The Saratoga Film Forum is a not-for-profit arts organization that offers the film-loving community of our upstate region an opportunity to enjoy and discuss high-quality films and other electronic media productions at a downtown venue in Saratoga.
The Saratoga Film Forum is a not-for-profit arts organization that offers the film-loving community of our upstate region an opportunity to enjoy and discuss high-quality films and other electronic media productions at a downtown venue in Saratoga Springs. Founded on principles of community involvement, our programming is curated for currency, balance, and diversity by members of our board and film enthusiasts. The Film Forum gives emphasis to enhanced “forum” events, which pair films with panels, lectures, concerts, and other presentations. The membership-supported, board-managed Film Forum welcomes audience suggestions and collaborative programming with other not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions.
Saratoga Film Forum Brief History:
Saratoga Springs once boasted as many as three downtown movie houses. By the late Eighties, these had closed. In 1993, several Saratogians launched an initiative to open a welcoming, in-town, not-for-profit theater where people who loved movies could see and talk about top-caliber, hard-to-find films. A name was chosen, and a logo; a board was formed, we applied for and were granted 501c3 tax-exempt status, and had embarked on a fundraising drive to show films in a range of available downtown venues, including a local coffee house, a hotel ballroom, a drive-in movie theater, and an attic auditorium in City Hall.
The board-run, volunteer-staffed Saratoga Film Forum works hard to meet our founding goals. We have an active and committed membership, a volunteer base of forty, and our screenings draw moviegoers from many upstate counties. The forum events that enhance our films are flagged at our website. Our monthly postcard mailing, weekly e-mail updates, newspaper column, blog, Facebook and Twitter posts, keep viewers abreast of our latest events and screenings.
We strongly urge moviegoers and friends of the arts to join the not-for-profit Film Forum (a 501c3 organization) and enjoy the benefits of a tax-deductible Film Forum membership and the pleasure of supporting a vibrant downtown arts venue. Membership forms are downloadable at our website, www.saratogafilmforum.org.