Amherst Cinema partners with EBT card for culture program

Hampshire County

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Amherst Cinema has announced its participation in the EBT Card to Culture Program.

The program is a partnership between the Mass Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Sevices’ Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA).

The EBT Card to Culture program ensures that the state’s best cultural and educational experiences are accessible to low-income residents. This inclusive, community-based program supports the goals of the Universal Participation Initiative, the Mass Cultural Council’s movement to reduce physical, fiscal, cultural, and social barriers at cultural facilities throughout the Commonwealth.

“One of the things we found really appealing about the program is that it does center art as an essential experience for people regardless of their income level or circumstances that the EBT program recognizes food housing and shelter are essential to living a full life but that the arts are also a part of that,” said Amherst Cinema General Manager George Meyers.

More than 200 organizations across Massachusetts participate in the EBT Card to Culture program. It offers discounted admission to museums, symphonies, theater companies, music schools, and more.

The opportunity to engage with art is an integral part of one’s well-being. Amherst Cinema is committed to making the power of film accessible to our community. We regonize that this work is never done and we will continue to make efforts to increase accessibility for all. We are thrilled to join a growing number of cultural organizations who emboy the committment and take part in the EBT Card to Culture program.

Amherst CInema Outreach Manager Racherl Hart

Amherst Cinema offers EBT cardholders free Individual or Dual Silver Memberships, which include discounted movie tickets, six free popcorns or sodas per member, free admission to select special events, and other benefits.

To learn more information about the EBT cards click here.

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