The Vermillion Cultural Association purchased the Coyote Twin Theater in July 2015 to preserve it from abandonment and demolition. Since then, we have—with the help of some key partners—invested over $300,000 to renovate and refresh both auditoriums and our lobby; purchased state-of-the-art sound, projection, and lighting for the auditoriums; and built a cinema culture that Vermillion and the greater community can be proud of.

The Vermillion Cultural Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the inclusion of art in everyday life. We independently own and operate the Coyote Twin because we believe in the necessity and power and fun of movies. It's a labor of love as much as it is our mission. You can learn more about our other endeavors at vermculture.org.

While streaming and rental services offer film lovers a wide variety of entertainment to enjoy in the privacy of their homes, watching a film on the big screen is a rich and irreplaceable experience—for one thing, we have better popcorn! Hope to see you at your local, nonprofit cinema soon. 🍿 


As your local, community cinema, it's part of our mission to make our screen your screen. Whether you're looking to book a film to support a cause or bring an old favorite to the big screen, we can help! Monday–Wednesday we hit pause on our currently airing features and instead bring shows requested and sponsored by local organizations to the screen.

How to Book a Movie at Your Local, Nonprofit, Community-Owned Cinema

  1. Identify your preferred film, date, and time for your special screening.
  2. Visit vermculture.org/rentals to read up on our policies and submit your request.
  3. Once we confirm your booking, share the event with your network! Hang posters! Invite friends! Make a fuss to get a crowd.
  4. Sit back and enjoy the movie with some popcorn and your community.


We work with a third-party booker to secure the license to screen your film of choice. Depending on a film's age, popularity, and distributor, licenses range from $150 to $325. In addition to the license, there is an audittorium rental/operations fee. Once you request a title, we can investigate the exact cost of the license and book that film for the date of your choice. Please be aware that due to its extremely strict regulations, we cannot show Disney or Disney-affiliated titles (i.e., films by Twentieth Century Fox, Pixar, etc.). 


During your special screening, our concessions counter will be open and staffed so guests can enjoy fresh popcorn, fountain drinks, and candy. We ask that you do encourage your attendees to make a purchase, as it's the best way to support our nonprofit cinema. We offer reduced rates on concessions packages for groups or sponsors who would like to pay for their guests' pop and popcorn.


The Coyote Twin is equipped with assistive listening devices for our patrons with visual or hearing impairment. We offer closed captioning, enhanced audio, and audio description in accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This technology is compatible with all digital studio films, including new releases and currently airing features. If you or your guest need service, please arrive in advance of the projected start time and ask our staff to set you up. 

The Vermillion Cultural Association is grateful to the generous donors who helped provide this equipment to our community.


PHONE 605-624-3331
EMAIL support@vermilliontheaters.com


We're located in downtown Vermillion, where plenty of great dining options are within walking distance.