SEATTLE, Wash. (December 11, 2018) – Three Dollar Bill Cinema announced today that after four years at Capitol Hill Housing’s 12th Avenue Arts they are moving their office.

“We are excited to announce that we will be moving in with our long-time partner Gay City, Seattle’s LGBTQ Center. We will start our move over on December 14th and will be full-time at Gay City by late December,” said Three Dollar Bill Cinema Executive Director, Ben McCarthy, in a letter to the community. “This move will not only allow us the opportunity to work more closely with Gay City, it will provide Three Dollar Bill Cinema with an opportunity to continue to regain financial stability as we navigate through some rough organizational waters.”

“Three Dollar Bill Cinema has been in 12th Avenue Arts since the building opened. They are a vital member of the Capitol Hill community and we’re sorry to that they will no longer have offices in the building. However, we’re honored to have Ben McCarthy joining the Capitol Hill Arts District Steering Committee and remaining part of the arts on the hill,” said Michael Seiwerath, VP of Advancement and External Affairs at Capitol Hill Housing.

"Gay City is excited to welcome Three Dollar Bill Cinema into our space, and to continue the tradition of having community partners co-locate with us in our LGBTQ Center,” said Fred Swanson, Gay City Executive Director. “Our two organizations have a long history of successful collaboration on film projects, fundraisers and community events. Moving in together will increase our ability to work on joint projects, support LGBTQ film and art and create a dynamic and vibrant community hub at Gay City."

While Three Dollar Bill Cinema is changing office location, their slate of year-round programming is not changing. 2019 brings the return of the Academy Awards party in February, Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival in May, Reel Queer Youth in the summer and Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema in August and the Seattle Queer Film Festival in October.



About Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Three Dollar Bill Cinema is a nonprofit arts organization that provides access to films by, for, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and a forum for LGBTQ filmmakers to share and discuss their work with audiences. Annual programs include The Seattle Queer Film Festival, Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema and Reel Queer Youth. For more information, visit

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