The Film Society is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. Your society membership or donation is tax deductible to the extent the law allows.

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is supported by donations, sponsorships, grants, and admissions to produce and present the excellent year-round film programming at the MV Film Center, Capawock and Strand Theaters enjoyed by our island wide community. We look forward to your continued support as we enter our 15th year.


Why become a member?

As of June 2018, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society proudly has 2543 card-carrying members. Each of our members support our film screenings and programs in the following way:

  • Inspire and enlighten audiences: From first run new releases to classics, engaging documentaries to film festival presentations, films from across the globe to those little films gems we find – we bring you the best in film almost every day of the year — movies that can’t see elsewhere!
  • Live experiences like you’ve never seen before: Your membership helps us continue special programs you’ve come to love, like NY Film Critics National Series, Green on Screen, Film Classics, National Theatre Live, Opera & Ballet in Cinema series, Special live programs like the Oscars and New Years Eve, music concerts, speakers, and so much more!
  • Shed understanding upon contemporary concerns: It’s with your help that we can support other island non-profits screen specialty films that fit with their missions, whether those are social issues, environmental, health and nutrition, or many other subjects.
  • Foster community support for worthy causes: We partner with our community to give back in meaningful ways. Click here for examples.
  • Delight the young at heart
  • Maintaining our Film Center building experience: We rely on your support to help us maintain the beauty and technical infrastructure of our Film Center.
  • Help spread the arts beyond the Film Society: As a member of the MV Film Society, you are eligible to receive member discounts at these participating non-profit theatres across the USA. Just show your MV Film Society member card at the door!

Payment Options

Buy a Membership Online

To purchase a Membership online or see when you membership expires, click here. You will be sent to our external partner site to confirm your Membership.

Buy a Membership through Mail

You may also send a check or money order with a filled out Membership Form (PDF) you can download by clicking here. Then, print and mail the filled out Membership Form to: Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, P.O. Box 4423, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

Membership Benefits:

We are pleased to offer these benefits to thank our members for their generosity. Until you receive your card, the e-mail receipt from your online membership purchase will serve as proof that you are eligible for member discounts.

Your benefits are summarized in the following table, with more details on each tier found below.

Individual/Dual – $40/$70Senior (+65)/Dual – $25/$50Student (15-24) – $15Film Buff/Dual – $150/$300Film Enthusiast – $500Director – $1000Producer – $2500+

Reduced admission to all films, events, & passes
Access to free, members-only screenings
Free admission to all films Film Buff (6 Tickets*) / Dual (12 Tickets*) ✅(1 person) ✅(2 people) ✅(2 people)
Free admission to all live events ✅(1 person**) ✅(2 people**) ✅(2 people)
2 All-Access Passes to every MVFS Festival ✅(4 All-Access Passes)
Reserved seating for any film at the MV Film Center ✅(2 people)
1 free drink & concession item per show ✅(2 people)

*Excludes Specially Priced Events / **Excludes Met Opera Live

Please contact Richard Paradise: if you are interested in more details about this membership level or other forms of support.

Thank you for your continued support!