FORT WAYNE—Cinephiles in northeast Indiana have a reason to celebrate. Cinema Center, the region’s only independent art house theater, has been awarded a grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation for $17,500 to go toward the organization’s diversity programming and its Lincoln employee benefit package.
Lincoln’s support of diversity programming makes it possible for Cinema Center to bring films that tackle issues, highlight populations, and expose topics that are not seen in films that screen at commercial multiplexes. “With this funding, Cinema Center can remain dedicated to bringing films that challenge, engage, and enlighten,” Cinema Center Executive Director Jonah Crismore said. “These films would not be available in northeast Indiana if it was not for Cinema Center and the Lincoln Financial Foundation’s support of diversity programming.”
Cinema Center is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to showcasing film as an art form. The theater is located in downtown Ft. Wayne at 437 E. Berry St. Screening and event schedule is available at www.cinemacenter.org.