Silent Clowns Film Series

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Become a Friend of the Silent Clowns Film Series
help us preserve the silent film experience!

Your 100% tax-deductible contribution helps keep our series going!  
The Silent Clowns Film Series is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
(our corporate name is Silent Cinema Presentations, Inc.)

Our shows are open-seating and admission is free,
but if you have one of these --

-- you can be guaranteed a good seat at each of our programs,
regardless of how large our turnout is.
See our theatre/tkts page for details, and join today!


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Silent Cinema Presentations, Inc.
and mail it to:

Silent Cinema Presentations, Inc.
P.O. Box 903
Planetarium Station
New York, NY  10024-0546

"Friends of the SCFS" Membership Levels:

Single -- $35 -- reserve 1 seat
Dual -- $65 -- reserve 2 seats
Family -- $75 -- reserve seats for your kids and you
Contributor -- $100 (or more) -- reserve seats for yourself/ves and one guest*
Patron* -- $500 (or more) -- reserve seats for yourself/ves and one guest

*Friends who contribute $100 or more this year will receive our thank-you gift of a copy of the book "Silent Movies" by Peter Kobal.

Click here to inquire about the private edition items for our previous contribution drives:
These items are not for sale and is available only through this donation opportunity.
2016 limited edition 20th anniversary commemorative Silent Clowns Film Series mug
2015 copy of "Laurel Or Hardy" by Rob Stone
2014 special edition DVD: Mary Pickford in 'Sparrows' with live score from our show
2013 limited edition commemorative Chaplin Centennial tote bag
2012 special edition DVD: vol 2 of rare comedy shorts (see 2008)
2011 special edition DVD:
Dorothy Gish in "Nell Gwyn" with live score
2010 special edition DVD: Constance Talmadge in "The Duchess of Buffalo" with live score
2009 special edition DVD: reconstructions of four Keaton shorts, with commentary tracks 
2008 special edition DVD: comedy shorts with new scores and commentary tracks

No contribution is too small, and any donation is greatly appreciated.

Silent Cinema Presentations, Inc. is supported by a very generous grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Ira M. Resnick Foundation, the Artrepreneur Foundation and other private foundations, as well as from membership support..

If you have any questions about contributing, please click here to send an e-mail.  Thank you!  

Our Mission Statement

Silent Cinema Presentations is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to presenting silent movies with live musical accompaniment to audiences of all ages, in order to preserve the experience of silent cinema.  We produce silent film shows at a variety of venues, and we restore silent films for use at our shows.

We believe in the entertainment value and the cultural and historical importance of silent cinema, and will pass its fun, wonders and traditions on to the audiences of today and tomorrow.