2023 Annual Appeal
Make your gift today.

Please make your gift to help the nonprofit Ambler Theater remain a vibrant and important part of our community. Make your tax-deductible gift today using our online form.

Make a Gift Today

Your year-end gift sustains the nonprofit Ambler Theater and its many programs.

The good news is that the community-based Ambler Theater is doing well. Attendance is very near to pre-pandemic levels. However, ticket sales and concession purchases cover only part of what it costs to run your nonprofit theater.

Your year-end gift goes directly to the theater’s mission to provide special events, community outreach, and high-quality film presentation. And this year’s gifts will bring critical attention to the digital projectors and maintaining the historic building.

Our aging digital projection equipment needs upgrading!

We installed digital projection in 2012. That means the projection and sound equipment is almost 12 years old and overdue for replacement. Some of the equipment is no longer in service. If they fail, we cannot show movies.

These upgrades need to be made to maintain the Ambler Theater’s impeccable film presentation. Your gift will help make that happen.

100% of your gift
goes to the theater.

Did you know that 50% of our ticket and concession sales immediately goes out the door to film distributors and suppliers? 100% of your gift keeps the Ambler Theater vibrant and healthy. Together we will ensure the nonprofit Ambler Theater continues the mission to be a welcoming community center and important arts organization.

The goal: $100,000 by Dec 31.

These vital funds will support the programming that makes the Ambler Theater special – a diverse mix of independent, art house, and foreign films as well as curated programs, family films, discussion, and special events.

Ways to give.

Gifts are tax-deductible, and can be made several ways. Below, you’ll find information on different options, as well as programs that you can take advantage of.

Online The easiest way to make a contribution.
Donating online is secure and takes only a moment.

Make a Gift

By mail You can find mailing instructions, and a printable mail-in donation form here.

In person Donation forms are available in our lobby. Our staff would be happy to assist or answer any questions you may have.

Over the phone To speak with us directly and to arrange your gift by phone, contact: Lauren Nonini, Development Director, 215-348-1878 Ext. 115.

Matching gifts

Many companies will double or even triple your donations. Click here to see if your employer offers a matching gift program.

Stock gifts

Donating securities is easy and may be advantageous come tax season. You can consult your financial advisor and ask if giving a gift of stocks to support the theater is the right decision for you. If you’re considering donating securities, please contact: Lauren Nonini, Development Director at 215-348-1878 x115.


You can help secure the future of the Ambler Theater by making a gift to our endowment through your will or estate. Your foresight and generosity ensures the enduring success of the theater for generations to come.

Are you taking a required
minimum distribution from your IRA?

Contact your financial advisor or the firm holding your IRA or Beneficiary Inherited IRA to request a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). IRA account holders aged 70½ and older may take tax-free distributions from a Traditional or Beneficiary IRA and donate the amount distributed to an eligible tax- exempt charitable organization. (You may take a QCD from a Roth IRA; however, since these distributions are generally tax-free, the same tax benefits will not accrue. A different means of contributing these monies may be more advantageous to you.)

The Ambler Theater (Ambler Theater, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) organization qualified to receive these contributions under IRS code. Please ensure that your check payable directly to the Ambler Theater. You may not take receipt of these funds and then issue a personal check for your contribution and qualify for the special tax considerations of the QCD.

The QCD amount can represent all or a portion of your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the tax year; or more, should that make sense from a tax and estate planning perspective. The total of all QCDs for a single tax year cannot exceed $100,000 per individual taxpayer. The QCD will be reported by the firm holding your IRA to you and the IRS on Form 1099-R as a normal distribution (Code 7) based on your age. You must document this tax-free qualification to the IRS on your Federal income tax return (Form 1040). Please visit the IRS website, or contact a professional tax advisor for more information. The Ambler Theater will provide you with a letter confirming your contribution, this should be retained with your tax records.