SUPPORT ESSENTIAL CINEMA | 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.

Your donation will support the innovative year-round film programming and award-winning education programs of western canada's largest film institute:

Over 500 curated screenings annually offer more international cinema, director retrospectives, and Canadian filmworks than any theatre in the province.

Media literacy, video production workshops, and educational film screenings for youth, educators, and the community.

Our commitment to enhancing the culture and appreciation of cinema includes providing a collection of several thousand film books and periodicals.

Over 2,000 16mm and 35mm prints of culturally significant Canadian and international films.


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.

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. Learn more about our Donor Benefits

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.  Learn more about our Seat Dedication Campaign.


How to Donate

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:

ONLINE | Quickly and securely donate online with

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BY MAIL | Please send your completed donation form to:
The Cinematheque
#200 – 1131 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC CANADA
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.



Further Questions?

Please contact our office at 604.688.8202 or via email at