Kinonik is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enlighten and entertain audiences of all ages through projected screenings of celluloid classic films. Our current archive consists of more than 500 16mm films.
A century into the film industry, digital offers myriad options for viewing media that the pioneers of the film industry surely never envisioned. While the benefits of accessibility can’t be argued – something is missing.
Films have been created to give audiences the shared experience of temporary escape from the mundane into a world of heightened emotions and suspense that give them license to laugh, cry, gasp, chortle, and even shriek together.
The streaming experience is essentially solitary. The theater experience is that one is with a community of many. The more solitary our world gets the lonelier our world gets and the less we experience things through the eyes of others.
This is the magic of movies; it’s the difference in nuance between sprocketed frames of real images speeding past the bright bulb of a projector, and digitized facsimiles that are almost but not quite.
We’re committed to preserving the real film experience through the real-deal – projected screenings of must-see silent and sound classics.