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Support America's OLDEST Continuously Running Theater - Second Oldest In The World - San Francisco’s ROXIE THEATER

Originally opened in 1909, the Roxie has operated as an arthouse theater since the 1970s, showing the best independent, experimental, repertory, foreign, and documentary films. Newly transitioned to a nonprofit, the Roxie features innovative programming that could never be presented at mainstream venues. Our continued service to local and international film culture relies on the generosity of our supporters. Your contribution will help us secure our future and the future of the amazing projects we present.

Roxie Theater Lobby, photo credit: Gretta S Tritch
Roxie Theater Lobby, photo credit: Gretta S Tritch

Help Support The Roxie's Amazing Work!

GROUNDBREAKING INDEPENDENT PROGRAMMING
The Roxie has remained true to its mission to promote and support truly independent film and filmmakers. We do so by taking risks, showing non-traditional and experimental films that challenge the status quo and inspire viewers. We have an incredibly full and diverse schedule of programs that transcend the traditional movie-going experience, providing exclusive engagements with actors and directors in person, deep repertory film series, cult festivals, and events that merge music, performance, visual arts, food, drink, and critical discourse with film.

Visit www.Roxie.com to view all of our recent and upcoming programs.

Filmmaker John Waters discusses the mind (AND if you know how to do it right - body) blowing experiences you can have at the Roxie Theater.

BUILDING SUSTAINABILITY
The Roxie’s Recent improvements since becoming a nonprofit include:

  • A fresh infusion of thoughtful programming that has boosted ticket sales;
  • Two highly successful annual fundraising events – John Waters' Sleigh Full of Smut in 2010 and Amy Sedaris' Simple Times Crafts for Poor People in 2011;
  • The Roxie was one of only four new organizations selected for funding by San Francisco’s Grants for the Arts in 2012;
  • Our new Membership Program already boasts over 100 members;
  • We’ve added a new NEC 2K digital projector and sound system thanks to a generous donation from Pixar; and
  • We’ve remodeled our main theater and we've also begun the transformation of our smaller theater, adding new murals by community partner Clarion Alley Mural Project artists.
SUPPORT OUR FUTURE
The Roxie still needs to raise $60,000
to fund institutional upgrades and secure the theater’s sustainability for many years to come. Your donation will help provide digital conversion services (to supplement but not replace our beloved 35mm and 16mm equipment), the design and implementation of a new website, and a contribution towards a long-term capital reserve to ensure the theater’s future.


FILMMAKERS GIVE THEIR TESTIMONIALS

Kevin Epps, director and writer of Straight Outta Hunters Point supports the Roxie!!! Epps was just awarded The Black Media Association's Champion of Black Storytelling Award for 2012.

Writer and Experimental Filmmaker, Valerie Soe, shares her history with The Roxie Theater.

Actor Zachary Booth discusses why he supports the Roxie!!!

  THE ROXIE'S HISTORY

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

There’s really nothing but risk for Art House theaters operating today amidst for-profit multiplexes that offer the latest industry blockbusters and the many online streaming services now available. However, these venues lack: 1) truly independent programming including experimental and non-traditional works by emerging or controversial filmmakers; and 2) the presentation of film in conjunction with music, performance, visual art, comedy, food, beverage, and/or critical discourse. The Roxie provides this every day (except one) of the year. In order for the Roxie to continue presenting the highly unique programming we offer, we must succeed.

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    SUPERSCOPE LEVEL: 1) Two passes to Roxie shows! 2) One-year calendar subscription; 3) Invitation to Roxie Kickstarter party; 4) Roxie Button; and 5) Your Name on pre-screen trailer and Website!

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    SUPER VISTAVISION LEVEL: 1) FOUR passes to Roxie shows; 2) A Roxie tote bag; 3) One-year calendar subscription; 4) Invitation to Roxie Kickstarter Party; 5) Roxie Button; 6) Your Name on pre-screen trailer and Website!

