The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center (located at 313 N. 13th Street) is a comprehensive exhibition program which acknowledges the moving image as the principal art form of this century. Featuring daily showings of independent, documentary, classic, and foreign films that aren't shown anywhere else in Lincoln, The Ross offers an enriching, diverse program that celebrates the importance of motion pictures. Films shown at the Ross introduce the audiences to new stories, people, and cultures that are rarely examined in mainstream movies. The Ross Media Arts Center reaches out to the Lincoln community and beyond, offering Nebraskans a stimulating alternative to commercial film and television. It also plays a vital role in the education of the University's Academic community at large, including Film Studies students.
Organized in 1981, The Friends of the Ross work to support the theatre through fund-raising and educational outreach. Programming at the Ross is only made possible with private support. Supporting The Friends allows the Ross to continue bringing stellar programming to Lincoln, including special events like Movie Talks and visiting filmmakers.
Funds raised this year will go to support the Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase which brings filmmakers to Lincoln for discussions and special events.
We will be giving one lucky GIVE TO LINCOLN DAY donor a pass (good for two) for FREE ROSS MOVIES FOR A YEAR. Any donation amount gets you into the drawing.
Also be sure to keep an eye on the Ross Facebook page on May 18 - we will be giving away free movie tickets and other goodies throughout the day to people who make a donation.