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. The studios require a minimum number of showings (30+) to book a movie opening weekend. We would have to show the movie for a minimum of a month. Our numbers prove to us that this isn’t worth it. When we have booked a movie for even two weeks, the first week is good, but the second weekend will be on our worst attended movie list.