Virtual Cinema

During our temporary closure, we're excited to bring you opportunities to watch new release titles on your home screen while directly supporting Amherst Cinema.

When you watch these films at home, the cost of the digital "ticket" is split between the film distributor and Amherst Cinema - just like when you buy a ticket at the box office.

These films will be available for a set "run," with the end date listed on the film page. Click a film below for more information and to watch these Virtual Cinema selections.

We thank you for supporting Amherst Cinema in this new and exciting way!

Questions? Problems? Please reference this Virtual Cinema FAQ.

Looking for ways to enrich the Virtual Cinema experience? Check our Virtual Events page for online Q&As and seminars with filmmakers, experts, and film subjects.

Virtual Cinema is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support provided by Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee and Integrity Development & Construction, Inc. 

Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, THE REASON I JUMP is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world.
Last day Thursday! A WWII pilot (Chloë Grace Moretz) traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence on board the flight.
Last day Thursday! Determined to fulfill her late mother's dream of opening a bakery in Notting Hill, 19-year-old Clarissa enlists the help of her mother's best friend and her estranged grandmother.
On occasion of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's nomination for Labor Secretary, Amherst Cinema is pleased to bring back Frederick Wiseman's CITY HALL, a chronicle of the Boston city government and Walsh's administration. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Adapted from the novel by Jack London, MARTIN EDEN is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. This is the #1 film of 2020 according to New York Times critic Manohla Dargis.
THROUGH THE NIGHT is a cinema verité portrait of three working NY mothers whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center.
By turns biting, tender, and surreal, with striking cinematography, SOME KIND OF HEAVEN explores life inside the palm-tree-lined streets of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Summer camp meets Spinal Tap as we journey to Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, where dreamers from across America and around the world gather to shred with their heroes.
BOTTLED SONGS is a series of video letters exchanged between Chloé Galibert-Laîné and Kevin B. Lee, documenting their investigations of online media related to the audiovisual propaganda produced by the terrorist organization Islamic State. Free to Amherst Cinema Members.
From acclaimed director Wang Xiaoshuai comes a personal snapshot of contemporary China in all its diversity. Free to Amherst Cinema Members. Join us for virtual lobby talk around CHINESE PORTRAIT on Thursday 1/28 at 7pm.
Free screening! Raw and intimate, this documentary captures the struggles of patients and frontline medical professionals battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan. A New York Times Critic's Pick.