We Made It to the Other Side!

Although being closed for 15 months had its challenges, the Crandell is once again showing an eclectic mix of movies every week, and serving our renowned popcorn.

We could not have done it without you! The support of members and friends, as well as receiving important federal funding, have been essential to the survival of the Crandell.

In 2022, we will be augmenting our new programming, developing curated series, offering free community screenings with guest speakers, and ensuring that our community will continue to experience the magic of film on the big screen.

This is why we’re asking you to help us now with a year-end gift (if you haven’t already done so). You’ve always been there when we needed you, and we need you now more than ever.

Thank you so much. See you at the movies!

Lydia Kukoff, President

For audited financials, see our Annual Report for 2020.

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Documentary 95 min
Today: 1:00pm

Julia brings to life the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child’s 12 year struggle to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, and her rapid ascent to become the country’s most unlikely television star. It’s the empowering story of a woman who found her purpose – and her fame – at 50, and took America along on the whole delicious journey.

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Bridging Divides, Healing Communities Youth Film Challenge Free Screening Set for Dec 4

Over the past four months, young people throughout Berkshire County, Columbia County, northeast Dutchess County, and northwest Litchfield County engaged with polarizing social issues by making a short film showing how they contend with problems and inequities in the world and in their communities. The Bridging Divides, Healing Communities Youth Film Challenge—an initiative run by the Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative and the Civic Life Project, and funded by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation—received submissions from young people across the region by the November 14 deadline. The partners behind the challenge announced three winning short films. Yonah Sadeh, a student at Bard College at Simon’s Rock from Falls Village, Conn., received first place and $2,000 for his film on affordable housing, “In Our Backyard”; Tommy Tranfaglia, a student at Endicott College from Lenox, Mass., was awarded the $1,000 second place prize for his film on learning and attention disabilities, “Misunderstood”; and Danny Wilkinson, a student at Mount…


Health & Safety Guidelines

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…