Open Projector Night


Wege - 1st Hold
Starts: 7:00PM
Doors: 8:00PM

Celebrate short films with the Open Projector Night series, a recurring cinematic event presenting the work of local, regional, and national filmmakers with a Michigan connection. Enjoy a diverse range of movies from animated narratives, and commercial work, to experimental pieces. After the event, participate in a question-and-answer panel with the filmmakers and vote for your favorite short film. 

Submit your short film here: Open Projector Night - FilmFreeway

Submission Deadline: October 25th,2023

Notification Date: November 8th, 2023

Event Date: November 29th, 2023

Online Price

$8 General Admission

$6 CMC & Wealthy Theatre, KCAD Students

Door Price

$10 General Admission

$6 CMC & Wealthy Theatre Members

Please consider that Open Projector Night is an ongoing film series; its intent is to showcase the diversity of films connected to Michigan and establish a venue to highlight local film in Grand Rapids, MI. Films are selected and curated into a 85-minute program by a panel of Wealthy Theatre staff and volunteers.

Wealthy Theatre / GRCMC Membership

Become a member of GRCMC & Wealthy Theatre to enjoy full bar access, ticket discounts on select events, and access to media/production education & resources. All while helping support vital community platforms, voices, and the non-profit historic community venue: Wealthy Theatre. Memberships start at $15/year and you can sign-up online at: For faster in-person membership verification, show your membership transaction receipt to WT staff.

Originally founded in 2012, at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Open Projector Night provides the accessible opportunity for local and regional filmmakers to share their work on the big screen and connect with others. After a two-year hiatus, both UICA & GRCMC are excited to announce OPN's new home: Wealthy Theatre. For more information about OPN, visit: