When the Cinema Arts Centre was founded in 1973, we had the name New Community Cinema. Although our name has changed, community remains at the heart of everything we do, and it is our community that fuels our mission, allowing us to bring the best in independent film artistry to Long Island, and use the power of film to broaden conversations and address a huge range of topics and issues.
In 2017, we presented 60 documentaries, screened 99 international films, welcomed 122 guest speakers, were home to 93 musical performances, and showed films from 55 countries!
Your support makes this all possible. So much goes into presenting daily film screenings in our three theaters and producing over 300 film and cultural events each year, and all of it costs money. Contributions from our members and patrons to the
Life of the Cinema
provide critical revenue. We are just $8,000 away from making our goal.
f your contribution is already in the mail, thank you so much. You will receive a letter from us as soon as it is received.