Become a member of Northeast Historic Film
Northeast Historic Film is a membership organization supported by more than 500 members. Membership is available at levels ranging from $20 for an Educator/Student up to $1,000 for a Patron. Members provide a stream of constant support for the overall operations, and are the heart of NHF.
All NHF members receive these core benefits:
- Moving Image Review, our newsletter with information on NHF preservation projects, exhibits, events, and other news.
- Two Alamo Theatre movie passes or VIP passes (depending on membership level).
- Discounts on admissions to many Alamo Theatre and NHF-sponsored events.
- 15% Discount on more than 140 Videos of Life in New England in the NHF store.
- Access to more than 450 videos through our video loan program. Each member may borrow up to 3 DVDs/tapes at a time. Postage fee of $5 will apply if items are mailed.
|Individual||$35 per year||Core benefits.|
||$20 per year||Core benefits. Applies to teachers, homeschoolers, and students at any level.|
|Household||$60 per year||Core benefits plus 2 additional movie passes. Discount admission applies to the entire household.|
|Nonprofit Organization||$50 per year||Core benefits plus additional copies of Moving Image Review on request.|
|$100 per year||Core benefits plus 2 additional movie passes. Discount admission applies to the entire household.|
|Corporate||$150 per year||Core benefits plus 2 additional movie passes and additional copies of Moving Image Review on request.|
|Friend||$250 per year||Core benefits with 2 VIP passes to any Alamo Theatre or NHF sponsored event and 1 Individual level gift membership to a person of your choice.|
|Sponsor||$500 per year||Core benefits with 2 VIP passes to any Alamo Theatre or NHF sponsored event and 2 Individual level gift memberships or 1 Household level membership to person(s) or family of your choice.|
|Patron||$1,000 per year||Core benefits with 4 VIP passes to any Alamo Theatre or NHF sponsored event and 4 Individual level gift memberships or 2 Household level memberships to person(s) or family of your choice.|
Amos Orcutt saw his first movie some fifty years ago at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport. It was a special occasion for a boy from a poor farming family, and Orcutt still remembers the film, Godzilla, and the excitement of sitting inside one of the town’s popular institutions.
The president and CEO of the University of Maine Foundation, Orcutt lives in Bangor, but he still takes in a show at the Alamo now and then when he is spending time at his Orland farm. His nostalgic soft spot for the theater, now restored and a centerpiece of Bucksport’s downtown revival, is one reason he supports NHF, but it is not the chief one. “Film is our history,” he explains, referring to the archives’ mission to preserve and make accessible the moving images of Northern New England. “When you lose it, you lose a link to our culture.”
It doesn’t hurt that his friend, Richard Rosen, owner of Rosen’s Department Store in Bucksport and a state senator, is president of our Board of Directors. “I’ve known Richard for a long time and I have a great deal of respect for his leadership,” Orcutt says.
Orcutt also feels connected to NHF through the University of Maine. He was a friend of the late Sandy Ives, founder of the Maine Folklife Center. Ives and his wife Bobbi were Bucksport residents and Alamo loyalists.
More recently, Orcutt has been talking with NHF External Affairs Director Jessica Hosford about working with some of the University’s many reels of football games and other sports events going back forty years. He believes it is just one of many ways the institutions can work together.
“From my standpoint, NHF is the jewel in the woods,” Orcutt says. “A lot of people drive through Bucksport without realizing that the archives is there and what it’s doing – all those images being preserved for others.”