About The Garfield

Welcome to the Garfield Theatre

The last of twenty-eight cinemas that once operated in downtown Cincinnati closed over twenty years ago. As the urban area gains new residents and popularity as a destination, it’s time for a neighborhood cinema and event venue!

To meet renewed demand, in 2018 Cincinnati World Cinema renovated a dormant fifty-year-old theatre – the last cinema to close and now the first to reopen. In honor of  our location, we named it The Garfield Theatre.

Our large screen, high-definition laser projector and sound system compliment an intimate, comfy space with 163 seats. You will find us at 719 Race Street, 45202, near the corner of Race and Garfield Place in downtown Cincinnati.

Photo By Peaches Lebowski

Tim & Margaret; Anne Golden, JASGC; filmmakers Toko Shiiki & Erik Santos

Operated by volunteers who care deeply about cinema, CWC curates several films monthly in the Mark Painter Screening Room.

At the Garfield, we are proud to continue the CWC tradition of offering high-quality documentaries, shorts, narrative fiction, foreign language titles, and specialty programs including festivals and classics – focusing on important films that normally bypass Cincinnati.

Other uses for the Garfield include event hosting for area filmmakers and festivals, community groups, public forums and occasional live performances.

For information about rentals and collaboration, call us at 859-957-FILM or write to admin@cincyworldcinema.org


2019 Movers & Makers Magazine Readers' Choice Awards Winner:

“Favorite Film Presenter or Series”

Movers & Makers is a free publication spotlighting the citizens shaping the future of Cincinnati arts & culture, community engagement, education, healthcare, medical research, and social services. It is known as the “unofficial voice” of over 500 regional nonprofit organizations. This publication shares a wide variety of nonprofit news. The Movers & Makers Awards started in 2018 to give publicity to not-for-profits who produce inspirational events. Our readers vote for their favorites online. 

Under the Arts & Culture Favorites, Cincinnati World Cinema won the “Favorite Film Presenter or Series” award. Based in its new home – The Garfield Theatre, downtown’s only art house cinema – CWC provides the community with outstanding motion pictures not normally available in the area – ones that explore the human condition and celebrate cultural diversity.” 

CWC is a film family. The Movers & Makers recognition would not be possible without the support of all the volunteers and individuals who support CWC & its films. Many thanks to our dedicated volunteers and loyal patrons for your continued support and encouragement.

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