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Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Phone: 302-645-9095

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, arts organization with a very interesting history of how a small coastal Delaware, resort area could produce a major Film Festival and then grow into an organization that sponsors a broad slate of wonderful film programs for a growing community.

The Film Society offers something for all ages!  If you are a film enthusiast, and especially enjoy independent films, please journey through this website and learn about the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, the Art House Theater, and quality film programs that are available for Adults, Students, and Youth.  You are sure to find a film event that suits your interest.

We hope to see you at a future film event and we hope you will consider becoming a member.

History and Mission

One night, in the fall of 1997, a group of five Rehoboth Beach film fans discussed the possibility of showing independent films in local restaurants. They decided to advertise a meeting for film buffs to see if others in the community were interested in such a concept. More than 30 people showed up and watched a film about small-town residents with a big dream. The idea of creating the Rehoboth Beach Film Society was conceived that night, and subsequent work established the entity as a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization.  The first annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, a three day event, was launched in November of 1998.

Since that time, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society has developed into a thriving cultural resource in southern Delaware.

The mission of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community.

In fulfilling its mission while serving a membership of more than twelve hundred, the Film Society offers:


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