About Cinematheque Archives — Donations


The Archives of San Francisco Cinematheque documents the organization’s 60+ year history of exhibiting artist-made film and video and of cultivating the international field of non-commercial artist-made cinema. Cinematheque’s archival collections contain information (in physical and digital formats) on thousands of films, hundreds of individual artists, hundreds of exhibiting organizations and the curatorial and administrative history of San Francisco Cinematheque itself. Find more information on these Archives here.


Developing and maintaining physical and digital archives—not to mention providing research access—is extremely resource intensive, with staffing, web hosting and materials costs funded almost exclusively through donations received from individuals in Cinematheque’s communities. Donations in support of Cinematheque’s Archives will support Archives staffing, web hosting and the material care of physical collections. All donations (from modest to extravagant) are hugely appreciated and will take us a long way toward the further development of these Archives into publicly accessible (and online) resources. 

In support of Cinematheque’s Archives, we hope that you will support our

work by making a tax-deductible donation or joining (or re-joining) as a member. THANK YOU!

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Membership vs Donation: What’s the difference? 

MEMBERSHIPS, available at varying levels (details here), provide “perks and privileges”—discount/free admission to screenings, discounts on purchases from our online store, waived CROSSROADS festival entry fees and more. Memberships are not tax-deductibleDONATIONS, which can be given at any amount, do not provide “perks” to the giver and are 100% tax-deductible.

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All donations and memberships are greatly appreciated. THANK YOU! 

San Francisco Cinematheque is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

All donations to Cinematheque are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

If desired, memberships and donation payments can be made via check/money order.

If paying by check/money order, please send payment to:

San Francisco Cinematheque

55 Taylor Street
San Francisco CA 94102