Support The Cinematheque

The Cinematheque is more than a movie theatre! We are a non-profit organization and registered charity dedicated to advancing the understanding and appreciation of cinema as art by bringing the very best in film culture and education to Vancouver audiences of all ages.

As a charitable institution, The Cinematheque relies on the support of its donors. We invite you to contribute to The Cinematheque by becoming a monthly donor or making an annual gift.

Over 500 curated screenings take place annually, offering more international cinema, director retrospectives, and Canadian filmworks than any theatre in the province. The Cinematheque offers filmmaking and digital literacy workshops to community organizations, schools, and members of the public in Metro Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. 

An extensive collection of film books and periodicals are housed in the Film Reference Library and over 2,000 16mm and 35mm prints of culturally significant Canadian and international films make up the West Coast Film Archive.

Your donation will support the innovative year-round film programming and award-winning education programs of Western Canada’s largest film institute.


Registered Charity #11907 5406 RR0001

Levels of Support

As a donor, you will receive numerous benefits, including having the bi-monthly Program Guide mailed to your home and discounts at our concession. You will also receive a tax receipt for your contribution.

$60–$119 ($5–9/month)
Cinematheque membership, concession savings, our Program Guide mailed to your home, recognition in our annual report, and a donation tax receipt for the full amount of your gift.
Patron ♥ ♥
$120–$299 ($10–24/month)
On-screen recognition prior to screenings, plus all the benefits listed above.
Benefactor ♥ ♥ ♥
$300–$599 ($25–49/month)
Invitations to opening receptions and guest appearances, plus all the benefits listed above.
Director ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
$600–$1199 ($50–99/month)
Access to the theatre for private bookings at cost, plus all the benefits listed above.
Producer ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
$1,200+ ($100+/month)
Invitation to experience an evening in the projection booth, plus all the benefits listed above.

For all gifts over $1000, additional customized benefits can be arranged. Please contact The Cinematheque directly for more details.

Ways to Give

Become A Monthly Donor
A convenient, secure, and affordable way to support The Cinematheque year-round! Your donation will be automatically charged to your credit card each month, and you can stop anytime. A charitable tax receipt will be given for all donations over $50.

Make an Annual Gift
Support The Cinematheque with a one-time/annual gift.

In addition to tax receipts for all donations, donors receive benefits in appreciation of their important contribution.

Dedicate a Seat
With a $250 donation, you may dedicate a seat at The Cinematheque to show your support for the essential cinema experience, celebrate a special occasion, or honour a loved one. A custom engraved plaque will be secured to the Cinematheque seat of your choosing for a period of five years. You will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of your donation.
Simply fill out this form.

Whether you would like to set up a monthly contribution or make a one-time gift, making a donation to The Cinematheque is easy and secure:


By Mail
Please send your completed donation form to:
The Cinematheque
200 – 1131 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7

In Person
Visit us at the Box Office on regular screening nights.

By Phone
Please call us at 604 688 8202 during regular business hours.


Please contact our office at 604 688 8202 or email