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Much More Than Movies

The Civic Theatre is more than just a movie theatre – we are a community activator with a goal to ensure access to film and offer educational opportunities to audiences of all ages.

In our short history, we have offered support to more than 50 community organizations through affordable rentals and advertising, donated tickets, and technical advice. We also love to bring our community together to celebrate. Check out our Annual Events and Signature Parties page for more information.

Looking to the future, we are growing opportunities for daytime education and programming, focusing on bringing  new ideas to our community through technology, and sharing with other communities as well. We are currently developing our Community Curators program as well as a Youth Program.

We are a young organization and our community programming is still developing, so new programs will continue to be added as our capacity grows. Stay tuned!

Become Part Of The Civic

It is through the support of a dedicated community of over 2,000 members and the gifts and sponsorship of so many local businesses and individuals that we are up and running now.

As a non-profit society, we rely on the following to support our day-to-day operations:

  • Ticket sales
  • Concession sales
  • Society membership renewals
  • Sponsorship
  • Advertising

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society still needs your support. How can you support us?

  • Enjoy movies at The Civic Theatre
  • Become a member or renew your membership
  • Consider supporting our capital campaign
  • Sponsor a community program

Become A Member

When you become a member of the Nelson Civic Theatre Society, you will receive a discount at the box office, a vote at our AGM, member-only access to monthly film nights, and special offers from local partners throughout the year.

By becoming a member and renewing your membership annually, you reinforce the importance of having a cinema in Nelson and ensure our existence for years to come.

Support our Capital Campaign

We are about much More than a Movie Theatre: Since 1935, people in Nelson have gathered, shared experiences, and enjoyed a wide array of cinematic and other performances at The Civic Theatre. Help us upgrade our 85-year-old venue and add cutting-edge technology, positioning us to amaze, educate and inspire for many years to come.

Sponsor our Community Programs

The Civic Theatre welcomes sponsors for an array of programs helping people in our community to enjoy, learn about, and produce film, while simultaneously bringing business to our partners. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $500. Depending on the size of a given sponsorship, benefits may include logo placement on a variety of materials, a press release, slides or video advertising on our screen, sampling or coupon-distribution to our audiences, speaking opportunities, and naming rights.

For more information, contact