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MEMBERSHIP


WHY MEMBERSHIP?
Very few towns can boast the sophistication of housing first-rate educational institutions, some of the nationās best art museums, one of the finest theatre festivals AND an independent film house right in the center of town. Images Cinema is one of the few remaining single-screen, independent theaters still in operation. Not only an historic part of the Northern Berkshires, this theater is part of the legend of cinema in America. Images Cinema offers you an exceptional variety of independent, foreign and classic films, year-round.

We really need your membership dollars. The membership fund will help support this nonprofit cinema when ticket sales are not sufficient to cover operating expenses. Your membership will ensure the survival of this historic institution.

The Challenge of Independent Film
As an independent cinema, we struggle to carve out a space in an industry overwhelmed by multiplexes. Acquiring films from distributors is difficult for a small, hometown theater without the clout of a large corporation. We not only compete with other cinemas, we rival television, video and the internet for your attention. Independent film ÷ a film not financed by a major Hollywood studio ÷ is free to be an expression of ideas and creative photography. The films we feature are movies that have, and will continue to have, an effect on filmmaking for years to come.

Though this area boasts a great concentration of motivated and intelligent film lovers, the fact remains that we are located in a community with a very small population. Ticket sales alone can no longer sustain Images Cinema. Like museums, the admission fee at a nonprofit film house does not cover the expenses incurred securing quality pieces for a relatively small audience. And, like museums, art theaters respond to this financial reality by depending on membership dollars and charitable donations. Communities and individuals support art in this country, whether expressed on canvas, in concert halls, or on the transparent frames that run through a projector onto a screen. The question: Do you want to have continued access to independent and classic films in your own backyard?

Your support will help us continue to bring you the best in the art of film. We canāt do it alone.

Become a member of Images Cinema today.

HISTORY
Help Preserve History
On November 30, 1916, the Walden Theatre first opened its doors. The theaterās grand entrance on Spring Street welcomed patrons into the impressive 400-seat house. This momentous event brought Williamstown to the cultural forefront of the Berkshires. In the early 20s, an eager audience was treated to silent film performances by Billie Burke, Charlie Chaplin and the Keystone Cops. The late 20s brought talkies to the screen. From the romantic detectives of the 40s to Westerns of the 50s to the pop culture movies of the 70s, Images Cinema has brought you the latest and greatest of the film world. Unlike the Mohawk, the Opera House and the Colonial Theatre, for more than 80 extraordinary years, Images Cinema has survived the challenges of an ever-changing culture. As a community, it is our responsibility to make sure this historical institution continues to thrive.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP - $35 (tax-deductible portion ö $35)
- One Membership Card - Save $1.50 on student tickets
- Calendar mailings


INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP - $50 (tax-deductible portion ö $50)
- One Membership Card - Save $2.50 on single tickets
- Calendar mailings
- Special invitations to Lecture Series and Special Events

DUAL MEMBERSHIP - $90 (tax-deductible portion - $90)
- Two Membership Cards - Save $2.50 each on single tickets
- Calendar mailings
- Special invitations to Lecture Series and Special Events

SUPPORTING ACTOR - $150 (tax-deductible portion - $140)
- Two Membership Cards - Save $2.50 each on single tickets
- Calendar mailings
- Special invitations to Lecture Series and Special Events
- Two Images Cinema T-shirts (Please indicate L or XL)


STAR - $250 (tax-deductible portion - $204)
- Two Membership Cards ÷ Save $2.50 each on single tickets
- Calendar mailings
- Special invitations to Lecture Series and Special Events
- Two Images Cinema T-shirts (Please indicate L or XL)
- One complimentary Six-Pass Guest Card

DIRECTOR - $500 (tax-deductible portion - $440)
- Two Membership Cards ÷ Save $2.50 each on single tickets
- Calendar mailings
- Special invitations to Lecture Series and Special Events
- Two Images Cinema T-shirts (Please indicate L or XL)
- One complimentary Ten-Pass Guest Card
- Complimentary tickets to selected Special Events

PRODUCER - $1,000 (tax-deductible portion - $890)
- Two Membership Cards ÷ Save $2.50 each on single tickets
- Calendar mailings
- Special invitations to Lecture Series and Special Events
- Two Images Cinema T-shirts (Please indicate L or XL)
- Two complimentary Ten-Pass Guest Cards
- Complimentary tickets to selected Special Events

GUARDIAN ANGEL - over $1,000
Contributions greater than $1,000 will be gratefully accepted. Please contact our business office at 413-458-1039.

JOIN US
Images Cinema Membership Form

Please our Box Office at 413-458-5612, stop by after 6:30 pm or e-mail us comments@imagescinema.org