“Old Greenbelt Theatre is a one-screen movie theatre located in the heart of Greenbelt, Maryland, showing contemporary films in addition to offering a schedule of diverse and community based film programming.
Completed in 1938, the Old Greenbelt Theatre is an iconic building in Greenbelt, MD, a federally planned New-Deal-era community. The core of Old Greenbelt was declared a National Historic District in 1997, with the Theatre a prominent reminder of a bygone era of cinema as well as a living institution whose values of community service and collective responsibility continue to be pertinent and valuable.
Remodeled in 2014-2015 by the City of Greenbelt, today the Theatre has 380 seats, a 40’ CinemaScope screen, two Simplex XL 35mm projectors, a Christie 4K digital projector, and a Dolby Digital 5.1 sound system. In 2015, Friends of Greenbelt Theatre signed a contract with the City of Greenbelt to operate the Theatre as a non-profit organization.”
“Friends of Greenbelt Theatre (FGT) is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization managed by a Board of Directors made up of Greenbelt residents and regional representatives who are all dedicated to diverse entertainment and educational cinematic experiences.
FGT was awarded a contract by the City of Greenbelt in Spring 2015 to manage the operations of the Greenbelt Theatre as a community based non-profit.
Our mission is to become a center for film culture in Prince George’s County by revitalizing the Greenbelt Theatre as a cultural and social hub and by maximizing the Theatre’s potential as an economic and cultural driver.
This mission relies on a vibrant programming schedule of independent, art house, repertory, and educational content. We believe that running the Theatre as a non-profit will make the theater more modern, nimble, and more able to respond quickly to industry and community needs and concerns. That this model represents a return to pioneer Greenbelt ideals is, in our view, a heartening endorsement of those ideals, which in many ways are more modern than ever.”
Join us for a night of film, music, and fun Saturday, June 11th at 6:00 PM at our Second Annual Grand Re-Opening Celebration!
The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra will accompany silent film comedy classics, including Buster Keaton’s Cops.
Catering Provided by Jerome and Sons.