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See great student films at the Lincoln Film Festival Lincoln Film Club with Will Good

I am so inspired to be a part of these next steps for The Grand Cinema and delighted that we could do this work in partnership with Lincoln High School. We can’t wait to find ways to share the art and skill of storytelling (collaboratively through digital media) with more and more of our neighboring students.

Thank you all for being a part of our community and supporting youth expression, leadership, collaboration, and storytelling. Please join us this Thursday, Friday, or Saturday for the first Lincoln Film Festival.

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.


$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!

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:

CREATE, CELEBRATE, COLLABORATE: The Grand's new TRACK Series TRACK 01 Bruce Leroy Ayebblee Fly Moon Royalty

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:

Summer events with our community partners track_01_images_web

Magically (through the magic of collaboration, to be precise), we pull off incredible, inspiring, unique events at The Grand all the time. This summer is no exception. Thanks to all sorts of cool partners, here's what I'm excited about at (and around) The Grand Cinema over the next few months.

SEEN AT THE 253 SHORT FILM PARTY 253 faves _ filmmaker interviews 3

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.

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!

5 reasons to come to the Film Awards Party Film_awards party _facebook event (00000005)

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:

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