Dear <<First Name>>,
One of the things I love most about being a part of the Old Greenbelt Theatre is hearing how the films we show impact our patrons in deep, personal ways.
With OGT, you don’t just “go” to the movies, you “experience” the movies. That’s why we say we’re about “more than just movies.”
We’re more than just movies...because we’re about community. We partner with local nonprofits to bring you community events that teach you about issues the community is dealing with. We support local, small businesses by stocking their products at concessions. We host thoughtful Q&As with expert guest speakers.
We’re more than just movies...because we’re about making memories. We digitized home videos in our “I Heart Home Movies” workshop. We do free family films as part of community celebrations, like the Tree Lighting and the Halloween Parade. We’ve hosted many a birthday and anniversary party. And, of course, we bring you happy snow day memories with our School’s Out! Program when Prince George’s County schools are closed.
We’re more than just movies...because we’re about inclusion. We are a fully-ADA compliant facility, and we provide accessibility devices that improve the experience for patrons with visual and hearing impairments. We host weekly Open Caption screenings for patrons with hearing impairments. We keep our costs low and provide regular free screenings so that financial need is not an obstacle to coming to the movies. And we make sure our films reflect the diversity in our community. We want to see everyone at the movies reflected in the movies!
That’s why we’ve launched our Beyond the Screen Initiative. Old Greenbelt Theatre has always been about more than movies; it’s been a place for local dances, community meetings, live theater, musical performances, and more. Through our Beyond the Screen Initiative we are securing the future of this community hub, while also growing our ability to deliver unique, educational experiences.
If you believe in the power of our community-based, non-profit arthouse cinema, will you make a gift of support to the Beyond the Screen Initiative today?
Thanks for coming to the movies with us!
President, Board of Directors
Friends of Greenbelt Theatre