Membership Program

Your support will help us keep the doors open!

When you become a member, you are helping to maintain the aging building in which the Cinema is located, fund our innovative programming, and preserve this neighborhood institution.


Special message from the owners, Audrey Kramer and Alex Chernavsky:

We’ve been running the theater for almost a year now, and we’ve had a wonderful time screening movies, organizing events, and supporting animal rescues and other charities.  And we’ve especially enjoyed getting to know all of you, our loyal customers. 

Unfortunately, we’ve also come to the realization that the Cinema’s day-to-day operations will not generate enough income for us to keep the doors open indefinitely.  We’ve incurred some major expenses, such as fixing all the broken seats.  Our aging building ensures that these sorts of expenditures will continue into the future.  We also anticipate new expenses in 2019, like state-mandated pay raises for our staff (who certainly deserve those raises!), and the purchase of pricey, high-tech equipment to assist our Deaf and hard of hearing patrons.

So we’re asking you, our customers, to help us maintain the Cinema Theater as a neighborhood gem for many years to come.  We can’t do it without you!

Please consider buying a membership, or giving a membership as a gift to the movie-lover in your life.

Benefits of an annual membership:

  • The main membership benefit is that you are providing funds to ensure that the Cinema remains open.  As such, we try to find ways to provide something of value to our members that either costs us nothing (i.e. advance notice of upcoming events), or something that we can offer at a reasonable but still slightly profitable rate (for example, discounted tickets on Tuesdays).
  • The second main benefit is that you are helping to build an active community around the Cinema

All annual memberships include:

  • Special pricing on Tuesday nights, where members can buy tickets at legacy prices ($5 adults, $3 seniors/students)
  • Membership card
  • Cinema Theater car sticker
  • Periodic members-only events
  • Advance notice about upcoming special screenings, festivals, or other events, including the ability to purchase tickets ahead of the general public
  • Discounted rental prices for holding special events, such as birthday parties (limited to Sat. or Sun. early afternoons).  You can throw a party and screen the movie of your choice!
  • Free admission and free small popcorn & drink for yourself and a guest for your birthday
  • Free movie passes and concessions (different numbers for different membership levels)

Click here to view the special incentives we’re offering (t-shirts, tote bags, etc.).

You can pay on-line, you can mail us a check, or you can come pay with a credit card in person, at the box office.

Thank you for your support!

Audrey Kramer and
Alex Chernavsky


Membership levels:

Kitten – $50 (individual membership)
Buy for yourself or give as gift (you can also pay by check or at the box office)

  • Cinema-branded drink koozie
  • Cinema Theater t-shirt (option to purchase one at cost)
  • Cinema-branded plastic drink cup (option to purchase it at cost)
  • $2 fountain drinks when you bring your Cinema drink cup (16 oz.)
  • 1 movie pass
  • 1 small popcorn or drink

 

House Cat – $100 (individual membership)
Buy for yourself or give as gift  (you can also pay by check or at the box office) 

  • 2 movie passes
  • 2 small popcorns or drinks
  • Free refills on popcorn and fountain drinks
  • Drink koozie
  • Cinema-branded t-shirt or tote bag
  • Cinema-branded plastic drink cup (option to purchase it at cost)
  • $2 fountain drinks when you bring your Cinema drink cup (16 oz.)

 

Feral Cat – $250 (individual or dual members)
Buy for yourself or give as gift (you can also pay by check or at the box office)

  • Invitation to quarterly members-only pre-movie reception, with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres
  • 4 movie passes
  • 4 small popcorns or drinks
  • Free refills on popcorn and fountain drinks
  • Cinema-branded t-shirt, tote bag, plastic drink cup, and drink koozie.  
  • $2 fountain drinks when you bring your Cinema drink cup (16 oz.)

 

Aristocat – $500 (individual or dual members)
Buy for yourself or give as gift (you can also pay by check or at the box office)

  • A birthday announcement (or other special announcement) once per year on the marquee and the pre-movie slideshow, for each member
  • Your name(s) on a plaque in the lobby
  • Invitation to quarterly members-only pre-movie reception, with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres
  • 6 movie passes
  • 6 small popcorns or drinks
  • Free refills on popcorn and fountain drinks
  • Cinema Theater t-shirt (for each member)
  • Cinema tote bag (one bag per couple)
  • Cinema-branded plastic drink cup and drink koozie (for each member)
  • $2 fountain drinks when you bring your Cinema drink cup (16 oz.)

 

Top cat – $1000 (individual or dual members)
Buy for yourself or give as gift (you can also pay by check or at the box office)

  • Book of ten movie passes
  • Coupons for 5 free small drinks and 5 free small popcorns
  • Free refills on popcorn and fountain drinks
  • Half-price private matinée screening event (such as a birthday party) for yourself and your guests, where you can screen a movie of your choice.  Limited to Saturday or Sunday early afternoons.
  • Your name(s) on a plaque in the lobby
  • A birthday announcement (or other special announcement) once per year on the marquee and the pre-movie slideshow, for each member
  • Invitation to quarterly members-only pre-movie reception, with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres
  • Cinema Theater t-shirt (for each member)
  • Cinema tote bag (one per couple)
  • Cinema-branded plastic drink cup and drink koozie (for each member)

Other donation amount (Non-membership)
Not ready to become a member but still wish to support the Cinema?
Choose your own donation amount.


If you are mailing a check, please send it to:

The Cinema Theater
   Attn: Memberships
957 Clinton Ave. S.
Rochester, NY 14620

Questions?  Please contact Audrey Kramer or Alex Chernavsky, or call 585.271.1786.

Thank you for supporting the Cinema Theater!