FAQ: Operations

Are you a for-profit business?

Nope! We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit. A community-supported cinema, arts and performance hub.

I heard the theatre runs because of volunteers, is that true?

Yes! Each weekend a team of volunteers joins together to operate our concession stand. Hosting movies is not possible without a tribe of volunteers. We pay contractors for essential operations (FOH, tech., cleaning, bookkeeping).

Why can’t we watch movies on the opening weekend?

We’re the little guy. Even though we’re nearly 100 miles round trip from another cinema. The studios require a minimum number of showings (30+) to book a movie opening weekend. Meaning, we would have to show the movie for a minimum of a month. Our numbers prove to us that this isn’t worth it. We