The Art Theater builds a creative, compassionate, and critically-engaged community through the exhibition of great cinema & media arts.
The Art Theater’s mission is to:
- Cultivate and engage audiences for US independent and international cinema;
- Promote culture, education, and dialogue through and about film;
- Foster awareness and understanding of the human condition;
- Enrich the cultural landscape of Champaign-Urbana;
We strive to build community by making cinema an inclusive, informative, and entertaining experience by offering diverse, provocative, and cutting-edge programming. We partner with community organizations and individuals to offer educational and specialized programming. We also endeavor to provide a space for local filmmakers. As a non-profit, member-driven program of the Art Film Foundation, we aim to be a model community cinema, and are aligned with the mission and vision for art house theaters as articulated by the Art House Convergence.
The Art Theater is a program of the 501(c)(3) Art Film Foundation.
We are located at:
126 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Art Theater Staff:
Porshé R. Garner, Ph.D.
Back Bar Coordinator