Support the Coolidge

During the past 24 years, the non-profit Coolidge Corner Theatre has become a valued resource for individuals and families looking to experience outstanding films and live performances together. You won't find programming like ours anywhere else in New England!

In 1989, as a non-profit theater, The Coolidge has helped improve the quality of life in our community. The theater's presence has encouraged revitalization of our business area and stimulated tourism.

There are several charitable giving opportunities for individuals, organizations, and corporations to help the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation continue to grow:

Please see below for detailed information.

Donate Online

Click here to make a 100% tax-deductible donation online. Your donation supports:

Keeping our screens free of commercials.
You'll see film trailers or a short film before our features instead of a loud advertisement.

Movies that you can't see anywhere else.
From the big screen classics to cutting-edge independent films, engaging documentaries to local film festival presentations, films from across the globe to the little films that could - we bring you the best in film every day of the year.

Innovative and enlightening "Film Plus" programming.
Your support helps us continue special programs you've come to love, like Science on Screen, Sounds of Silents, London's National Theatre Live, Talk Cinema, Coolidge @fter Midnite and so much more!

Programming for all members of the community.
It's with your help that we can help keep the love of film alive with programs like $4 Senior Matinees, Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Films, Box Office Babies (special screening times for parents with very young children), and Kids' Shows.

For more than 80 years, the Coolidge has proudly shared the love of film with the Greater Boston community. Please make a 100% tax-free donation today to help maintain the beauty and vitality of this neighborhood icon for years to come. Click here to donate.

Program Underwriting

Opportunities exist to create new programs. Do you have a particular interest in film? Would you like to collaborate to present Box Office Babies, Coolidge @fter Midnite, Sounds of Silents, Kids Shows, and more year after year? Would you like a new film series or a special film shown? All of our film screenings on Mondays happen because we have program underwriting. If you would like to discuss underwriting a film or series please contact Beth Gilligan at 617.734-2501 ext. 113.

Purchase a Gift Card

Give someone a card charged with your determined dollar amount. The lucky recipient can use the card to attend films, purchase goods at the concession stand or apply it to their own membership plan. The gift card is a great surprise to anyone who has been to the theater and a wonderful start to encourage friends to explore the excellent programs we offer. To purchase a gift card, please click here.

Become a Member

Not only will you save money every time you come to the theatre, but you’ll be helping us bring you the movies & special events you won’t see elsewhere! We have memberships available for every possible budget. For details, and/or to sign up, please click here.

Become a Sponsor

Coolidge sponsorship allows you to align your marketing and promotional activities with The Coolidge's community-responsive activities. Benefits and opportunities include:

  • Market your products and services to people with excellent buying power

  • Market your products and services to people who are independent-minded and culturally-savvy.

  • Position your company with a cultural non-profit organization retaining a loyal membership

  • Promote your corporate generosity to over 15,000 people a month

  • Create tremendous good will with audiences enjoying the magic of movies.

Other ways to give:

Donation of Stocks

Electronic delivery of stock shares is a fast and secure way to make a donation. For more information, please contact Chris Kriofske at 617-734-2501 x103, or at

The Capital Campaign Fund

We appreciate your generous contribution to close the capital campaign. In the five years, over $2.5 million of improvements have been made to the theater. Most of this money came from donors, foundations, and people like you.

The most recent changes have been the restoration of the ceiling in Moviehouse 1 as well as the addition of two elevators and assisted listening devices in all venues. Major restoration work, an expanded inner lobby and box office area have created a more spacious and grand experience. New carpeting, Dolby Digital sound, Video equipment, restrooms, seats and a marquee have made The Coolidge a wonderful place to experience cinema. The Capital Campaign provides the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation with funds to preserve and maintain our historic Art Deco movie palace. Please consider making a donation for future improvements.

For additional information pertaining to charitable giving, contact Beth Gilligan, Director of Development & Marketing, at 617-734-2501 ext. 113 or via email at


We gratefully acknowledge our support for the past twenty years by The Massachusetts Cultural Council, which provides us annually with Operational Support.