Crandell Theatre to Reopen July 1

Crandell Theatre reopens its doors on Thursday, July 1 to returning patrons and new visitors, to once again enjoy the timeless magic of movies at Columbia County’s oldest independent, classic single-screen theatre. Each week eight screenings of four curated commercial and independent films are shown from Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are sold on line at the Crandell website, crandelltheatre.org, and at the box office. Admission is $9 nonmembers, $8 members, and $7 for children 12 and under.

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Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

81 min
Streaming Online: Fri, Jun 18—Thu, Jun 24

The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explodes onto the screen in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland masterfully collages a wealth of archival material, including dishy talk show appearances with Dick Cavett and David Frost, with clips from some of the duo’s most memorable movie adaptions: A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and In Cold Blood. Featuring vibrant voiceover work by award-winning actors Jim Parsons (Capote) and Zachary Quinto (Williams), the film is dripping with wit and wisdom. It is a celebration of both men’s fearless candor and often tumultuous friendship that honors how their identity as gay Southerners informed their timeless artistic achievements and relationships with family, colleagues, confidants, and – most significantly – each other.

“A fascinating account of a loving but troubled relationship… succeeds beautifully in providing a revealing look at their troubled psyches.” — Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
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Health & Safety Guidelines

Until New York State lifts its COVID-19 requirements for indoor movie theaters, the Crandell will adhere to NYS Department of Health and safety guidelines. All protocols are intended to maintain a safe, welcoming, enjoyable experience and protect the health and safety of guests and staff alike.  As guidelines and regulations change, the Crandell will update its policies accordingly so check back frequently. Seating is restricted to 250 people, inclusive of staff and patrons. Automatic “buffer zone” seating. When purchasing a ticket, visitors will select their seats from a diagram, and our ticketing software will automatically “X” out two seats around both sides, and one seat in front and back, to ensure social distancing of at least six feet between individuals, couples, or small groups. Members of the same immediate party, family, or household must purchase their tickets together so they…

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Crandell Theatre to Reopen Thursday, July 1

Crandell Theatre, the nearly 100-year-old movie house in Chatham, New York, reopens July 1-4, 2021, with a new program format and thorough cleaning following the 15-month closing caused by the COVID virus. Each week eight screenings of four curated commercial and independent films are shown from Thursday through Sunday. The sale of concessions is delayed until the theatre is able to accommodate health requirements. Tickets are sold on line at the Crandell website, crandelltheatre.org, and at the box office. Admission is $8 members, $9 nonmembers,  and $7 for children 12 and under. A festive reopening is planned for the first weekend. On Saturday evening and Sunday, July 3-4, the featured film is The Climb, produced by Noah Lang, who has family ties to Columbia County. Directed by Michael Angelo Covino, the film was recognized at the Cannes Film Festival in…

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