Join our mailing list to stay up to date on upcoming events, AVFest, Plaza Cinema Center and more! SIGN UP →

Search
Close this search box.

COMING SOON!

The AVFilm Board of Directors has approved the leases for the formation of a new CINEMA CENTER, a two-story center for the exhibition, study, and enjoyment of film and media arts, at 371 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, Calif. The center will represent a physical expression of AVFilm’s mission to educate, empower, and engage students of all ages through the transformative power of film.

Next, the Board and Staff will embark on a Capital Campaign to fund the leasehold improvements and operational growth necessary to run the Center.

Naming opportunities are available. For details, please contact Executive Director Kathryn Hecht at kathryn.hecht[at]avfilmpresents.org or 707.278.9624. 

To receive updates, scan the QR code below (or click here) and join the Cinema Center mailing list.

Tours are open to the public.
Please contact Kim Horton at [email protected] if you would like to attend a tour.

Two women hugging and smiling while receiving an award.
large group of people smiling and holding glasses with a vineyard in the background
group of young children smiling in a movie theater

The New Cinema Center

OUR BELIEF

Sharing film experiences positively transforms individual lives and the broader community by generating joy, creating new understandings, and opening hearts and minds.

THE PROBLEM

Movie theaters, which are a primary communal space, have closed across the region, eliminating what had traditionally been a social hub. Adults are more divided and isolated than ever, and young people are reporting record levels of disconnection and poor mental health. The North Bay needs a center with a community gathering place for watching movies, and film & media arts education, a maker space for storytellers, and a setting where individuals of all ages can meet and connect.

HOW WE WILL SOLVE IT

The new Cinema Center will greatly enhance life in the North Bay by connecting the community with movies and each other. Through film’s unique accessibility and power to unite and educate, we inspire people and stimulate dialogue. We enrich individual lives to invite a more inclusive, empathetic, and informed society.

OUR VISION

The new Cinema Center will be an accessible center welcoming a richly diverse community for cinematic exploration. Through education, entertainment, and the support of artists, we will courageously challenge the status quo, lifting up and centering each unique voice.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING LEAD DONORS COMMITTED TO THE CREATION OF THE NEW CINEMA CENTER!

Anonymous
Anonymous
Renu Agrawal & David Weber
Pam & Larry Baer
Kimberly Bender
Naomi Brilliant
David & Diane Burnley
Susan Campbell & John McKinney
Chris & Keana Clifford
Colibri Vineyard

Michiko Conklin
John Cooper & Oscar Arce
Trudy & William Drypolcher
C. Frederick & Dinna V. Eisenhart
Ann Elston & Larry Lossing
Sandy Erickson & Erickson Fine Art Gallery, Inc.
Leslie & Todd Everett
Alfonso & Tara Felder
Foley Family Charitable Foundation
Kerry Francis & John Jimerson
Barbara & Matthew Frome
Fred Hartwick
Healdsburg Chamber & Stay Healdsburg
Healdsburg Phase II Partners
Kathryn Hecht
Susan & Steve Hill
Marc & Jeanie Kahn
Hillary & Michael Kambour
Jeanne & Stephen Kearns
John Keker

Ariel & Tim Kelley
Serena Lourie & Alan Baker
Phyllis Lusher
Jonathan Marlow
The Merriam Family
Winky & David Merrill
Wendy Mogel & Michael Tolkin
Care Morgenstern
Cristina & Robert Morris
Claire O’Neill
Mary M. Prchal
Lisa & Michael Rhodes

Renn Rhodes & Marty Roberts
Jeffrey Schlesinger & Isis Moussa
Eric & Nick Small
SoFi
Jan & Brent Stanley
Summit State Bank
Tricia Tanoury
Tietz Family Foundation
The Vernon Family
Brian Watanabe
Jade Weymouth

Join Our Mailing List

Stay up to date on upcoming events, AVFest, Plaza Cinema Center and more!