by Lela Scott MacNeil
December 1st, 2010

We have some exciting news. For the first time ever, Rooftop Films is offering memberships. With a Rooftop Membership ($45) you get free admission to every single regularly priced ($10) Rooftop Films 2011 Summer Series show, saving you up to $455 per membership.

Memberships make great gifts for the film or music lover in your life, and they count as tax-deductible donations. Get one today at a special holiday price.

Do you love coming to Rooftop Films? Being the first to see new independent films? Checking out up-and-coming bands before our screenings? Hanging out in secret rooftop venues and talking to filmmakers and friends at our lively after-parties? If Rooftop Films has become an important part of your summer in the city, now you can become an important part of Rooftop Films.

When you become a member, you get more access to Rooftop Films than ever before. You save money, get guaranteed early admission, Rooftop merchandise, and other member perks. As a member, you’ll be a part of the thriving independent film community that Rooftop is keeping alive in New York City and beyond.

Head to our membership page now, choose the level that works best for you, and support Rooftop Films as we sweat through the winter getting ready for another amazing season of underground films outdoors.

Membership Levels:
*Special introductory pricing available only through December 31st, 2010. Become a Member today and save. Check our Membership FAQ page for more info

Single Member$50 $45*
($45 Tax deductible)
• Free entry for member to all regularly priced Summer Series shows
• Guaranteed priority entry with RSVP
• A $500 value.

Double Member$100 $90*
($85 Tax deductible)
• Free entry for member plus any guest to all regularly priced Summer Series shows
• Guaranteed priority entry with RSVP
• Rooftop Films limited edition 2011 T-Shirt
• A $1010 value.

Triple Member$150 $135*
($120 Tax deductible)
• Free entry for member plus any two guests to all regularly priced Summer Series shows
• Guaranteed priority entry with RSVP
• Rooftop Films limited edition 2011 T-Shirt and Sweatshirt
• A $1530 value.

Sustaining Member: $250 and above
($235+ Tax deductible)
All the benefits of a Triple Membership, plus your name on our website, printed program, and on screen at every show.

Student Member: $30
($30 Tax deductible)
All the benefits of a Single Membership, at a special student price. Available to anyone with valid student ID.

*Holiday pricing expires December 31st, 2010.


Rooftop Membership provides incredible savings and the memberships count as tax-deductible donations, so if those are the only reasons you choose to purchase one, we won’t blame you.

But you should know that by becoming a member, you’re doing a lot more than just getting a great deal. You’re helping us ensure that:

  • Public school students learn valuable filmmaking and media literacy skills through our Rooftop Education program
  • We can continue offering affordable tickets to our screenings
  • Our submission fees stay low, providing filmmakers of all kinds the chance to show their work
  • Projects by emerging filmmakers are supported by grants from the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund
  • Our staff can program insightful panel discussions and Q&As to supplement our screenings
  • Other artists and non-profits can take advantage of our low-cost equipment rentals



If you don’t live in New York, or you’d like to support us without getting anything in return, you can always make a 100% tax deductible donation. You can be confident that your support counts: 65% of your donation covers the artistic expenses ofputting on film screening events. 15% of our income comes from members and donors like you. Your donation, whether $1,000 or $100 or $10, is crucial to our mission of engaging and inspiring diverse communities by showing new, innovative, independent films in unique outdoor locations, producing new films, and teaching filmmaking to young people.



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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.


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