The Nightlight Cinema is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit movie theater dedicated to advancing cinema and community in tandem.

The Nightlight is located at 30 North High Street in downtown Akron. Formed in 2014 from a love of cinema and community, our unique cinema strives to build up those elements together. Open nightly, we provide a classy nightspot to enjoy the cinematic art-form with a thoughtful community. Every night is an opportunity to explore a new world or idea, sip a delectable drink, and run into friends new and old. We warmly welcome you to The Nightlight Cinema.


The cinema is open seven days a week; on occasion we are closed for private events. The box office, bar, and concessions open 30 minutes before the first show of the day and close when the last show ends. Typically, this is from 6:30pm to 11:00pm.

Ticket Prices

Adults - $10.00
Senior Citizens (65 and over) - $9.00
Children (12 and under) - $8.00
Members - $8.00 (become a member now, or make a donation!)


Parking is available at meters on High Street. Street parking is free after 6pm and throughout the weekend. Parking is also available at the High/Market Parking Deck next to the Akron-Summit County Library and across from the Akron Art Museum.


Brittany Dobish, Artistic Director

Stephen Colotto, Show Leader 

Anthony Crislip, Show Leader

Tavi Lynn Goggans, Show Leader

Board of Trustees

Jim Crutchfield, Board Chair

Andrew Richards

Theron Brown

Richard Honeck

Michael McKeon

Miriam Bennett

Cory Sheldon

Matthew Wachter, Interim Execuitve Director

 Shalini Makkar, Vice Board Chair

 Joy Moxon

Stuart Baker

Steve Felix