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To Dust: July's Science on Screen Presentation + Movie Event to dust with pig

A Hasidic jew. A community college bio professor. A stolen pig. Join us for our next Science on Screen event pairing the film To Dust with a presentation by "dead" PA Naomi Grimminck on the topic: from biopsy to resection to results. Screens only on Monday, July 22 at 6:45pm.

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June may have been Pride Month (and with good reason: this year we commemorated 50 years since the Stonewall riots, which began June 28, 1969), but here in Tacoma, we're just getting started! We're ecstatic to once again be part of Tacoma Pride programming, which begins July 9.

Fake news and a white dress... announcing the 2019 253 Short Film Competition Winners Hands holding 253 flyers 2019

Time flies! Just ten days ago, we held the 2nd ever 253 Film Summit on the UWT campus in partnership with UWT Film Club; the day before that, we took over Urban Grace for our annual 253 Short Film Party. Two weeks prior, three dozen local filmmaking teams were racing against a 72-hour clock to create short films... to be viewed and awarded at the 253 Short Film Party

Who were the winners? Found out here!

Introducing Baby/Sensory-Friendly Screenings at The Grand Cinema baby sensory friendly screenings

Starting Wednesday, May 8, The Grand Cinema will offer weekly Wednesday screenings at 10:30 AM designed for parents with infants, autistic individuals, and guests with other special sensory needs.

Join us at the 2nd annual 253 Film Summit 253 film competition filmmakers 2018

Our celebration of local filmmaking has begun!

32 film crews competing in our annual 72 hour competition started their journeys on April 25 (follow along on the hashtag #253seconds). Their films will debut at the 253 Film Party May 10 and then, the very next day, we head to the University of Washington Tacoma to the 2nd annual 253 Film Summit.

We have five engaging sessions for our attendees to enjoy including a presentation from Washington Filmworks, a discussion about Tacoma Creates, and lunch with the Washington Lawyers for the Arts.

We’re also very excited about two new guests joining us this year: writer/director Megan Griffiths, and Manager of Research & Education for the Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Initiative, Jess Fuselier. Read on to learn more!

You're invited to the annual Film Awards Party 2019 2018 film awards party photo booth

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony is twenty-three days away and still without a host, but the show will go on! The Grand Cinema hosts its annual viewing party of the ceremony at the Theater on the Square Sunday, February 24th. Doors open at 4:00 PM, Oscars coverage begins at 5:00 PM. 

Festive films and gifts for all at The Grand Cinema! popcorn bow

Classics. Sparkling wine. Finnish Krampus fantasy. Hans Gruber and John McClane. The holidays are here!

Tacoma Film Festival Opening & Closing Night films announced! TF7_0090-edited-WEB

SXSW breakout sci fi film PROSPECT will open and BOOM, the new documentary about legendary band The Sonics, will close the 13th annual Tacoma Film Festival

Two new films with strong Northwest roots will bookend the South Sound’s premiere film festival

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This year's Tacoma Film Festival programming is off the chain! Our stellar Film Festival Director/Programmer, Laura, selected the best of the best of the best films from the nearly 1800 film submissions we had this year! Every year, I am completely blown away by the talent of the filmmakers who submitted films, both local and beyond, and this year is no different!

Fresh Film Friday's 2017 Oscar Picks fff blog header

Review our top Oscar picks, choose your team, and get a chance to win some great Grand Cinema prizes!

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