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Find excellent gift ideas at The Grand Holiday Grand gear

Finding a thoughtful present for someone can be a wonderful way to make them feel special and cared about. So here I am less than two weeks away from Christmas knowing that I have some shopping to do. And you probably do too. 

Thankfully, I work at The Grand Cinema which is chock full of excellent gift ideas.

Click the "read more" button below for some great gift ideas from The Grand.

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.

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!

$5 Member Mondays FB _ Member Mondays 2016

Have you joined The Grand’s inner circle of member supporters? Whether you are already one of our 7,000 members or thinking about joining, read on for a list of our recently expanded members-only perks!

Tonight! 253 Short Film Competition Kicks Off 253 Victorino

Tonight in theater we kick off the 253 Short Film Competition, an annual challenge in which 31 teams are given 72 hours to conceive, create and edit a short film (no more than 253 seconds) containing four criteria like a line of dialogue, prop, convention, and a phrase in a foreign language. Read on to learn more!

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! 

April 12 Notes from our Executive Director hologram for a king

As The Grand connects with our community to create film partnerships, some weeks we see a vastly increased slate of films coming to our screens. 

The next few weeks bring so many films in that it may be hard to keep up with them all, but I wanted to mention a few I have my eye on. Click to read 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:

Members, it's time to vote on our Board of Directors! blog image II Board Member Bernadette

Every year Grand Cinema members vote on the group of candidates who serve volunteer, 3-year term on The Grand Cinema Board of Directors. Now is the time to weigh in!

Sundance Dispatches from Katy The other Daniels

Get updates and information from Grand staff at Art House Convergence and the Sundance Film Festival. Read on!

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