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    WIDESCOPE LEVEL: 1) A DVD Bundle; 2) FOUR passes to Roxie shows; 3) A Roxie tote bag; 4) One-year calendar subscription; 5) Invitation to Roxie Kickstarter Party; 6) Roxie Button; 7) Your Name on pre-screen trailer and Website!

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    ULTRA TORUSCOPE LEVEL: 1) A Three-month membership; 2) A DVD Bundle; 3) FOUR passes to Roxie shows; 4) A Roxie tote bag; 5) One-year calendar subscription; 6) Invitation to Roxie Kickstarter Party; 7) Roxie Button; 8) Your Name on pre-screen trailer and Website!

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    ULTRA PANAVISION LEVEL: 1) A SIX-month membership; 2) A DVD Bundle; 3) FOUR passes to Roxie shows; 4) A Roxie tote bag; 5) One-year calendar subscription; 6) Invitation to Roxie Kickstarter Party; 7) Roxie Button; 8) Your Name on pre-screen trailer and Website!

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    MAGNAFILM LEVEL: 1) Your 2-minute short screened on a pre-show trailer; 2) A ONE-YEAR membership; 3) A DVD Bundle; 4) FOUR passes to Roxie shows; 5) A Roxie tote bag; 6) One-year calendar subscription; 7) Invitation to Roxie Kickstarter Party; 8) Roxie Button; 9) Your Name on pre-screen trailer and Website!

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    MAGNASCOPE LEVEL: 1) Your name painted as part of one of the murals in our lobby; 2) Your 2-minute short screened on a pre-show trailer; 3) A ONE-YEAR membership; 4) A DVD Bundle; 5) FOUR passes to Roxie shows; 6) A Roxie tote bag; 7) One-year calendar subscription; 8) Invitation to Roxie Kickstarter Party; 9) Roxie Button; 10) Your Name on pre-screen trailer and Website!

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    MAXIVISION LEVEL: 1) A copy of the book "Left In The Dark: A History of San Francisco Movie Theaters" by R.A. McBride and Julie Lindow; 2) Your name painted as part of one of the murals in our lobby; 3) Your 2-minute short screened on a pre-show trailer; 4) A ONE-YEAR membership; 5) A DVD Bundle; 6) FOUR passes to Roxie shows; 7) A Roxie tote bag; 8) One-year calendar subscription; 9) Invitation to Roxie Kickstarter Party; 10) Roxie Button; 11) Your Name on pre-screen trailer and Website!

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    FUTURE VISION LEVEL: 1) A copy of the book "Radical Light" edited by Steve Anker, Kathy Geritz, and Steve Seid; 2) A limited edition silkscreen poster from "An Evening With Amy Sedaris;" 3) Your name painted as part of one of the murals in our lobby; 4) Your 2-minute short screened on a pre-show trailer; 5) A ONE-YEAR membership; 6) A DVD Bundle; 7) FOUR passes to Roxie shows; 8) A Roxie tote bag; 9) One-year calendar subscription; 10) Invitation to Roxie Kickstarter Party; 11) Roxie Button; 12) Your Name on pre-screen trailer and Website!

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    OMNIMAX LEVEL: 1) Roxie Executive Director, Christopher Statton Will Dye Hair "Roxie Red" and Shave a Mohawk (hair will be donated to UCSF’s HIV study and money from study will be donated to the Roxie); 2) A copy of the book "Radical Light" edited by Steve Anker, Kathy Geritz, and Steve Seid; 3) A limited edition silkscreen poster from "John Waters' Live X-Mas Show: A Sleigh Full of Smut" signed by John Waters; 4) Your name painted as part of one of the murals in our lobby; 5) Your 2-minute short screened on a pre-show trailer; 6) A ONE-YEAR membership; 7) A DVD Bundle; 8) FOUR passes to Roxie shows; 9) A Roxie tote bag; 10) One-year calendar subscription; 11) Invitation to Roxie Kickstarter Party; 12) Roxie Button; 13) Your Name on pre-screen trailer and Website!

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