April 13, 2018
Community Newsletter
The Cinema Arts Centre Helps Keep Young Talent on Long Island!
The Cinema Arts Centre is truly a place where generations meet. Many of our members have been with us since the "sheet-on-the-wall" days, before we had our home here at 423 Park Avenue, and before we even had our own screens and projectors! Many of our members are Young Film Fans , enjoying our community space and variety of programs, including late-night programs like Cult Cafe and Retro Picture Show . And our community includes everyone in between.

Not only does the Cinema Arts Centre provide a welcoming venue for all generations to experience our programs and events, but we also are an important local employer, helping to keep young people - and young talent - right here on Long Island. Many of our younger employees are filmmakers, actors, musicians, writers, and artists, who are able to work in a creative environment, without moving away, while they pursue their many gifts. We engage young talent not only with entry level positions and internships, but we have put young people in leadership roles, setting them on a career path and helping to make sure that they can remain a vital part of our Long Island community.

Two years in a row, CAC staff leaders have been honored by the Town of Huntington Chamber of Commerce as recipients of the Long Island's Young Professionals 30 Under 30 Awards . Last year, Director of Publicity and Promotion Raj Tawney received this honor, and this year our Operations Director Rebecca Zunno will be among the honorees.

“I’m so honored to be recognized by the Huntington Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals for my work at the Cinema Arts Centre. I’m proud of what I have accomplished as Director of Operations and look forward to continuing to work with our great team. Also, as a native Long Islander and a member of the Suffolk County Legislature Next Generation Advisory Council, I am very aware of the issues of employment and affordability on Long Island, especially as it relates to young people who are just at the beginning of their professional lives. It is very gratifying to have a leadership role with the Cinema Arts Centre, an organization that makes such a meaningful cultural impact, and such a meaningful economic impact on Long Island,” Rebecca Zunno shared.
Rebecca Zunna (right) pictured with Edie Falco
Generations working together at the CAC
A recent study conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates found that 72 percent of Long Islanders rate youth emigration as a “very serious” or “extremely serious” problem. Additionally, a recent economic study completed by HR&A Advisors found that the percentage of 25-34-year-olds in Long Island's workforce has been in steady decline.

The Cinema Arts Centre plays a role in empowering our young people to remain on Long Island. When you support the Cinema Arts Centre with your membership , you are helping us to present over 300 independent film and cultural events every year along with our daily independent film programming, and you are doing the important work of making Long Island more livable for all generations.
LAST DAY TO VOTE for the CAC in Fan Favorite Contest on Facebook!
We are so excited to be finalists for the Claire Friedlander Arts & Culture Award at this year's Long Island Imagine Awards to be held on May 1.

Nerds That Care are sponsoring a fan favorite contest on Facebook . Your vote could help us win an additional $2,500 to support CAC programs and operations. You can vote for us every day! The recipient with the most votes will be recognized and awarded $2,500 during the Long Island Imagine Awards ceremony on May 1st! This award is in addition to the five Imagine Awards.

Voting Ends Tonight, April 13th at Midnight!

CLICK HERE and share with your friends!

Thank you!

During last year's annual campaign we reserved a portion of funds raised for seat replacement. Funds raised through sales of seat plaques have also been reserved for seat replacement. However, the timeline of this project has changed. Originally scheduled for fall, and then winter, we are now waiting for a third party issue to be resolved before we can set a new date for replacing our seats in cinemas one and two. All funds contributed specifically for seat replacement are being held aside for this project, which we are committed to seeing through. We will continue to provide updates as the timeline becomes more clear.

 The Cinema Arts Centre is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The mission of the Cinema Arts Centre is to bring the best in cinematic artistry to Long Island, and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community.
Thanks to our April Program Sponsors:
Thanks to Stuart and Ginger Polisner for their ongoing support of our Real-to-Reel and Creativity Series.

When you visit a business that supports the cinema, please let them know how much it means to you.
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