A message from
Executive Director, Brett Bossard
& Board President, Allison Andersen

2019 marked an important milestone in Ithaca’s love affair with great cinema. Cinemapolis celebrated our 10th anniversary at our “new” home on Green Street. And what a decade it’s been! Thanks to the dedication of valued supporters like you, Cinemapolis is now one of upstate’s premiere non-profit film centers—a state-of-the-art facility providing access to the best the art-form has to offer for diverse audiences from throughout Tompkins County and beyond.

A quick “by the numbers” look shows how much we’ve been able to accomplish in just the past year:

  • 6,180 film screenings featuring:
    • 8 locally produced film festivals
    • 30 collaborations with community groups and non-profits
    • 38 films directed by women
    • 270 films from 30 nations and in 18 languages

We need your help to ensure that our next 10 years are just as eventful! Won’t you join our board and hundreds more community members in supporting Cinemapolis?  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 “Anniversary Gift” to this year’s annual fund by adding 10% to your usual contribution and help us reach our year-end target of $110,000. The next decade is sure to bring exciting changes to our cinema and our community. It’s inspiring to know that patrons like you will be here to help us realize our vision of Cinemapolis as a dynamic cultural institution that serves Ithaca and the entire region.

We don’t expect you to attend all 270 films we’ll be offering in 2020, but isn’t it great to know that there are so many diverse choices? Thank you again for supporting independent cinema and the art of film in our community.

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.