THE PICTURE HOUSE 2017 ANNUAL APPEAL

Thank you for your amazing support!

Thanks to you, the annual appeal met the $20K match and exceeded all goals and all previous appeal results!

But that’s not really what’s most important – the impact that your donations will have on Picture House film and education programs is what really matters. Thanks to you, we’re heading into 2018 able to continue free matinees for seniors, education programs across the county, and bring the Westchester (and beyond!) community together around art and issues.

Thank you for supporting YOUR theater. We look forward to seeing you at the movies soon.

(If you don’t want to wait for the next appeal, you can always donate here. You can even make it monthly!)

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The Picture House Regional Film Center is more than a movie theater. It’s a place where

  • THOUSANDS OF FILM GOERS have their eyes opened and their horizons expanded through film.
  • HUNDREDS OF NEIGHBORS – from White Plains to the Bronx – come together and fill local restaurants for Film Club and other special film events, boosting the local economy.
  • SCORES OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS partner with us to help elevate issues through film, and provide a thriving community hub for lower Westchester.
  • STUDENTS WORKING INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLABORATIVELY throughout the county build skills, find their voices and give back to their communities through Picture House filmmaking classes.

Just last year, members of the Girls, Inc. Leadership Council were able to raise awareness of domestic abuse through their filmmaking. In Yonkers, a marginalized student found confidence – and perhaps a dream – playing Thurgood Marshall in a Black History Month film. Filmmaking changed his view of history and, most importantly, of himself.

There is magic in the moviesand without your support, it just can’t happen.  As much as 65% of ticket revenue goes back to the film distributors, and 75% of the money we raise is restricted and can’t be used for basic operating costs like heat, electricity for the popcorn machine, or a bulb for the projector. So, when a program has great impact, but the grants don’t cover the need – your donations are what makes the difference.

 


 

Annual Reports

The 2016 Annual Report

The 2015  Annual Report

Newsletters

See what’s been happening – on and off screen!

The Big Picture – Spring/Summer 2017

The Big Picture – Winter 2017

Thank you for helping us continue to achieve our mission!

The Picture House is dedicated to creating a shared community experience for diverse audiences through film, education programming and unique cultural offerings. Our historically preserved and restored theater offers a unique gathering place dedicated to entertaining, enriching, and inspiring a sense of wonder for all ages.