Maysles Cinema, at MDC, founded by the late documentary filmmaker and pioneer Albert Maysles (1926-2015) in 2005, is dedicated to the exhibition and discussion of documentary films. The Cinema is committed to a democratic experience, one where filmmakers are asked to attend the screenings of their work, and audiences have the opportunity to actively engage the films, subjects in the films, experts, and each other in post-screening forums. Coupled with our scheduled programming, we encourage the programming participation of local social and cultural organizations to deepen community involvement and provide exposure for under-represented social issues and overlooked artists and their work.

Our recently renovated 55 seat cinema is now outfitted with Dolby Surround Sound and DCP. MDC also offers educational programming for filmmakers of all ages and produces documentary films.

Our cinema can be rented for private screenings, premieres, work-in-progress screenings, DCP tests, week-long runs and Oscar qualifying runs. 

See our Rental page for more information.

$10 General Admission (suggested).
Maysles Cinema opens one hour before showtime.
All audience members must arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled showtime in order to be guaranteed a seat.
This includes online and advanced ticket holders.