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.

Please note that prices are not set by Amherst Cinema and do not reflect our usual ticket prices.

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 generously supported in part by Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee.

Now playing. Spend some time with legendary jazz bassist Buster Williams and his present-day collaborators—icons Benny Golson, Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, Carmen Lundy, and more—as they jam, tell tales, and create beautiful music.
Now playing. From the co-writer of OBVIOUS CHILD, Natalia Dyer (STRANGER THINGS) stars as a Catholic teenager struggling to suppress her urges in the face of eternal damnation.
Now playing. On what would have been Bob Marley’s 75th birthday, enjoy Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald's definitive portrait of the legendary artist.
Now playing. THE FIGHT is an inside look at the legal battles that lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union are facing during the Trump administration.
Now playing. This documentary chronicles John Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration.
Now playing. Traveling through Latin America, MIGUELITO traces the unexplained disappearance of an 11-year-old Puerto Rican salsa singer in 1973 and the rediscovery of his life and his music decades later.
Now playing. Gather the little ones and enjoy an English dub of this popular French children's film about a young superhero.
Now playing. An ex-soldier, living homeless in London, is offered a place to stay at a decaying house inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for her, he cannot ignore his suspicion that something sinister is going on.
Now playing. Enjoy six fantastic shorts from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, widely considered the premier American showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers.
Opens 8/7 in Virtual Cinema! RIVER CITY DRUMBEAT is a powerful true story of music, love, and legacies, centered around drum corps in Louisville, Kentucky.
Opens 8/7 in Virtual Cinema! Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, LANDFALL is a cautionary tale for our times.
Opens 8/14 in Virtual Cinema! Bert Stern's film of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival features Thelonious Monk, Louis Armstrong, Eric Dolphy, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, Mahalia Jackson, Anita O'Day, Gerry Mulligan, Chico Hamilton, and many others.
Opens 8/14 in Virtual Cinema! America has yet to heal from the trauma of its darkest era, and artist Winfred Rembert, a survivor of a lynching attempt, is living proof. As he etches history into leatherwork, fellow artist Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker organizes a different kind of ceremony to search for healing.