As a non-profit community movie theater, the health and well-being of our community is our top priority, which is why our Board of Directors and staff made the difficult but necessary decision to close on March 13.
If you have the capacity, we would be so grateful if you’d consider making a donation to the Roxie today. Your donation will help us to compensate our hardworking and dedicated staff and assist us in reopening with minimal disruption to operations and programming.
Building community. Igniting passion. Preserving history. Now a decade into its nonprofit status, the Roxie has solidified its indelible space in the San Francisco arts ecosystem. We serve as a hub for thought-provoking foreign, independent, and arthouse cinema, as well as an important host venue for specialty film festivals. It doesn’t end there, though—your support of our mission helps us cement our ability to uplift our community for years to come.
Where does your donation go?
$10 underwrites a student submission to Roxie Mixtape Mini Film Festival
$25helps us get the word out about our programming through community outreach, social media and other marketing efforts
$50 provides us with basic maintenance of our historic building
$100 covers the cost of shipping for a 35mm film print from LA – one way
$200 funds a field trip for a local school to visit our theater
Gifts to the Roxie help us sustain rare exhibition of 16 and 35mm film on our carbon arc projectors. They help us collaborate with our community, raising proceeds for neighbor organizations like Muttville Senior Dog Rescue and supporting job training and experience for ToolWorks and Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. They help us support local filmmakers, allowing them to view their work on our big screen before it’s sent off to audiences from the Bay Area to around the world. We believe film has the power to inspire and inform future generations, guiding our priority to hold educational screenings for community schools. Your gifts help us encourage students’ sociopolitical and cultural awareness, allowing them exposure to the arts that they may not have otherwise had access to. Most importantly, your gifts bolster our mission to bring people together to meet and connect through distinctive cinematic experiences.
What is the Roxie’s Annual Fund Campaign, and why do you ask me to make a gift every year? The Roxie Annual Fund Campaign is our annual giving program. It helps provide unrestricted support to our nonprofit organization, specifically our day-to-day operations as well as a variety of programs, including educational screenings, support to local filmmakers, job training, and serving as a host for community partners.
So, the Roxie’s Annual Fund Campaign will occur year after year, and I’ll always be asked to make a gift?
Yes. What you and other patrons accomplish with your gift to the Roxie is the ongoing support of our organization and local film community for years to come.
I’m usually asked to increase my gift. Why is that?
Annual operating costs at the Roxie increase just like food, healthcare, and gasoline prices. As a result, so does our Annual Fund goal.
How much should I give?
Every gift is important, and whatever level makes sense for you to donate at helps support our goal! Whether your gift is $50, $500, $5,000 or $50,000, the most important consideration is that you choose to make a difference for the Roxie.
Does the Roxie accept corporate matches? We do! Many employers throughout the Bay Area provide a matching donation, allowing you to double your donation to the Roxie. Ten minutes of your time can mean twice the donation for us! For more information and a list of companies in the Bay Area that provide a match, please read our Matching Donations Guide.
What more do I need to know?
We are so thankful for your support! Any donation, big or small, helps us advance our mission and keeps our little arthouse thriving.
If you have any lingering questions about our Annual Fund or donating to the Roxie, please contact our staff at 415-361-3611 x101 or [email protected]. If you would like to donate in-kind goods or services, send us an email!
If you’d prefer to send a check, please send to:
Attn: Individual Giving
3125 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103