May 11, 2018
Community Newsletter
CAC Takes Home Arts and Culture Prize!
On Tuesday, May 1st, Cinema Arts Centre overcame stiff competition to take home The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Arts & Culture Award at the 2018 Long Island Imagine Awards presented by Cerini & Associates, LLP . It was a big surprise for Co-Directors, Dylan Skolnick and Charlotte Sky who didn’t expect to win that evening. 

CAC had been finalists at the Imagine Awards a few years back and our staff was thrilled to be in the running once again. During the ceremony, pre-produced video segments were shown to the audience, displaying each organization’s story through images and interviews. We’re fortunate to show the video to you, exclusively. (See above.)

When the winner was announced, Dylan and Char sprung up in excitement and shock as they approached the stage to accept the $5,000 check. Minutes later, Dylan was text-messaging his staff with exclamations of joy. We were all celebrating that evening in our respective homes.

We’re proud to share this award with our entire CAC family (staff, board, and members ) as we celebrate our own history and cultural impact on Long Island. This honor belongs to all of us - especially our members who make all of our programs possible.
Sponsor Spotlight: Prime Properties Long Island
Sponsorship is such an important way for local business to act on their community values and help to ensure that the Cinema Arts Centre can continue to deliver its mission to bring the best in independent film artistry to Long Islanders for generations to come, and to provide a welcoming venue for meaningful community dialogue.

We are so proud that Prime Properties Long Island has become one of the Cinema Arts Centre’s newest sponsors through their support of our 2018 Academy Awards Night Fundraiser.

Prime Properties Long Island is locally owned and locally focused. Recognizing that the process of buying or selling a home can feel like an overwhelming rollercoaster ride, their highly experienced agents are experts in demystifying the process, answering all your questions and concerns along the way. Prime Properties Long Island is committed to giving every buyer and seller a smooth, hassle-free real estate experience.

"When we sell houses, we don't just sell a structure, beautiful kitchens or fabulous lifestyle yards...we sell a home, a neighborhood, a community and all the wonderful gifts that come with that this Cinema. It's ours...we sell it because we love it and we need to protect and support it," said Elyse Weigers, Associate Real Estate Broker.

To learn more about Prime Properties Long Island , please CLICK HERE .

To learn more about both financial and in-kind sponsorship, please CLICK HERE .
Cinema Arts Centre Membership is On Sale!
Members receive great benefits like Members-Only Sneak Peeks - first looks at new movies before they officially open on Long Island.

On Wednesday, June 20th, Cinema Arts Centre Members can get a first look at Fred Rogers in

Enjoy a reception at 7pm, our special screening at 8pm, and stay for a discussion facilitated by Fred Craden, where CAC neighbors can share stories of kindness, acceptance, and the values promoted by Mr. Rogers. We can talk about what they meant to us then, and what they mean to us now.

CLICK HERE for details.

CLICK HERE to see all the benefits of membership.
Hear what CAC Members have to say about being part of our Cinema Family:

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 May 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.
Major Grant Support
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