Since becoming a nonprofit in 1997, The Grand Cinema has thrived because of member support. Membership helps The Grand build and sustain community partnerships, share film, welcome filmmakers, and present events, education opportunities, and film festivals.

We're launching a spring membership drive with a goal of reaching 7,000 members. We currently have about 6,500 active members. Annual membership levels range from Individual at $45 to the Gold level membership at $500.

Take advantage of our spring special

Those who sign up for a two year membership will receive 26 months for the price of 24. Available now through May 31, 2019.


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One way we thank our members is to offer Free Member Movie Days. On Free Member Movie Day, all members receive free admission to all films, all day long.

The next Free Member Movie Day is Thursday, April 18, in celebration of The Grand Cinema’s 22nd birthday. On April 18, 1997, The Grand opened as a nonprofit with only two paid staff and a group of volunteers. It is because of this small band of community organizers and dedicated volunteers—the original members of The Grand, one might say—that the cinema has flourished since its inception as a nonprofit more than two decades ago. 

Members make up an essential 20% of the theater’s annual budget. “By supporting The Grand as a member, you make it possible for The Grand to continue as THE gathering spot for film in Pierce County. Membership makes possible the unique film programming that you find nowhere else,” says executive director Philip Cowan.

We thank our members with the following perks:
  • $2.50 off regular-priced movie tickets
  • A free small popcorn on every visit
  • $5 movies every Monday (excluding holidays & special events)
  • Member Happy Hour: $1 off beer and wine Monday through Friday from 5 PM to close
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  • Special members-only events
  • Member discount pricing on all events including the upcoming 253 Short Film Party and the Tacoma Film Festival 
  • The joy of supporting a nonprofit community resource devoted to celebrating the art of film

  • All members receive the benefits outlined above and can be purchased at the following levels:  25 & Under for $25, Individual, Joint, Family, Silver (includes two t-shirts and two free tickets to one Grand Cinema special event), and Gold (includes $50 gift card to a premier local restaurant, two t-shirts, and two free tickets to one Grand Cinema special event).


    Join or renew at the box office or online. The spring membership special, 26 months for the price of 24, is available through May 31, 2019.