March 11, 2022
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Read About Parking Expansion and More at our Renovation Blog!

As we move closer and closer to reopening our building, we have many improvements to look forward to, including a parking lot expansion that has begun.

Improvements to our parking lot will include:

  • Expanding the existing parking field by 167 spaces (99 exist / 266 proposed)
  • Providing ADA-accessible parking and pedestrian routes to the building
  • Installing drainage, lighting, and landscaping

See more details HERE.

While we make progress every day toward completing our necessary renovation and re-opening our building, we want to be cautious about announcing a re-opening date while supply chain issues continue to be a factor. We can say that we are just weeks away. And we miss seeing you in our theaters and our Sky Room Café so much!

Follow our Renovation Blog HERE to stay up-to-date on our work.

Remember, unless you opt out, all members will have unused days of their memberships added back to their expiration dates upon our reopening. For example, if your membership expired 6 months after our initial closure in 2020, upon our reopening your membership expiration date will be adjusted so that your renewal date will be 6 months from the day we re-open.

If you have any questions about membership or reopening, or if you would like to schedule a guided tour of the progress in our building with CAC Co-Director Dylan Skolnick, please contact
In-Person Screenings Coming Soon!

We have begun to program in-person screenings in anticipation of our re-opening. We are very excited to have booked showtimes for MEMORIA starring Tilda Swinton.

From the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman, who, after hearing a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, begins experiencing a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Colombia.

Find more information about upcoming in-person programs and current virtual programs in our VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM.
Seat Plaque Update

If you are one of our many community members who ordered a personalized seat plaque for our new seats, thank you so much. Your gift helped purchase our brand new seats. Please watch your email over the coming days as we are confirming seat location and dedication language in preparation for our reopening.

If you would like to purchase a seat plaque now, please CLICK HERE for details. Proceeds from seat plaque sales go to the Cinema Arts Centre's capital improvement fund.

We're Hiring!

Hourly Theater Operations Staff & Hourly Managers:

The Cinema Arts Centre is seeking interested and qualified applicants for hourly associate staff positions within our Operations Department. Positions are available for both associate floor staff and hourly box office managers. Applicants are invited to submit their application via our online portal. Approximate start date for both positions: late March 2022. Please apply at link below. Please do not call or email, as we will be unable to respond to inquiries for these positions outside our application portal.



The Technical Director of the Cinema Arts Centre, a 501(c)3 non-profit theater, is an essential role within our creative team, and will oversee all technical aspects of the three (3) theaters, projection booths, and café which has a projector and soundboard for live music shows. 

The Technical Director implements and coordinates all technical aspects of the Cinema Arts Centre programming and cinema, collaborating with the Co-Directors, Operations, and Manager(s), and other staff members as they interface with the physical plant of the building. 

  • Overseeing projection systems 
  • Tracking print intake/outflow 
  • Ingesting media 
  • Building digital cinema playlists 
  • Organizing non-feature assets for film screenings 
  • Projecting digital and analog films 
  • Tracking and caring for 35mm film prints 
  • Total maintenance of the projection booths(3) 
  • Producing and managing in theater events 
  • Q&As, both live in-person presentations and Zoom discussions 
  • Overseeing rental integrations with the assistance of Operations 
  • Maintaining and testing the soundboard with musical bands and groups 
  • Coordinating with outside companies and vendors for parts and software updates 
  • Ordering & Inventory 
  • Responsible for booth up keeping and inventory  
  • Training and supervising other projectionists  

The Technical Director/Projectionist reports to the Co-Directors and the Operations Director. 


  • Broad and deep familiarity with film projection systems, both Digital and 35mm. Would consider a strong candidate that lacks 35mm training that is willing to learn.  
  • Familiarity with digital cinema systems and servers 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Technical generalist skill 
  • Event management skills 
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills 

This is a FULL-TIME IN-PERSON position. Salary is in the $55,000 range and is negotiable. Salary will be commensurate with industry standards, experience, and skills. Health insurance is offered. For immediate start date. 

It is the policy of the Cinema Arts Centre to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, creed/religion, disability, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, familial status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception. 

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to: 

No-Fee Opportunity for Your Small Business

As we prepare to reopen, we are excited that we will once again be able to deliver the full benefits of membership, including discounts on tickets to screenings and events, Member Appreciation Mondays and more.

One of our benefits to members is exclusive discounts to local restaurants, merchants, and service providers though our Reel Deals program.

Right now, we are reaching out to all of our Reel Deals participating businesses to confirm these exclusive discounts. If you own a local business and would like to be included, please contact

We will be promoting our Reel Deals businesses robustly upon our reopening. There is no fee to participate, just offer our members a discount that follows our guidelines.

CLICK HERE for more info.
The Cinema Arts Centre is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The mission of the Cinema Arts Centre is to bring the best in cinematic artistry to Long Island, and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community.
Special Thanks to Our Community Newsletter Sponsor:
Thanks to Our Program Sponsors:
Thanks to Stuart and Ginger Polisner for their historic support of our Real-to-Reel and Creativity Series.

Thanks to Lynn & Jonah Kaufman, Brandywine Living, and Goidel Law Group for their generous support of our 2020 Making Memories Programs.

When you visit a business that supports the cinema, please let them know how much it means to you.
Major Grant Support
Burt and Stanley Shaffer Foundation
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