A message from
Executive Director, Brett Bossard
& Board President, Sue Perlgut
This year marks an important milestone in Ithaca’s love affair with great cinema. Cinemapolis is celebrating our 30th anniversary of providing the best independent and international films in the heart of downtown. In September 1986, our original owners, Lynne Cohen and Rich Szanyi opened the doors to a modest single screen cinema in the basement of Center Ithaca, offering nightly screenings of the Akira Kurosawa masterpiece, Ran.
Three decades (and thousands of films) later, Cinemapolis is now one of the region’s premiere non-profit film centers. To ensure that our next 30 years are just as eventful, the generosity of our community is more important than ever. Please contribute to our 2016 Annual Fund.
Lynne Cohen & Rich Szanyi, 1986
Since ticket sales cover less than 75% of our operating expenses, the continued success of Ithaca’s community cinema would not be possible without the ongoing assistance of our faithful “Cinemapolitans.”
Please consider an increased “Anniversary Gift” to this year’s fund and help us reach our year-end target of $80,000. Your tax-deductible contribution guarantees that Cinemapolis can continue to be more than just a movie theater. Gifts to the annual fund feed the dream of an art house cinema that engages and enriches the community with a year-round program of films that entertain, educate and enhance our quality of life.
These contributions help foster the art of film in Tompkins County and beyond. This community’s commitment to Cinemapolis is truly inspiring.
Brett Bossard, Executive Director &
Sue Perlgut, Board President
With a contribution of $75 or more ($150 or more for a dual/family membership), you become a card-carrying member of Cinemapolis. Click here to find out more about member benefits.
Tax-deductible donations can be made online using the form below, or simply sent to: Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850.