June 15, 2016
CREATE, CELEBRATE, COLLABORATE: The Grand's new TRACK Series
Film inspires us at The Grand Cinema to meet as many filmmakers as we can, pick their brains, help them meet other creatives, and showcase their work.
Obviously, since we’re in Tacoma, we’re particularly invested in our Northwest film community. Beyond our annual film festival, we’re also making more opportunities for filmmakers and artists to meet, connect, and collaborate.
This is the inspiration that led us to create TRACK - our local music video showcase sharing the newest and best in music videos created in the Northwest.
Read on to learn about TRACK 01:
May 20, 2016
SEEN AT THE 253 SHORT FILM PARTY
30+ Filmmakers were given 72 hours to create a short film lasting no more than 253 seconds. We watched all the finished works at a lively premiere party on a huge screen at Urban Grace earlier this month with nearly 700 friends.
April 2, 2016
Our Audio Upgrade with power2give.org
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:
April 2, 2016
For Kids (and kids at heart)! Boy and the World
A perk of working at a movie theater is that occasionally I get to see movies before the general public. One such film was Boy and the World - my kids even got to see it to weigh-in on bringing it to The Grand. Oh yeah, they felt cool for sure. The film was breathtaking. We were a laughing, crying, and inspired bunch on the couch that evening as we watched, and as we talked about it for weeks afterward.
So it is with great excitement that The Grand Cinema will be bringing this film to its screens, right in the middle of Spring Break, so you can experience it too. Read more about how wonderful this film is:
April 2, 2016
Stephen Chow's The Mermaid
Flooded with slapstick comedy, unpolished CGI effects, outlandish satire, and disguised as an unlikely romance between a business tycoon and a sea loving mermaid, The Mermaid finds a deeply contemporary way to explore environmental mindfulness through activism. A must see! Read on:
March 17, 2016
TCC Diversity Film Series this April
Now in its sixth year, the TCC Diversity Film Series offers special screenings that entertain, inspire, explore and celebrate individual and cultural differences. This year's incredible films highlight physical, ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity with themes to challenge and inspire audiences.
February 17, 2016
5 reasons to come to the Film Awards Party
Out of all the events The Grand presents, the annual Film Awards Party is my absolute favorite of the year.
The red carpet, the glamour, the suspense - what more could you possibly want?
While there are close to a million reasons why you should take part in this event, here are my Top 5:
January 5, 2016
The Annual Grand Cinema Movie Poll
Every year we ask you, our patrons, to tell us what films you loved and which ones you didn't. Take a moment and give us your hits and misses before polls close January 18!
December 15, 2015
Rare Exports: A Grand Holiday Tradition
There aren't a lot of truly great Christmas movies - and there are definitely not a lot of truly great Finnish action/horror/family Christmas movies. Lucky for us, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is all of those things! Read more to hear how The Grand celebrates with this amazing movie.
December 11, 2015
See Spike Lee's Chi-Raq showing December 18-24
We've been eyeing Spike Lee's new film CHI-RAQ, trying to find screen space for it. The film was available to us last week but we didn't have screen space available to bring it in; it is after all a zero sum game: for a new film to come in, an old one has to leave.
Read on by clicking the "read more" button below: