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At the end of each year we ask you to consider a meaningful donation to help keep the nonprofit Grand Cinema growing and thriving.

Every year we like to use this opportunity to connect with our supporters, to learn more about why they love The Grand, and to share those perspectives. This year, we sat down with volunteers, board members, and staff to hear their stories. Through December, you will here from Van, Winnie, Heather, Bernadette, Katy, Jason, Ken, Lu, and Christopher in our theaters and on social media, sharing why they care about the work of The Grand Cinema.

Read on to learn how you can give back today too!

8 Reasons to become a member of The Grand Cinema Customers in the Grand Theater 3

Why supporting The Grand Cinema through annual membership is awesome and worth every penny (and then some).


The relationship between The Grand and its members is symbiotic: members see films on our screens that are hard to find elsewhere, and enjoy all the extra bonuses that come along with membership. In return The Grand is able to keep providing high quality film art and programs to the Tacoma community. It’s a win-win.


To all those readers who are already members: thank you and please keep it up! And to anyone who has been wondering what membership at The Grand is all about, keep reading to learn what you get from becoming an active part of The Grand’s community.

Hot Tickets at the 2016 Tacoma Film Festival as_you_are-899159695-large

Some of our Tacoma Film Festival films and events are definitely getting some attention - read on to learn what you should grab tickets for sooner than later.

Experience a post-film discussion at The Grand Post Film Panel First Girl Pride 2016

Recently, Grand Cinema volunteer and local filmmaker Christopher Wood led a post-film discussion for the documentary Weinerwhich was featured as part of our Tuesday Film Series. Read about his experience and make sure to make some time to join in an upcoming post-film discussion at The Grand too!

Get excited: Tacoma Film Festival 2016 is coming! large banner_web TFF 2016

The Tacoma Film Festival is October 6 - 13, 2016 and it will be bigger and better than ever! Read on and find out where to get all the updates as #2016TFF approaches.


For the Love of Pride and Film Viva Film

The Grand Cinema is a proud partner of Tacoma’s annual Pride festival, bringing the cinematic art of storytelling front and center. This year we are sharing LGBTQA stories of youth, creativity, and families - stories of discovery, identity, love, and expression.

Beyond the great content of our featured Pride films, we’re also inviting you to get inspired and to connect with our community through two very special events. Here’s what we’re doing for our 2016 Pride Film Series:

Happy Birthday, Grand Cinema! grand cinema birthday

Read up on our Monday updates including information about our 19th birthday, our audio system upgrades, celebrations of Miles Davis with KPLU and more! 

Our Audio Upgrade with power2give.org Grand Cinema Audio Upgrade

The time has come: The Grand Cinema is ready to get our aging in-theater audio systems upgraded. And we need your help!

Help The Grand Cinema amp up its audio systems and raise the boom in our rooms!

There are also a lot of fun perks for supporting our project: at different donor levels you can enjoy private screenings, parties, and cool opportunities to sign the new speakers! Read on to learn more about the project and how you can help:

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