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Fundraising Campaign

Hello Metro Cinema supporters,

Metro Cinema is back open and we are excited to be screening films again! The bustle of filmgoers and the smell of fresh popcorn is a delight to the senses. Though our capacity is reduced, we are programming a familiar mix of indie new releases and nostalgic favourites, with the same commitment to providing a platform for local filmmakers and artists, but with enhanced safety procedures.

Metro has always relied on support from our community and given the new constraints we are facing, that support is more vital than ever. We are now experiencing the added challenges of more than 80% reduced capacity, costly safety measures, and a quickly evolving film exhibition landscape.

A donation to Metro Cinema Society will have the following direct impacts to your community:

  • Ensure that Edmontonians can continue to enjoy the historic Garneau Theatre as it was intended.
  • Allow us to continue bringing new, exciting, and different films to the screen.
  • Provide local filmmakers, artists, and musicians with a safe space to present their art.

Enjoying a movie at the Garneau Theatre is great entertainment and an escape from the daily grind, but the art form of film also has the ability to soothe, heal, and comfort us in darker times. It can empower and elevate the voices of the underrepresented, and shine a light on unfamiliar worlds. This is what film means to us at Metro and why we are so passionate about what we do. Whether you are looking to get your mind off of something or turn your mind on to something new, Metro Cinema welcomes you back to the Garneau to laugh, cry, and grow with us. Your financial support is absolutely vital to us fulfilling this purpose through these trying times.


Please considerer giving at one of the following tiers, or any amount within your means in support of community cinema.

$100 – Altruistic Donor – With a minimum donation of $100 you will receive full society membership, a tax receipt, and the knowledge that you have helped an Edmonton-based organization continue to bring great film, conversation, and experiences to our community.

$500-$999 – Seat-saver Donor – We have 521 seats at Metro Cinema. You can keep one of our seats audience-ready with your $500 membership. Saving a seat for others to enjoy the Metro Cinema experience has its own feel-good rewards and, because we know you love it, 10 free small popcorns. You will also receive full society membership and a tax receipt.

$1000-$4999 – Row-saver Donor – Saving a row of seats for our community is generous and kind. The Row-saver donation comes with full society membership, 10 free admissions to regular Metro Cinema programming, and a tax receipt. **

$5000 and up – Dedicated to Metro Premier Donor – This is our premier donor tier and, as such, comes with big benefits. Along with full society membership, we will help you create a curated film night for you and your guests with a special seat dedication. Your name will be engraved on a seat holder plaque for all to see in recognition of your generous contribution and comes with a tax receipt.


**Metro Cinema is a registered charity and is happy to provide tax receipts for donations that meet current Canada Revenue Agency policies regarding memberships. Metro Cinema is a not for profit Society, and we are responsive to the ideas and desires of our membership. These members have an opportunity to help shape the future of Metro by voting in general meetings, electing the volunteer board of directors, and supporting film and the arts in Edmonton.

Metro Cinema Society membership is valid from the date of purchase until the next Annual General Meeting (held each year in November).



Dan Smith,
Executive Director
Metro Cinema