“If we can invest in a new west newton cinema… it can become the anchor for a new vision of an old neighborhood.”

~Ty Burr, Former Boston Globe Film Critic



The West Newton Cinema will be a hub of enjoyment and community, where mainstream, classic, independent, and otherwise unconventional films enrich our lives, expand our horizons, and strengthen our connection to one another and the world.


The West Newton Cinema Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, seeks most urgently to raise the funds to acquire the West Newton Cinema before the deadline to purchase expires on August 10, 2024, thereby saving the building from demolition. We will restore and renovate the building to fulfill our mission of fostering joy and deepening community connections through innovative and engaging film programming.

This is our last chance to transform this historic Newton icon into something special: a restored Cinema where all of us connect and enjoy films together.