News and Information

A Cinema Is Born - Short video about the building of the Tropic Cinema

Background and History

A Pictorial History of the Tropic

About Our Architect (

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

Key West Film Society, Inc.,
Financial Statements with Independent Auditors' Report
Fiscal Year Ending October 31, 2013
- 06-30-2014

Tropic Cinema pays the same focused attention to our finances as we do to our films, our cinema facility and our service.  Click the link above to see our audited financial statements for our most recent fiscal year.  For questions or comments, please contact our executive director Matthew Helmerich at

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:

Holly Merrill , Chair




Benjamin Egnatz
Vice Chair

Wayne Kruer, Counsel

Karen Schievelbein, Treasurer

Piper Smith, Secretary

S. Runi Goyal

Terry George

BOD (cont.)

George Cooper,
Director Emeritus

Linda Mewshaw

K. C. Irick

Ken Domanski

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

Please email any inquiries to