A message from
Executive Director, Brett Bossard
& Board President, Sue Perlgut

Recently we asked our Board of Directors why they support Cinemapolis, our region’s only five-screen, member supported art house cinema. Their answers were passionate and varied:

“Cinemapolis brings babies and their caregivers together for ‘Cry Baby Cinema,’ let lovers of Latin cinema celebrate achievements with the ‘Cine con Cultura’ festival transports us to London for the National Theatre Live, and provokes alleyway debates and conversations after the showings.”

“I go to the theatre for the experience of watching something together in a room with people from my town, for the fun of leaving the house and getting snacks made for me, and because sitting on your sofa does not a date night make.”

“The popcorn! The comfortable seats and the affordable tickets.”

“We consistently show the best, award-winning films of the year. We are a living wage employer, and provide a place for community organizations to meet and offer presentations. We bring filmmakers to the theater too, local, national and international, to discuss their work.”

And more!

As a patron and supporter, we’re sure you can add to this list, which is why we’re asking you to contribute to our 2017-18 Annual Fund. By making a donation, you join our current board and hundreds of other community members in supporting Cinemapolis.

Our continued success would not be possible without the ongoing assistance of you, our faithful “Cinemapolitans.” And why is your support so needed now?  Because ticket sales cover less than 75% of our operating expenses, which include our continued commitment to providing a living wage to all our employees.  So along with your membership of $75 per person, please consider an increase in your donation to this year’s annual fund and help us reach our year-end target of $100,000. Your tax-deductible contribution guarantees that Cinemapolis can continue to be more than just a movie theater.

We are grateful for your past support and thank you again for all you do to help foster the art of film in Tompkins County and beyond. The community’s love for our cinema is truly inspiring.


Brett Bossard, Executive Director &
Sue Perlgut, Board President

If you have questions, please call 607-277-6115 during theater hours or email brett@cinemapolis.org


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 purchase a membership and 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.

7th Art is a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation. Your gift may be entirely or partly tax-deductible; consult your tax advisor.