The Picture House was built in 1921 and, in 2005, became a 501(C)(3) nonprofit regional film center providing the very best in film and education programming for all audiences. The movie business is a tricky one – and being a nonprofit is pretty tricky too. Earned income – from ticket and popcorn sales, etc  –  accounts for about half of the operating budget. The other 50% comes from grants, sponsorships, and the generous support of members and donors like you.



Our big fundraiser of the year is moving from May to February! It’s smack dab in the middle of awards season – a perfect time to support The Picture House, speculate on Oscar winners, and honor the indefatigable Barbara Bratone – emeritus Board member and  emeritus ExecutiveDirector of The Picture House. Details and registration…



Each year, starting right around Thanksgiving, we launch our annual appeal to remind you of the need for support – and to show you the impact your dollars have had! This  year, we presented our first ever annual report.

The 2015  Annual Report.

It showed how much we have achieved through your support – and you responded by tripling your support in the 2016 annual appeal! We are so grateful – and so excited about the great things we’ll be able to do together in 2017.

Missed the annual appeal? It’s not too early to your 2017 philanthropy. You can even break your pledge into monthly giving letting us know we can count on your support all year long.

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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.