New Crandell Membership Program Expands Benefits

Over the past 20 years the unwavering support of members has been essential for keeping the Crandell Theatre lights shining bright. Member support not only helped us survive but retain our vision during the Covid crisis. If we have learned anything during this difficult time, it is that the Crandell needs to increase membership/contributed income in addition to box office/concession revenue to sustain the theater and support film programs, including FilmColumbia.

Beginning January 1, 2022, the board is introducing annual memberships, with benefits expanded and fully or mostly tax deductible. The most significant benefit is at the box office, where non-member, adult box office ticket prices have increased to $11, with member prices remaining at $8. At the $75 Individual membership level, you save $3 on one box office ticket to all regularly scheduled films and, at the $125 Dual level, you save $6 off two tickets.  With a $500 level you receive free admission for two to all regularly scheduled films during your membership year.

In 2022 we will no longer have the federal support that was sponsored by NY Senator Charles Schumer, which provided significant relief during the past year. Going forward, the new membership program is an essential piece of our effort to keep the lights on!

Viki Sand, Treasurer
Co-Chair Membership Task Force

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January Calendar


Now Playing:

C’mon, C’mon

Drama 108 min
Today: 4:00pm
Playing Through: Saturday, 1/29

Can’t talk to your kids? Joaquin Phoenix (in his first film since The Joker) quickly learns how, when he is suddenly saddled with his nephew in Mike Mills’ new transcontinental road movie. Phoenix is aided and abetted by Gaby Hoffman, in this never-sentimental but moving film. Played the Telluride and New York Film Festivals. Distributed by A24.

“A tremendous showing from Joaquin Phoenix, operating at a register he’s rarely found before. It’s a career best for him – lovely, empathetic, humane.” — Angelica Jade Bastién , New York Magazine/Vulture
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Crandell Theatre Presents Attica: Then & Now Free Screening and Discussion of the New Documentary, ATTICA

Crandell Theatre presents the riveting 2021 documentary Attica by Emmy® winning director Stanley Nelson and co-director Traci Curry, about the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility, on Sunday, January 30 at 1 p.m. followed by a post-film discussion. Panelists include Daniel L. Meyers, the attorney who litigated the “Attica Massacre” for over 25 years, his step-son Jared Reinmuth, an author and co-writer of the graphic memoir, Big Black: Stand at Attica, Jose Pineda III, the executive director of After Incarceration, a Hudson Valley-based restorative justice nonprofit project, and Laurie Scott, director of ReEntry Columbia. Attica was nominated for three Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards including Best Historical or Biographical Documentary, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Director. It was also named Official Selection at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. This free program is produced and created by the Crandell Theatre Board of Directors…


Winners of Bridging Divides, Healing Communities Youth Film Challenge Honored at Crandell Theatre

The Crandell Theatre honored the winners of the Bridging Divides, Healing Communities Youth Film Challenge with a screening of selected films and a discussion of topics raised by local young people in their submissions. Over 60 attendees enjoyed eight films focused on themes such as learning disabilities, self-image, pronouns and food insecurity. Yonah Sadeh, a student at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, earned first place and $2,000 for “In Our Backyard,” a film about affordable housing in his hometown of Falls Village, Conn.  An honorable mention went to Samantha Hoffman, a student at Chatham High School from East Chatham, N.Y., for “He/She/They.” All of the filmmakers demonstrated resilience and determination by making and submitting meaningful films in the midst of a pandemic. The Youth Film Challenge was led by Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative and the Civic Life Project as part of…


Masks & Vaccinations Required

Health & Safety Guidelines Posted on June 2, 2021;  Updated July 30, 2021; Updated November 1, 2021 Update on Crandell Theatre Covid Precautions Because our community’s safety is our highest priority and in recognition of concerns about the spread of COVID variants and breakthrough infections, the Crandell Theatre board of directors has adopted the following health protocol effective November 4, 2021. To enter the theater filmgoers need to show proof of full vaccination along with a valid I.D. Masks are required indoors by filmgoers and staff except when seated. Seating capacity reduced by 50 percent  Ticket purchase includes seat selection which automatically buffers each patron or party on all sides. Tickets for sale online or in-person at the box office 20 minutes prior to film screening Children under 12 not vaccinated may attend accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. Children must…