The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is proud to announce a special holiday promotion that will make gift-giving even more meaningful this year.
For those who purchase a gift membership between November 1 and December 31, the JBFC will thank patrons with a free ticket for individual memberships, and two free tickets for dual memberships. Beyond engaging in countless opportunities to experience film with others and receiving a variety of members-only benefits, JBFC members enjoy a sense of pride in participating in the community and helping sustain the organization’s outstanding film programming year-round.
Each year, the JBFC curates an inspiring lineup of 400 films featuring the best of current American and foreign cinema and 15 thoughtfully curated series, including Global Watch; Community Matters; Senior Afternoon Cinema; JBFC Kids, World Stage on Screen; and REMIX: The Black Experience in Film, Media and Art. The JBFC is joined annually by over 150 special guests for enlightening panel discussions, live performances, book signings, and robust community engagement initiatives.
A pioneer in visual literacy, the JBFC also offers educational experiences for students at their state-of-the-art Media Arts Lab, including curricula for public schools and a residency program for professional filmmakers. The education programs serve as a cornerstone, nurturing learners of all generations to thrive in an interconnected, digital, and global world. Additionally, JBFC’s Residence for Visiting Artists has hosted 76 creatives from 23 countries and 11 states since 2007, including the esteemed Academy Award-winning director Bong Joon-ho.
“As we approach the holiday season, I can’t think of a better way to spread joy than by giving the gift of cinema,” said Mary Jo Ziesel, JBFC Executive Director. “When you purchase a membership or gift card from the Jacob Burns Film Center, you’re not only providing a memorable experience for your loved ones–you’re also supporting our mission to enrich the community through film. Your generosity both enhances their cinematic journey and strengthens our commitment to fostering a deeper appreciation for the art of storytelling on the big screen. It’s a win-win that truly embodies the spirit of the season.”
Members enjoy a $5 ticket discount, 10% off concessions, members-only pre-sales, special invitations, and complimentary ticket offers, as well as free popcorn Wednesdays. At premium levels, they enjoy added benefits including priority access to special events and a greater tax deduction for their support of the nonprofit.
In addition, the JBFC also offers an alternative way to spread joy this holiday season with Gift Cards available for $25 and up. Recipients can use the gift card to attend screenings, classes, events, concessions items, and more, allowing them to tailor their cinematic experience to their tastes. Whether you’re shopping for a cinephile, budding filmmaker, or anyone who appreciates the power of storytelling through film, a JBFC Gift Card is the perfect choice.
When you choose the Jacob Burns Film Center for holiday gifting, supporters give the gift of entertainment and culture while supporting JBFC’s nonprofit mission to educate, inspire, and connect through the power of film.
To purchase gift memberships and gift cards, simply visit the Gift Ideas page on JBFC website. Patrons can also contact Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914.773.7663, ext. 6. for assistance or further details. For more information, visit burnsfilmcenter.org, FB: @JacobBurnsFilmCenter, X: @JBFC_ny, and Instagram: @JBFC_pville.’
Coming To The Jacob Burns Film Center This Season:
November: The Holdovers
December: *Poor Things * The Color Purple * Ferrari * The Boy and the Heron
December 15 – 21: It’s a Wonderful Life
December 19th: Die Hard screening followed by a class and discussion with NYU Tisch Professor Rob Morton; Come dressed in your “ugliest” Holiday sweater and get a free small popcorn!
Senior Afternoon Cinema
November 29: Wuthering Heights
December 13: Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca
JBFC’s Kids – Family Friendly Weekly Screenings
November – December: *The Last Unicorn * The NeverEnding Story *Anastasia * Meet Me In St. Louis
January 6th and 7th at 11 a.m.: Frozen Sing-along (the January 7th screening is Sensory Friendly)