News and Information

Background and History

A Pictorial History of the Tropic

About Our Architect (

From Empty building Jan. 2002 to 3-screen triplex cinema Carper interior

Tropic Cinema Annual Meeting Slide Show -- March 16, 2014

Tropic Cinema Annual Meeting Slide Show -- March 2, 2013

Film Journal International "Braving a New World" -- March 2013

Art House Convergence Film Theaters Conference 2012
Spotlight AHC Tropic Cinema

Letter from the Executive Director (06-22-2010)

Letter from the Executive Director (3/24/2010)

Revolution in Utah: Art-house community takes a stand at Sundance (Film Journal, 3/05/2010)

Tropic Opens Fourth Screen (KW Citizen, 1/15/2010)

A Note from Our Executive Director (6/20/09)

New Leadership Tropic Cinema (Press Release 5/7/09)

Where do we get our films?

Changes in Board of Directors (Press Release 3/21/07)


Board of Directors:

Jon Allen, Chair

Ken Domanski
Vice Chair

Wayne Kruer, Counsel

Karen Schievelbein, Treasurer

S. Runi Goyal, Secretary

Piper Smith

Terry George

BOD (cont.)

George Cooper

Holly Merrill

Linda Mewshaw

K. C. Irick


Benjamin Egnatz


Mike Marrero

Ginny Stones

Victor McTeer


Matthew Helmerich,
Executive Director

Scot Hoard,
Programming and Webmaster

Lori Reid, Theater Manager

John Abramson
Lobby Manager &
Volunteer Coordinator

Dan Schwab, Chief Projectionist

Steve Raynn, Projectionist

Jane Ireland, Membership

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