JUNE IS FOR FILM LOVERS AT THE CINEMATHEQUE
As a charitable cultural organization, The Cinematheque relies on the support of donors like you. This June, new monthly donors ($10+/month) will have a chance to win a private screening! Plus, for the rest of the year, our monthly donors will be entered into monthly draws for a chance to win free movies, exclusive treats, and more.
Support Vancouver's longest-running non-profit film organization by making a charitable donation to The Cinematheque.
The Cinematheque, incorporated in 1972, is a society and centre dedicated to the understanding of film and moving images in both the Canadian and international contexts. Through screenings and film tours, as well as the provision of educational services and resources, The Cinematheque fosters critical media literacy and advances cinema as art and a vital means of communication in British Columbia and Canada.The Mandate of the Society is:
1. Through screenings and related programming, to provide public access to films which have made significant contributions to the history and/or current practice of cinema locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
2. To fulfill an educational role in British Columbia and Vancouver through:
a) maintenance of an up-to-date library for members and researchers;
b) maintenance of a moving image archive housing works by western Canadian independent producers and works reflecting regional social, political and cultural concerns;
c) provision of educational programming and provincial film tours;
d) provision of information on programming through brochures and publications.
3. To promote and encourage Canadian film and filmmakers at all levels of programming.
4. To co-programme with arts, multicultural and special interest groups in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Canada in the interest of community service and the advancement of cinema.
What People Are Saying
""Going to The Cinematheque is the closest thing to visiting Manhattan without leaving Vancouver .... Its program is as innovative and entertaining as any you'll find in New York." "
— The Province
"“For the true cinema lover who appreciates foreign and independent retrospectives, restorations, experimental films, and rare or obscure works, the Cinematheque is a necessity.”"
— Craig Takeuchi, The Georgia Straight
"“I have nothing but the highest praise for The Cinematheque’s Education Department workshops ... They have been a massive success with our students, and an inspiration for our teachers.”"
— Teacher, Point Grey Secondary School