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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

American Cinematheque

Providing Southern California audiences with the broadest possible movie-going opportunities

three stars

85.16

6712 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028
tel: (323) 461-2020   Web Site
EIN: 95-3902004

Board Leadership
Rick Nicita
Chairman

CEO
Barbara Zicka Smith
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.16 three stars
  Financial 85.33 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/21/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

85.33

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/21/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
89.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 52.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Cinematheque on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Cinematheque on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Cinematheque (CA) 85.16 three stars
La Jolla Music Society (CA) 88.71 three stars
The Bushnell (CT) 87.35 three stars
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (WI) 87.03 three stars
SFJAZZ (CA) 85.16 three stars

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The American Cinematheque is a viewer-supported cultural organization dedicated exclusively to the public presentation of the moving picture in all its forms. The Cinematheque presents the best of film and video - ranging from the classics to the outer frontiers of the art form. The American Cinematheque was created in 1981 to honor and promote America's indigenous art form -- the moving picture; to present the full range of film and video, not otherwise available, to the widest possible audience; to establish a forum for an on-going dialogue between filmmakers and filmgoers; to provide a high profile exhibition facility for other independent film and video organizations; and to encourage and support new talent by creating a showcase for their work.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $258,867
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $183,526
   Fundraising Events $479,071
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $921,464
   Program Service Revenue $859,114
Total Primary Revenue $1,780,578
   Other Revenue $732,233
TOTAL REVENUE $2,512,811
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,800,339
   Administrative Expenses $221,643
   Fundraising Expenses $103,458
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,125,440
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-612,629
   
Net Assets $3,447,468

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Public Presentation of the Moving Image $2,800,339 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 12/21/2016 85.16 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 86.87 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 88.90 three stars
2013-09 05/01/2015 83.72 three stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 79.71 two stars
2011-09 12/20/2012 79.36 two stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 81.45 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 81.68 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 86.21 three stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 85.26 three stars
2007-09 11/01/2008 92.91 four stars
2006-09 12/15/2007 90.23 four stars
2005-09 12/15/2006 89.84 three stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 92.46 four stars
2003-09 09/01/2005 70.74 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-3902004
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE
NTEE Code A31
NTEE Classification Film, Video
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,065 2.56% Barbara Smith CEO

The American Cinematheque is a viewer-supported cultural organization dedicated exclusively to the public presentation of the moving picture in all its forms. The Cinematheque presents the best of film and video - ranging from the classics to the outer frontiers of the art form. The American Cinematheque was created in 1981 to honor and promote America's indigenous art form -- the moving picture; to present the full range of film and video, not otherwise available, to the widest possible audience; to establish a forum for an on-going dialogue between filmmakers and filmgoers; to provide a high profile exhibition facility for other independent film and video organizations; and to encourage and support new talent by creating a showcase for their work.

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Charity Contact Info

American Cinematheque
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
tel: (323) 461-2020
fax: (323) 461-9737
EIN: 95-3902004

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Board Leadership

Rick Nicita
Chairman

CEO

Barbara Zicka Smith
Executive Director

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