Silent Movie: Kings of Silent Comedy

Experience silent films the way they were meant to be seen and heard, accompanied by our 1924 Wurlitzer Organ! Featuring Charlie Chaplin’s The Pilgrim and Harold Lloyd’s Why Worry? We welcome film fans of all ages to step back in time to revel in the authentically recreated sounds and nostalgia from times gone by.

Free Movie Night @ the Capitol Theater: The Virgin Suicides

Starting February 1st, TRL cardholders can visit the Olympia or West Olympia library to pick up free tickets to the February 23rd screening of The Virgin Suicides.  Attendees without the special library ticket will be charged normal Olympia Film Society box office prices. There will be door prizes and a special introduction by film writer and …

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Getting to Know Olympia Film Collective

There’s one group that’s been working to build a professional infrastructure for filmmakers in Olympia: the Olympia Film Collective, which since 2012 has helped create a steady production of short films by local filmmakers, often shot in and around well-known Olympia locations and businesses.

OlyFilm Open Casting Call

The Olympia Film Collective is in its 11th year as a non profit organization serving independent filmmakers in the South Sound. We are holding our first annual Open Casting Call to find talent for the 2024 filmmaking season.  To take part in the open call, please submit a headshot and contact information to  If …

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Adventure Series – Into the Canyon: Between River and Rim

Join adventure writer Kevin Fedarko on an epic quest, on foot, through the entire length of the Grand Canyon—not “rim to rim” as has been tackled by many—but 750 miles “end to end.” More people have walked on the surface of the moon than have completed this treacherous journey! Hiking over 100 days, Kevin and …

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Review: This Old World

This Old World at Childhood’s End through June 11 “is a show made by artists who have lived a full life, it is eloquent, and expertly executed but is also experimental.”

Arts Walk 2023 Film and Dance

Indicative of the vast art and entertainment to be found at Arts Walk, check out the OlyFilm and OlyAct film demo where You’re the Star!

Old Tales Get a Twist in Digital Festival

“Our community spans all time zones of the United States,” says Olympia actor Stephanie Kamau whose onstage acting experience includes productions at The Evergreen State College and who is now performing in the digital festival of one-act plays, “Twisted Tales.”

Jeff Barehand

Jeff Barehand at the Seattle International Film Festival

by Bryan Willis for OLY ARTS How does a stay-at-home dad get bitten by the video bug and wind up with an invitation to the famous Sundance Native Lab? “It was my kids,” explains local filmmaker Jeff Barehand. “I made videos of my kids to send back to my parents. Without family I wouldn’t have …

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