The SLO Film Center is an exciting and collaborative venture of the SLO Film Festival and The Palm Theatre

The SLO Film Center will showcase new releases, expand the program of independent and retrospective titles, and offer the venue for cultural events such as live music, comedy, and educational endeavors.  

Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo’s cultural arts district, the SLO Film Center will be operated as a non-profit.

The Center will focus on a year-round slate of programming with daily screenings, events, and special guests, while continuing to be the hub of the annual SLO International Film Festival.  

The SLO Film Center will officially launch in July 2024 with no disruption to current programming at the Palm Theater. 

Why support the SLO Film Center?

Foster Education: Help establish educational programs to nurture emerging filmmakers, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the industry.
Enhance Accessibility: Ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic status, has the opportunity to experience the magic of cinema through subsidized screenings, workshops, and outreach programs.
Preserve Cinematic Heritage: Preserve the legacy and permanence of the Palm Theatre, the only independent film theater in San Luis Obispo County
Champion Independent Voices: Independent film helps drive important discussions and create change. It also increases visibility of often unseen perspectives.
Sustainability of the organization: Preserve the legacy of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival and establish a year-round venue for independent film in the cultural arts district.

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