In the age of multiplexes, this historic, meticulously restored, single-screen theatre shines as a cultural gem and social hub in the heart of Greenbelt, Maryland. Old Greenbelt Theatre shows first-run arthouse films 365 days a year (often featuring guest speakers for Q&A), but its true distinction comes in its commitment to pro- viding high-quality, low-cost programming that benefits the wider community. Young audiences enjoy a free program (for children ages 0-5) that includes books on screen, a movie, and a craft. Monday matinees show classic movies in a safe, enriching environment for seniors; Science on Screen features free, accessible science education films; and each Sunday afternoon includes an open-caption screening for deaf patrons. Last year, thanks to these programs, more than 9,800 moviegoers attended for free and experienced the magic of the movies. Your philanthropy makes it happen.

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Catalogue charities range in size from $100,000 to $3 million. This graphic indicates the budget range of the organization featured here. If you see an organizational budget above the $3 million mark, that is because the featured charity has grown in size since it first appeared in the Catalogue. We proudly present on our website the work of these "growth" charities.

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across the Greater Washington region.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

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