These unprecedented times have challenged Amherst Cinema’s years of resilience, but through a collective effort on national and local levels we are finding our way forward. We are working to continue offering new ways to safely engage audiences with film now and in the future. In order to help underwrite essential expenses, and re-envision a creative path forward, contributions to our Resiliency Fund are critical.

We need your help. Your support now, through either a tax-deductible donation or the purchase of a custom seat plaque, will help meet our immediate and incremental needs.


Your contribution directly supports the one-time and incremental costs associated with providing a safe movie-going experience, including:

Facility Improvements

  • Upgraded HVAC with increased fresh air intake and virus-blocking filters
  • All new seats made with easy to clean material
  • Protective plexi barriers

Safety Plans

  • Advance ticket systems to allow for distanced seating and contact tracing
  • Personal protective equipment for staff
  • Reduced seating capacities

 Hygiene Protocols

  • Deep cleaning services
  • Hand sanitizer stations
  • Extra time between shows for routine disinfecting
  • Masks required & provided

Giving now will ensure that, when the time comes, we can fully re-open our doors and share movies with you on our big screens again. Whether through the purchase of a seat plaque, or by making a donation of any size, your generosity will ensure that Amherst Cinema will remain a vibrant home of films that inspire, inform and entertain for years to come.


You can also contribute via check, made payable to Amherst Cinema. Please send checks to:

Amherst Cinema
28 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Or you can contribute by phone by calling Rachel Hart, Outreach Manager, at 413-253-2547 x7. Due to the pandemic we are working limited office hours and may not pick up immediately. If no one answers, please leave a message and will get back to you as soon as we can

Amherst Cinema Arts Center, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-qualified nonprofit. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Our federal tax ID # is 04-3456950.

Planned Giving

A planned gift to the Amherst Cinema helps ensure the long term stability of the theater, making the cinematic arts an integral part of the Pioneer Valley for future generations of film lovers

Supporters can remember Amherst Cinema in their estate planning in a variety of ways, including a charitable bequest or insurance policy (your attorney or tax professional can advise you on the details of different planned giving options). A planned gift of any size will allow Amherst Cinema to continue its role as a world class film center.

If you have included Amherst Cinema in your estate plans, we hope you will let us know. We would love the opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation.

Download the Planned Gift Notification Form

Stock Transfers

Amherst Cinema appreciates gifts of stock. Please contact your broker or financial advisor to send an electronic transfer using the following information:   

First Clearing, LLC
DTC #0141
a/c Amherst Cinema Arts Center, Inc.
Account #1094-7440

Organization name: Amherst Cinema Arts Center, Inc.
Address: 28 Amity Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Tax ID#: 04-3456950

For more information on planned giving or stock transfers, please contact:

Rachel Hart, Outreach Manager, at 413-253-2547 x7