Jacob Burns Film Center Westchester, NY

Jacob Burns Film Center Westchester, NY

A few months ago I wrote about our visit to the Jacob Burns Film Center and what an incredible day the girls and I had there. We can’t wait to go back next month to catch Matilda.

Because we love the place so much and I think you will too, I wanted to let you know that JBFC is currently in the midst of their May member drive, where they’re giving new members two extra month’s membership for free!

In case you’re unfamiliar with JBFC, it’s a nonprofit movie house located in Pleasantville, NY that screens new releases, foreign and documentary films, unique series, and special events. Even more exciting, you can meet filmmakers and actors like Richard Linklater, Billy Crystal, Ryan Gosling (!!!), and Meryl Streep, or learn to make movies of your own with classes in animation, screenwriting, and filmmaking at the JBFC Media Arts Lab. They also throw one heck of a party.

The JBFC has fantastic programming year-round. The films and series coming up throughout the summer are a great example of the awesome you can expect to find there:

  • family films like: Matilda June 18–19; Pee-wee’s Big Adventure July 16-17; and The Muppets August 20-21
  • new releases like Maggie’s Plan (perfect for date night!)
  • original series like: Jazz Sessions: The Greats on Camera May 12–June 9; and Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries July–August

As a member, you’ll get $5–$10 off your movie ticket, complimentary ticket offers, and special members-only invitations. Plus, you’ll get free popcorn on the first Wednesday of each month (yes please!), waived registration fees for classes, and special offers. You can learn more on the JBFC website.

jbfc may member drive

I’m also super excited to offer a free Jacob Burns Film Center family level 12-month membership to one lucky reader!

To enter, leave a comment below letting me know either your favorite thing about Jacob Burns Film Center or what you most want to check out there. You can earn additional entries if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram (leave the name you follow under in separate comments) and by sharing this post on social media (leave the link in a separate comment).

I will choose a winner next Monday, May 16th—which will leave anyone who doesn’t win plenty of time to take advantage of the JBFC May member drive!

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.