The Upper West Side Cinema Project (UWSCP) has been formed with the goal of creating a new facility dedicated to screening new art film releases that currently have no home in the neighborhood, as well as classic films and special events. The theaters would also partner with other cultural institutions such as Film at Lincoln Center, the JCC of the Upper West Side, New Plaza Cinema, Woodstock Film Festival, BAM, MOMA and Columbia University School of the Arts among others to offer additional capacity for their existing programming. 

SWSCP is currently in the process of exploring possible locations that can accommodate a minimum of five screens, of which one would be devoted to community use, as well as a cafe/lounge space that would be open to the street and available for events.

The first step is to raise startup funding to kickstart the effort. In that regard, the Woodstock Film Festival has agreed to act in the capacity of Fiscal Sponsor, enabling contributions to UWSCP to be fully tax deductible, even before the establishment of our own 501(c)(3). Scroll down for information about donating.