Isis Theatre Capital Campaign

Better Together

Support the capital campaign

Aspen Film and the Isis Theatre are a perfect pair to unite community, create connection and foster creativity.



After 44 years of bringing cinema, dialogue and community engagement to the Roaring Fork Valley through Aspen Filmfest, Academy Screenings, Aspen Shortsfest, Indie Showcases, FilmEducates and partnerships with other organizations, Aspen Film is poised to solidify its place as one of the valley’s leading cultural institutions with this acquisition of a permanent home for our programming. 

With your crucial support, Aspen Film will convert the existing Isis Theatre space into a film centric community art center. 


Our plans to update the Isis Theatre into a more dynamic film exhibition + community gathering space include:

  • A stage in the main theater to host post screening Q&As, live presentations and performances, as well as interactive opportunities such as live-streaming and simulcasts.
  • A reconfigured street-level lobby.
  • A creative space for filmmakers of all ages and local professionals to work on film projects.
  • A lower lobby conversion to include functional event space.
  • An improved and upgraded interior that maintains the Isis Theatre’s historic character.

With our vision and your support, we can make incredible things happen

Going beyond movies

Aspen Film’s newly imagined theater will not only provide a permanent home for film in Aspen, but will have a strong positive impact on our world-class mountain town by:

Fostering Community Involvement

Providing Places to Gather

Offering New Educational Opportunities

Promoting Collaboration and Partnership

Ensuring the future of a Multiplex Movie Theatre in Aspen

A history of Isis ownership

After changing hands multiple times since the late 1990s, the Isis Theatre was again on the market in 2007. The City of Aspen partnered with Aspen Film and the Isis Property Group, LLC to create a private-public ownership structure to save the theater from being purchased by a developer, which would have left Aspen without a movie theater. Aspen Film became the sublessee to the City, and thus to the theater. Monthly lease payments went to the City toward debt repayment. Metropolitan Theatres continued to operate the multiplex, as it had since the year before the partnership, becoming the tenant of Aspen Film.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the theater was closed for a cumulative year, causing financial hardships for all parties. In 2022, Aspen Film had the ability and opportunity to exercise an option to acquire this iconic property, and with the support of a generous lender, purchased the Isis Theatre. Aspen film has engaged Bow Tie Management, a professional commercial movie theater operations company to handle theater operations, effective immediately, and is now involved in the programming of this beloved institution.

The Isis Theatre Reimagined


How do I donate to the Aspen Isis Theatre Capital Campaign?

You can donate by Credit Card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Mercado Pago, and Venmo via the form at the top of this page (click the button on the right to go directly to the form).  

If you wish to pay by check, please make your check payable to “Aspen Film” and note “Isis Theatre Capital Campaign” in the memo line and/or letter that accompanies the check.

Checks can be mailed to:

Aspen Film
110 E Hallam, Suite 103
Aspen, CO 81611

Are contributions made to the Aspen Isis Theatre Capital Campaign tax deductible?

Yes!  All gifts made to Aspen Fim’s Isis Theatre Capital Campaign are fully tax-deductible. No goods or services will be exchanged for donations made to the campaign. Contributions will be acknowledged on our website and other materials, depending on the level of your gift. 

Aspen Film’s Federal Tax ID # is 74-2483139

Can I make an anonymous donation?

Yes! If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact

Are there naming opportunities for contributions made to the Capital Campaign?

Yes! There are multiple opportunities for naming rights, depending on which elements of the theater speak most personally to you. Please contact Susan Wrubel to discuss.

Have feedback for Aspen Film about the Isis Theatre renovation?

Please leave your comments HERE

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