Maine Film Center

Maine International Film Festival Audience


Annual Appeal

What a difference a year makes! Just over a year ago our community faced the real threat of losing one of its greatest cultural assets, Railroad Square Cinema, due to industry-driven changes in movie exhibition technology. Thanks to tremendous support from the community, we overcame that obstacle and are ready – with your help – to tackle new challenges and further develop a vibrant film culture here in Maine… Read more and find out how you can support our efforts!

Railroad Square Renovations

Construction has officially begun for the Railroad Square Cinema and Buen Apetito renovation project. The goals of the project are to expand the seating capacity of Buen Apetito with a 500 square foot addition and to expand the cinema lobby to allow for more community interaction. Click here to see a PDF of the renovation plans.

Our mission

The Maine Film Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich, educate and entertain the community through film and art.

We are the premier showcase and resource for independent film in Maine. We aim to strengthen Maine culture through education, dialogue and the celebration of film and art.

The Maine Film Center seeks to bring together our community’s unique film assets to further establish Waterville’s reputation as a vibrant, year-round center of film exhibition and education.