Founded in 1982, the Charlotte Film Society continues to serve as a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a choice in movie going experiences. The Charlotte Film Society’s primary mission is to bring foreign, classic and independent films to Charlotte that might not otherwise come here. Our belief in supporting alternative cinema continues to grow and expand through our Saturday Night Cine Club, Back Alley Film Series, and Charlotte Film Lab as well as other special film screenings and events offered throughout the year.
In 2016, the Charlotte Film Society was granted 501 (c)(3) non-profit status but was founded as non-profit from the beginning.
Additional support for the Charlotte Film Society is provided by Knight Foundation, which supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. Visit: KnightFoundation.org for more information.
From 1982 through 2000, the Charlotte Film Society offered a “Subscription Series“, typically from September to May, of ten to twelve foreign, classic, and independent films. The series made its home first at the Queen Park Theater, and, then in 1988, at the Manor Theatre in Myers Park. This series was a staple of the organization until 2000.
The Charlotte Film Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to bring alternative cinema to Charlotte/Mecklenburg. Our board members are all volunteers who serve without compensation. The organization operates by generating revenue from membership dues and donations.