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MMoCA Cinema

Enjoy screenings of critically acclaimed and award-winning films.

people seated on the Museum Rooftop Sculpture Garden for Rooftop Cinema
film screening at night
Photo by Carol Casimir.

MMoCA Cinema

Take advantage of MMoCA’s Rooftop Cinema and extended Spotlight Cinema film series. With rooftop screenings of critically acclaimed and award-winning films from around the world, these series will be available for viewing during various periods of the year.


two people seated during the MMoCA Rooftop Cinema screening
Photo by Carol Casimir.

Rooftop Cinema

Bring a friend, bring a blanket or camp chairs, and prepare yourself for an evening of independent films and videos under the stars (and socially distanced)! Rooftop Cinema returns to the Museum’s rooftop sculpture garden select Fridays in late summer for its sixteenth season.

Rooftop Cinema is $5 per screening, or free for MMoCA members and anyone age 21 and younger. Reserve advance tickets (free or paid) through Eventbrite to secure seating. A limited number of tickets will be made available for purchase night-of at the screening.

Stay tuned for the 2022 Rooftop Cinema schedule.

Rooftop Cinema is a program of MMoCA’s Education Department and is curated by James Kreul, with technical support provided by Tanner Engbretsen. MMoCA’s film programming is generously funded by an anonymous donor, maiahaus, and Venture Investors, LLC.


film still from "Ema" showing a group of people dancing and singing
Film still from Ema (2019) directed by Pablo Larraín. Image courtesy of Music Box Films.

Spotlight Cinema

Spotlight Cinema features premieres of critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary and feature films in the Museum Lecture Hall.

The Fall 2021 Spotlight Cinema series included up-and-coming auteur Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s triptych Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, and The Velvet Underground, a expansive documentary exploring the iconic band and the New York art scene they emerged from, directed by master filmmaker Todd Haynes (Carol, Safe).

Spotlight Cinema is $7 per screening, or free for MMoCA members and anyone age 18 and younger. Ticket sales begin at 6:30 pm in the museum lobby.

A program of MMoCA’s education department, Spotlight Cinema is curated by Mike King and generously funded by an anonymous donor, maihaus, and Venture Investors, LLC.