The Forever Roxie Fund

Another year, another chapter in the long history of your Roxie Theater. And what a year it’s been! We reopened at long last on May 21st, after 434 days of closure. It filled our hearts to see all of our friends again, and get back to doing what we love best: being a welcoming space for our communities to gather and be enriched and entertained by the magic of cinema.

A full house in the Big Roxie – our favorite sight to see.

While it was challenging (and a little scary!) to be closed for so long, we didn’t sit idle. We were able to renovate our lobby to finally make an ADA-accessible restroom, and we installed air conditioning and a new air filtration system. We established the Roxie Virtual Cinema within two weeks of going dark, screening over 300 films online, many with virtual Q&As. We hosted drive-in screenings at Fort Mason and Pier 70, and were the California partner venue for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Since May, we’ve welcomed over 25,000 new & returning friends to the Big and Little Roxies. We’ve presented well over 200 programs already (with 26 of those titles on 35mm and 16mm film!) and served over 5,000 bags of popcorn. And as soon as we reopened, we hit the ground running with our Take a Seat on 16th Street Campaign, which was a phenomenal success. We’ll be installing new seats in the Big Roxie by the end of January. 

And as soon as we reopened, we hit the ground running with our Take a Seat on 16th Street Campaign, which was a phenomenal success. We’ll be installing new seats by the end of January.

Despite everything that’s been thrown at us since last March, we always knew we would be back, and be the stronger for it. How could we not be, when we have the support of our patrons, members, and friends behind us?

We have never felt stronger and more confident in our mission. We have big plans for the future, and so we invite you all to celebrate the resiliency and survival of The Roxie by joining our Forever Roxie campaign.

As a token of our appreciation…

We have some gifts to thank you for your generous donations. This year we’ve created a glow-in-the-dark keychain, a fresh Roxie tee shirt (this one glows in the dark too!) from San Francisco’s own Babylon Burning, and a grab bag of Roxie treats, containing the keychain and the shirt plus pins, postcards, and a few other surprises.

Five lucky donors at the $100+ level will receive the

Golden Ticket Grab Bag, containing a vintage Roxie calendar!

We know times are hard all over and that not everyone is able to donate monetarily right now. But simply sharing our campaign with your friends and family is an amazing way of supporting us! Posting and sharing in your social media channels, forwarding our newsletters to friends – it’s really effective! Even a retweet helps us out more than you might expect.

If you would like to donate your time or skills to the Roxie, we would be delighted! Fill out this form and we’ll let you know if we’ve got a project that would be right for you.


By becoming a donor today, you ensure our ability to continue sharing bold cinema with the Bay Area. Gifts are tax-deductible and can be made in several ways. 

Online: The easiest way to make a contribution! Donating online is secure and takes only a moment.

By mail: Please mail checks to Roxie Theater, Attn: Giving, 3125 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Matching gifts: Many companies will double or even triple your donations. Please inquire to see if your employer offers a matching gift.

We are so thankful for your support! Any donation, big or small, helps us advance our mission and keeps our little art-house thriving.

Questions? Contact Executive Director Lex Sloan at [email protected]