Tropic Cinema Is Temporarily Closed

March 15, 2020 -

Tropic Cinema has temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. We recognize the potential threat and we are committed to the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff.

All tickets will be automatically refunded. If your ticket was purchased through Fandango, they will be processing your refund. If your ticket was purchased in person (at the box office), please contact

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Magnolia Pictures: A Few of Our Favorite Docs

May 15, 2020 -

Screen an iconic documentary starting every Friday, and follow it up with a live Q&A the following Wednesday. 10% of ticket sales will be donated to a charity of the filmmakers’ choice, and proceeds will also go to support the Tropic! Tickets are just $5, which gets you an on-demand screening of the film and access to the live chat with the filmmaker(s).

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We Are One: A Global Film Festival

May 29, 2020 -

With COVID-19 shuttering film fests worldwide, YouTube has stepped in to launch a 10-day digital film festival this spring with 20 partners — streaming free to cinema fans everywhere from May 29 through June 7!


Virtual Cinematheque Series: The Booksellers

June 1, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - "The Booksellers" takes viewers inside the small but fascinating world of rare and antiquarian book dealers, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Driveways

June 2, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - Director Andrew Ahn's intimate drama revolves around the unlikely friendship formed between a lonely young boy (Lucas Jaye) and his new octogenarian neighbor Del (Golden Globe and Tony-winner Brian Dennehy).

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Vitalina Varela

June 3, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - A film of deeply concentrated beauty, acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Costa’s "Vitalina Varela" stars nonprofessional actor Vitalina Varela in an extraordinary performance based on her own life.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: And Then We Danced

June 4, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the ultraconservative confines of modern Georgian society, the film follows Merab, a devoted dancer whose life is thrown off balance by the arrival of a new rival.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: The Times of Bill Cunningham

June 5, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - Bill Cunningham was an iconic street photographer, tastemaker and fashion historian; this new documentary provides a rare first-person glimpse into his life and times.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

June 6, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - This captivating documentary is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, based on the international bestseller that sold over three million copies worldwide and landed economist Thomas Piketty on Time's list of most influential people.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: The Hottest August

June 7, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - "The Hottest August" presents New York City, August, 2017 as a mirror onto a society on the verge of catastrophe, registering the anxieties, distractions, and survival strategies that preoccupy ordinary lives.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Slay the Dragon

June 8, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - It influences elections and sways outcomes -- gerrymandering has become a hot-button political topic and symbol for everything broken about the American electoral process. This new documentary follows everyday people as they fight on the front lines to change the system and make sure their votes matter.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Saint Frances

June 9, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - While we can't meet up over popcorn and a glass of wine at the Tropic, we can still enjoy some of the best new independent film! The Tropic's new Virtual Cinematheque Series now offers you the chance to check out new movies at home—and to support the Tropic while you do! For just $10, you can access select films, starting with Kelly O'Sullivan's remarkable debut "Saint Frances."

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Bacurau

June 10, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - A few years from now: Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their village has literally vanished from most maps and a UFO-shaped drone starts flying overhead -- and that's only the start of the strangeness.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Sorry We Missed You

June 11, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - From director Ken Loach comes this powerful, lacerating exploration of the contemporary world of work, the gig economy and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together.

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Tropic Cinema Online Film Club Presents: Stay-at-Home Streaming Series

June 12, 2020 -

While the coronavirus quarantine is keeping us all cooped up, it is providing a great excuse to binge some classic films on your favorite streaming services. Tropic Board Member and Academy Award winner Terry George has put together his recommendations -- and each series can cover a day- or weekend-long marathon! Watch our Facebook page and email newsletter for upcoming opportunities to attend virtual discussions, Q&A sessions and more.