The Chelsea Theater is Orange County's only nonprofit arthouse theater. For more than thirty years, the Chelsea has presented films that entertain, inspire, and engage.

Since becoming a community-supported nonprofit in 2018, the Chelsea has continued to build on its tradition of excellence with an expanded mission. Repertory and specialty film series, guest speakers, and partnerships with university and community groups are some of the ways the Chelsea reaches out to enrich the movie-going experience.

Fully renovated in 2021, the three-screen Chelsea's intimate size with comfortable seating, new screens and sound system, upgraded air filtration, amenities, and easy parking make the Chelsea a top destination for film lovers.

Board & Officers

Rachel Baer 
Patricia Blau, Treasurer 
Tinka Deal, Secretary 
Joe Dirr, Assistant Treasurer
Bryan Gilliam 
Linda Luftig, Chair 
Sarah Nicholson 
Charlene Regester
Anna Rooney
Alexander Roth, Vice Chair
Lisa Ruckdeschel
Miguel Rojas
Abby Zarkin
Emeritus Board Members
Bonnie Bevan
Tom Henkel
Charles Humble
Emily Kass, Executive Director
Matt Brown, Program & Media Manager
Steffi Brink, Operations Manager
Anna Young, Digital Marketing Manager
Aaron Allen, Theater Attendant
Sophia Brown, Theater Attendant
Charlie Brownlee, Theater Attendant
Max Kurzman, Theater Attendant
Will McIntosh, Theater Attendant
Sam Mueller, Theater Attendant
Shelli Plesser, Theater Attendant
Oliver Stanley, Theater Attendant
Veda Williams, Theater Attendant