About Maiden Alley Cinema


Our Mission

The mission of Maiden Alley Cinema is to use film as a means to provide entertainment, promote visual literacy, create cross-cultural awareness and promote filmmaking as an artform.  As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, MAC is dedicated to enhancing culture through film.  

Our History

The Paducah Film Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded in 1991 by a group of arts-minded individuals who saw a need for an outlet for foreign, independent and documentary film. For the first five years of operation, PFS screened one film per month, Sundays at the Cinema. As interest increased within the community, programming expanded to multiple screenings. While the space rented from Paducah's Market House Theatre was adequate, there were limitations as to how often films could be presented due to the demand of the Market House's live production programming. A new home was needed, and Maiden Alley Cinema was born.

Since then, Paducah Film Society (Maiden Alley Cinema) has become one of the area's leading arts organizations, bringing the art of the film to a much wider audience. The regular weekly films, special film events, live music series (Music@MAC), children's programs (Movies for Me) and vintage film series (Film Brew) provide an ever-changing and exciting embellishment to the growing cultural community of Paducah, Kentucky.

From The Paducah Sun - August 12, 2000


Private and Corporate Event Sponsorships 

We are always looking to partner with area businesses and there are many special programs that require additional financial backing.  Please consider working with Maiden Alley Cinema to make these events an even grander success:

Movies for ME

Music @ MAC


River's Edge International Film Festival

Film Brew

Faith in Film

Contact Executive Director Rebecca Madding at director@maidenalleycinema.org for more information. 

Theater Rental for Private Events

If you or your company would like to rent the theater for a special event, please see contact information below.

Call Maiden Alley Cinema at (270) 442-7723 OR

Email director@maidenalleycinema.org



Adult $9.00
Seniors (65+) $7.00

Matinees (shows before 5pm) $7.00
Children & Students $7.00


These are prices for regularly scheduled films, however Maiden Alley Cinema hosts a variety of events including live music, trivia nights and themed film events.  Those all have pricing specific to that event.

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