UPDATE June 2018: The Film Society now has 2543 members. Can we add your name(s) to the list?

As a card-carrying member of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, you’ll not only save money every time you come to the MV Film Center, Capawock, and Strand Theaters but you support our dynamic programming and service to our community.


  • Inspire and enlighten audiences
  • Shed understanding upon contemporary concerns
  • Foster community support for worthy causes
  • Delight the young at heart

CLICK HERE to see the quality films and community events supported in part by your memberships and donations.


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.


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!


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.


We rely on your support to help us maintain the beauty and technical infrastructure of our Film Center.


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 Member Card At The Door.

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.

Please consider one of our membership levels below.

Payment Options: Join on-line by clicking on the “click to purchase” option below, or send a check or money order with member form you can download from the “printable membership form” option below to: Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, P.O. Box 4423, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Click here for a printable membership form in pdf format.

Click here to purchase your membership online, or to see when you membership expires.  Or Click any of the membership levels (headings) below:

Individual – $40

One-year individual membership brings these benefits:

  • Membership card that shows your support of film society
  • Reduced admission ($3.00 or more off) to all films and special events (unless otherwise posted, or third party event)
  • Advanced notice by e-mail of film schedule
  • Invitation to free-to-members events
  • Member discount on merchandise and festival passes

Student – $15

Students age 15-24 eligible (with ID). Offers same benefits as Individual Member.

Senior – $25, Dual Senior – $50

For persons age 65 or older. Same benefits as Individual Member.

  • Two Senior Members pay $50.

Dual – $70

A Dual membership includes these benefits:

  • One Dual membership card
  • Reduced admission ($3.00 off or more each) for two individuals to all films
  • All other benefits provided to Individual members

Film Buff – $150Dual Film Buff – $300

This one-year membership includes all Individual Member benefits for one individual ($300 for a couple at this level), plus:

  • Advance ticket purchase to Special Events, including events with filmmakers, film festivals, and program series (Opera, theatre, music, etc.)
  • 6 free admission tickets for you and your friends to enjoy at a movie (12 tickets for couples), excludes special higher priced events.

Film Enthusiast – $500

This one-year membership includes all Individual Member benefits for one, plus:

  • Free admission for one to all films for an entire year (excluding Film Festival special events – Opening Night, Closing Night)
  • Recognition on the Film Society’s web site
This one-year membership includes all Individual member benefits for one or two individuals, plus:
  • Free admission for one or two to all films for an entire year (excluding International Film Festival special events – Opening Night, Closing Night)
  • Free admission for one or two to all live events (theatre, music, comedy, speakers series) for an entire year (excluding events organized by other groups, e.g. Summer Institute)
  • Invitation to special filmmaker events, including receptions and small private meetings/conversations
  • Free Admission to all Parties, Receptions, Gala held at Film Center (excluding events organized by other groups)

Producer’s Circle – $2,500

An annual gift of $2,500 or more makes you a member of the Producers Circle, our most prestigious membership level. Members at these levels enjoy a variety of special benefits and privileges in addition to all other membership benefits at other levels:

  • Free admission for two people for an entire year to any movie, party, or live event (theatre, music, speaker series) held at the Film Center (excluding events organized by other groups)
  • Reserve seating for two at any movie or live event at the Film Center with advance notice by email or telephone.
  • Free popcorn and beverage for two from our concession stand
  • Free All-Access Festival Pass for two to the annual MV International Film Festival and additional film festivals that we produce throughout the year.

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

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.

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 20th year.