Art House Theater Day is an annual celebration of art house and indie theaters. Head to your local art house on September 18 for a day of special screenings and exceptional cinematic experiences.

Participate in Art House Theater Day 2019


1. Make sure your theater meets the criteria* for participation.

2. Review the list of available available films and make your selection. You can choose from our special pre-releases or put together your own program.

3. Fill out the enrollment form below. Remember, you must fill out the form by August 21 to receive a poster.

4. Book your film directly with the distributor using the contact information provided .

5. Wait to receive your poster and swag in the mail. You can download your digital pre-show via EclairPlay or Dropbox.

6. Download the media kit from our website and start promoting your screening. Don’t forget to tag #AHTD2019

7. Host your special screening with the Art House Theater Day Pre-Show downloaded from EclairPlay or Dropbox.

*Art House Theater Day participating organizations should be theatrical exhibitors of moving image media that are dedicated to the principles of community-based and mission-driven. They should be committed to bringing audiences together for collective viewing in physical spaces and positively impacting the region where their theater is based. The company should not be publicly traded, and ownership should be at least 70% located in the state of operation.

Art House Theater Day organizers review each theater application individually. Qualifying applicants will be emailed further instructions on how to fully participate in Art House Theater Day events on September 18, 2019.

Enrollment Form

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors