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Calgary Cinematheque Society

We are dedicated to presenting engaging, challenging, and essential works of cinema art in Calgary.

Our Story

Why We Exist

Calgary Cinematheque Society was founded in 2007 as an organization dedicated to bringing critical cinema to the city of Calgary.

We are dedicated to presenting significant, challenging, and essential works of cinema art in Calgary. During our season, which runs from October to April, we screen films weekly, in curated programs which situate each film in a thematic and historical context.

We do this because we believe cinema is an essential form of artistic, social, and political expression. Audiences should be able to engage with a wide range of cinematic expression, not only with what is commercially viable. We believe in the power of sharing these experiences with other people in a theatrical setting and we strive to cultivate a community around that experience.

Our Impact

What We Do

We nurture and promote cinema culture in Calgary by curating a program of diverse, engaging, and challenging films, and ensuring that these films are presented on the big screen and in a communal setting (as we think cinema is meant to be).

Our Programs

How We Do It

The selections for our main program are decided upon by our programming committee. Then, we work with film distributors to find and license the highest quality versions of these films to present to our Calgary audiences.

Our Requests

What You Can Do

Supporters can show their support by donating and/or volunteering for us.

As a registered charity, we rely on support from individuals, groups, and funding bodies to continue our presentation of rare and treasured cinema. If you have the means, and believe in what we do, please consider making a donation to the Calgary Cinematheque Society. A tax receipt will be issued for all contributions of $20 or more.

We love our loyal and dedicated volunteers! For each of our screenings, we rely on volunteers to help out with box office and crowd control. Other volunteer duties may also open up at various times during the year. The perks of volunteering include free access to the screening(s), and the opportunity to meet active members in the local film community, whether that be fellow members, programmers, or staff.


Kevin Dong

Programming Coordinator

Charitable Number: 856801758RR0001

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