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Expanding a Vital Community Asset to Serve Generations to Come

The Mission Of The Nonprofit Coral Gables Art Cinema Is To Inspire, Engage, And Enhance Our Community Through The Powerful Medium Of Great Film.

The More Than A Cinema campaign allows us to build upon eleven years of success and expand our commitment to the community by making our jewel in the Gables sustainable for generations to come.

DOUBLE THE FEATURES

Your tax-deductible donations and pledges will support our expansion into 240 Aragon Avenue which will feature a large modern lobby, cafe featuring local specialties, 90-seat deluxe auditorium, and additional offices. Together we will make a transformational impact and ensure the continuation of our world-class programming, education, and community investment initiatives for future generations.

To date, early donors and our board of directors have raised 75% of our campaign goal. While we are approaching the finish line there is still much to do. 

Public support is vital to the success of efforts. We are thrilled to announce these exciting plans and we hope you will join us in leaving a lasting legacy and furthering our mission. Find out how you can help.

GABLES CINEMA THE SEQUEL

Since 2010 our mission and vision, of creating more than a cinema by fostering culture, community, and conversation, have been sustained.  Pre-pandemic,  more than 50,000 people attended our 100+ screenings, and we infused $2 million economic impact dollars into the local economy.

While our venue was shuttered our total members increased 19% as patrons and members hurried to ensure our doors would reopen. 

Now that we have reopened and are forging ahead our critical, immediate, and long-term capacity demands need to be met.  

  • We are a single-screen art house cinema with an overriding need for a second screen to serve a growing audience. 
  • Film exhibition run lengths are set by distributors not Cinemas. This means that for certain films we are required to show them for 3 or 4 weeks. Having only one screen severely limits the number of new - revenue producing - films we can host in a year.
  • We are surrounded by 7 competing cinemas with a total of 58 screens in a 3-mile radius.
  • Distributors take 52% of every ticket sale - we need to show more films to afford this margin. 

THE CASE STATEMENT

Read more about our campaign to expand Coral Gables Art Cinema and our community investment initiatives.

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MAKE A REEL IMPACT

If you are an individual, foundation, or corporation wanting to discuss personalizing a meaningful investment we will be honored to work with you directly to provide a lasting recognition.

For more information on how you can help, please call Brenda Moe 786-472-2249 or email brenda@gablescinema.com