The AFS Cinema is officially reopening July 15!

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“Film people are film people.
There is no place they’d rather
be than in a theater.”

– Richard Linklater in The New Yorker on the future of cinema

Since first turning on our projectors, the AFS Cinema has become a cornerstone of Austin’s vibrant film community. As the city’s only repertory arthouse theater, it is home for all who love the very best in classic, foreign, and new independent film, and seek out diverse and global perspectives every day of the week. The AFS Cinema is a place for the community to gather and watch films as they are meant to be seen, on the big screen.

“At the heart of it all is a community of people passionate about film. It’s the ‘society’ that makes AFS.”

– Richard Linklater, Indiewire for AFS’s 30th anniversary. Richard, pictured in center above, founded the Austin Film Society with a close group of friends in 1985.

STUMPED director Robin Berghaus takes in her film at a Science on Screen event

The AFS Cinema lobby is abuzz with conversation before and after films

BLUE VELVET audience members enjoy a David Lynch birthday party with live music

Renée Zellweger opens up about playing Judy Garland in JUDY

Filmmakers Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian discuss their groundbreaking Sundance film SEARCHING

Writer/director Lulu Wang presents THE FAREWELL at the AFS Cinema

AT THE HEART OF AUSTIN’S CULTURAL IDENTITY

 

THE NEXT PICTURE SHOW

The experience of cinema ties us together. It’s the connection we feel with other film lovers at the AFS Cinema—where discovering cinematic gems in the dark on a big screen, with friends and strangers alike, and discussing over drinks for an hour after a film ends on any given night are the norm. Together, with your help, we are bringing back the AFS Cinema stronger than ever and keep Austin a center of great film culture for years to come.

 

While our crowdfunding campaign is closed, we are still offering special opportunities (see below) for supporters of the AFS Cinema as we reopen.

 

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

AFS Cinema Reopening
Unique AFS Cinema Opportunity: Reserved Seats at Screening

  • You and 9 guests will enjoy reserved seats at a screening of your choice, with drinks.

Tickets (2) to an exclusive Reopening Screening with special guests

Annual Benefits
Premiere Dual Membership

  • Pre-sale access and discounts to select special events

AFS Cinema Reopening
Unique AFS Cinema Opportunity: Reserved Seats at Screening

  • You and 9 guests will enjoy reserved seats at a screening of your choice, with drinks.

Name inscribed on a theater seat

Tickets (2) to an exclusive Reopening Screening with special guests

Annual Benefits
Inner Circle Membership: Director’s Circle

  • Invitations to at least 2 Inner Circle events throughout the year
  • Pre-sale access and discounts to select special events

AFS Cinema Reopening
Unique AFS Cinema Opportunity: Private Screening

  • You and guests (25-50, TBC) will enjoy a private screening curated and introduced by AFS programmers, with drinks.

Name inscribed on a theater seat

Tickets (2) to an exclusive Reopening Screening with special guests

Annual Benefits
Inner Circle Membership: Producer’s Circle

  • Invitations to at least 2 Inner Circle events throughout the year
  • Pre-sale access and discounts to select special events

AFS Cinema Reopening
Unique AFS Cinema Opportunity: Private Screening & Party

  • You and guests (25-50, TBC) will enjoy private access to the AFS Cinema lobby and drinks with a private screening curated for you and introduced by AFS programmers

Name inscribed on a theater seat

Tickets (4) to an exclusive Reopening Screening with special guests

Annual Benefits
Inner Circle Membership: Leadership Circle

  • Invitations to at least 2 Inner Circle events throughout the year
  • Pre-sale access and discounts to select special events

AFS Cinema Reopening
Unique AFS Cinema Opportunity: Private Screening & Party

  • You and guests (25-50, TBC) will enjoy private access to the AFS Cinema lobby and drinks with a private screening curated for you and introduced by AFS programmers.

Invitations to a private Reopening Celebration Dinner with Richard Linklater and special guests

Name inscribed on a theater seat

Tickets (4) to an exclusive Reopening Screening with special guests

Annual Benefits
Inner Circle Membership: AFS Founder’s Circle

  • Invitations to at least 2 Inner Circle events throughout the year
  • Pre-sale access and discounts to select special events

AFS Cinema Reopening
Unique AFS Cinema Opportunity: Sponsored Series & Private Screening & Party

  • Your donation will underwrite a series curated by AFS programmers. During the series, you and guests (25-50, TBC) will enjoy private access to the AFS Cinema lobby and drinks with a private screening introduced by AFS programmers.

Invitations to a private Reopening Celebration Dinner with Richard Linklater and special guests

Name inscribed on a theater seat

Tickets (8) to an exclusive Reopening Screening with special guests

Annual Benefits
Inner Circle Membership: AFS Founder’s Circle

  • Invitations to at least 2 Inner Circle events throughout the year
  • Pre-sale access and discounts to select special events

For more information, please contact Taylor Whritner.


 

THANKS TO OUR NEXT PICTURE SHOW DONORS

Your generosity helped us raise $155,378 to reopen the AFS Cinema in just six weeks!

Aaron ArnoldCharles M WrightGary FischbeckJoshua M MartinMatthew AlcockSanford Wyatt
Aaron WerenkoCharles Ramirez BergGary WilsonJoshua PullinMatthew BassettSara Ballard
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