December 17, 2021
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We Invite You to Take the Pledge!

As our LI agriCULTURE: Celebrating Local Foods with the Power of Film series winds down, we would like to thank everyone who has supported and participated in these unique events, especially the Long Island Community Foundation whose funding made the series possible, and Choose LI who has helped with planning and implementation every step of the way.

Please take a moment to CLICK HERE and take the Choose Li pledge. Choose LI is a collaborative initiative to raise awareness, advocate and inspire the community to support local and independent businesses by spending 10% of their weekly food allowance on local and seasonal food goods across Suffolk County, Long Island. The vision of Choose LI is to inspire the community to choose goods from local and independent farmers and fishermen to preserve our heritage industries and cultivate a vibrant, diverse and robust economy. Support the growth of a well-nourished community that is unique and resilient by fostering healthy food choices and creating dynamic life experiences.

Watch the films online through December 21st and join us on Tuesday, December 21st at 6PM for an online Panel Discussion and Q&A. CLICK HERE for more info.
Made Possible through a Grant from the Long Island Community Foundation, and in partnership with: Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and PlanningSuffolk County Office of Cultural AffairsChoose Long IslandCornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) & Suffolk County Farm and Education Center; and many more valued contributors, LI AgriCULTURE: Celebrating Local Foods with the Power of Film engages our community in Long Island’s rich landscape of sustainable food production through the power of documentary film, helping to foster pride in our shared agricultural and aquacultural heritage, and inspiring us to choose more local foods. Presenting dynamic documentary screening and discussion programs, virtually and in a variety of locations, our program connects audiences to local food producers and encourages and empowers our community to include more locally and sustainably produced foods in our daily diets.

CLCIK HERE for more info.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden Announces Annual Selection of 25 Motion Pictures to be Inducted into the National Film Registry.

The Library of Congress just released the list of films that will be added to the National Film Registry this year. Selected for their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance to preserve the nation’s film heritage, the newest selections include epic trilogies, major roles for Jennifer Lopez and Cicely Tyson, extraordinary animated features, comedy and music, and films that took on racially-motivated violence against people of color decades ago.

CLICK HERE for film list and more info.
The Life of Our Cinema...

Thanks to many dedicated members and patrons, as well as critical institutional support, the Cinema Arts Centre will reopen 2/4/2022! Our building will have been closed for nearly two years—but our community remains strong. During our facility closure, we provided online screenings and events, including many free programs. We provided in-person off-site programs including drive-in movies, and outdoor screenings at local farms. We are approaching the final stages of our renovation and preparing to welcome you back to our independent community cinema and home away from home, with the daily screenings and events we all miss so much.

It is difficult to launch the Vic Skolnick Life of Our Cinema Campaign while are still completing work in our building, but as we prepare to rehire staff and plan our slate of independent film programs and cultural events for 2022, it is critical that we build a robust annual fund. We must reach our goal to raise $160,000 through this campaign.

We have faced many challenges in our history, and we always respond by growing and adapting. Most importantly, we always respond together. The Cinema Arts Centre has had an evolving and positive impact on our community for nearly 50 years, delivering cultural, social, educational, and economic benefits. Thank you for being part of this meaningful work, and part of our Cinema family.

If you can, please consider making a gift to our campaign today.

Thank you!
Membership Update

When we first temporarily closed our doors in March of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and extended our temporary shutdown when repairs and expanded renovations became necessary, we promised our members that for every day of paid membership during our shutdown, we would award that day back upon our reopening.

Many members have reached out to us asking that we do not award them a membership extension, and they will renew upon our reopening in order to support our programs and operations. We have been so touched by these generous offers. Over the past few weeks, we have been recalculating thousands of membership expiration dates and surveying our members, asking if you would like to accept your newly recalculated membership expiration date, or keep your previous expiration date and renew at will.

If you did not receive an email about your membership expiration date and you want to decline your membership extension and renew at will instead, please contact

We will default to awarding the membership extensions to all members who do not respond otherwise.

Also, any new memberships, and any renewals of memberships lapsed prior to our shutdown, that are purchased prior to our reopening will expire one full year from our reopening date.

Learn about all the benefits of membership at THIS LINK.

Our goal is to restore our membership to 10,000 strong in 2022. Thank you for being part of this wonderful community.
Book Revue: The Next Chapter Reaches Its Goal!

Huntington should always have an independent community cinema AND an independent community bookstore. The Cinema Arts Centre extends our congratulations to Book Revue: The Next Chapter on reaching its Kickstarter goal! We look forward to seeing them accomplish their next steps and will share that news with you all.
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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