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At Rooftop Films we believe film, music, art and culture are meant to be shared. There are more ways to consume media than ever before, but the most lasting memories are those that occur communally, in an environment that encourages interaction, discussion, and shared, vibrant and emotionally rich experiences.

We were thrilled to be able to continue to bring these experiences to our communities in 2020 with drive-in theaters in Brooklyn and Queens.  At a time when shared in-person cultural experiences were incredibly challenging, Rooftop Films found a way to bring people together safely and we couldn’t have done that without your support. Thank you to all of our supporters near and far!  

Your donations will help keep Rooftop Films strong in these uncertain times. If you’re able, please donate now so that we can continue creating unforgettable community events and bringing people together.

The Impact of Your Support

Just as you rely on Rooftop to bring the best new independent films in the world right to your neighborhood, we rely on your support to maintain the quality and accessibility of our programs. Donations from the public help to:

Your donation – whether it’s $10 or $10,000 – is crucial to our effort to bring the best films in the world to rooftops and scenic spots of New York.

Donate online now or mail a check payable to Rooftop Films, to:

Rooftop Films
232 Third Street, Suite E106
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Rooftop Films Inc. is a 501(c)3 public charity; all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Our Mission

Rooftop Films is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire diverse communities by showing movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, teaching filmmaking to young people, and renting low-cost equipment to artists and non-profits. At Rooftop Films, we bring underground movies outdoors.

Additional Ways To Support Rooftop Films

Annual Memberships

Annual memberships are the lifeblood of our organization and a great way for you to save money. Benefits include discount tickets, early access to tickets, priority entry, and invitations to exclusive member events & special screenings all year long.

In this unprecedented time, Rooftop Films launched two premier drive-in theaters in New York – one in Queens and one in Brooklyn – to be able to further our mission and continue bringing films to audiences in a safe and accessible way.  For our members, we are also thrilled to be able to provide exclusive access to virtual film programming.  To become a member or renew your membership, click here. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Thank you!

Rooftop Filmmakers Fund and Program Sponsorship

Our audience reaches nearly 46,000 film lovers living in and around the greater New York area. If you have a company or service interested in supporting filmmakers or harnessing the power of Rooftop Films, please email

Gift of Stock and Estate Planning

To find out how to give gifts of stock, property or to include us in your estate plans please email

The Kayla Thomas Filmmaker Grant

Created in commemoration of our dear friend and teammate Kayla Thomas. Each year Rooftop Films will donate $1,000 towards this filmmaker grant and any money raised from the public up to $5,000 will go directly towards this filmmaker grant. To contribute, click here.