We are proud to be your nonprofit, independent, arthouse cinema, providing access to first-run films, special events, retrospectives, restored masterpieces, visits by award-winning and emerging film artists, and collaborations with other nonprofit organizations, museums, and institutions of higher learning.

Thank you for making Amherst Cinema a treasured cultural cornerstone.

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

Amherst Cinema
28 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002


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.

Additional ways to give:

Seat Naming

You can make a lasting tribute at Amherst Cinema with your purchase of a dedicated seat plaque. Your custom inscription can be made as an individual, couple, family or group. Your engraved plaque can be serious or fun, heartfelt or playful, sentimental or clever.

Each plaque is $500. Visit Theater 1 & Theaters 2 & 3 seat maps to view availability. To reserve your seat or for further information, please email or call (413) 253-2547 x103.

Seat plaques last for the life of the seat and current plaque holders are given the first opportunity to renew. Inscriptions can be up to two lines of 20 characters each, including spaces. The next seat replacement is roughly expected to be in 2035.

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:
(413) 253-2547 x103