Shari Paylover and Matt Converse, Concessions Staff and Theatre Manager, show off their pleasure at receiving the Best of Columbia County Award for Best Local Movie Theatre
Photos from the Best of Columbia County awards

Voted Best Local Movie Theatre – Again!

On Thursday, June 27 the Best of Columbia County Awards were presented at PS21 in Chatham. For the fifth year in a row, The Crandell was voted “Best Local Movie Theatre” in Columbia County. Thank you to everyone who voted for us! For the past six years, the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and Columbia-Greene Media have hosted this event in celebration of Columbia County’s “Best Of.” The awards are chosen by the public after two rounds of voting. The Crandell has received this honor every year since 2014 when the Best of Columbia County’s Award was established. Below concessions and box office staffer Steve Ulmer and office manager Dawn Steward accept the award. Concessions staffer Shari Tessitore and theatre manager Matt Converse proudly display the award.

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Tales of Europe film curator Larry Kardish
Larry Kardish

WAMC Interview with Tales of Europe Film Curator Larry Kardish

Listen to Joe Donahue’s interview with Larry Kardish, co-artistic director of the Crandell’s annual film festival FilmColumbia, former senior curator for film at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, and curator of the Tales of Europe Film series for the Crandell. Tales of Europe returns to Chatham for the second year with a series of five feature-length and seven short award-winning films made by European filmmakers who journey to Greenland, Morocco and Myanmar to tell their tales. Listen to the interview.

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Six French Shorts. Happy Bastille Day!

Sunday, July 14 at Noon

A free exclusive screening of six French Shorts plus light refreshments open to members only. Films will be introduced by Larry Kardish, co-artistic director of the Crandell’s annual film festival FilmColumbia, former senior curator for film at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, and curator of the Tales of Europe Film series for the Crandell. Please RSVP to email hidden; JavaScript is required. The Villa A film by Emmanuel Poulain-Arnaud. A rental by the sea comes with an unexpected problem. 2019. 18 min. The Fall An animated film by Boris Labbé. Celestial beings descend to earth. 2019. 14 min. Kapitalistis A film by Pablo Munoz Gomez. Buying a gift for his five-year-old, a father learns a lesson in capitalism. 2019. France/Belgium. 14 min. La Persistente A film by Camille Lugan. High in the Pyrenees a man and his motorcycle…

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What is a Closed-Captioned Screening?

Closed captioning (CC) provides a word-for-word text of the dialogue and lyrical content of a program. Noises and sound effects are also described with written words. This provides accessibility to everyone, despite hearing impairments.

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What is a Sensory Friendly Screening?

Sensory Friendly Films are a special opportunity for individuals living with autism and others to enjoy films in a safe and accepting environment. Lights in the theatre are turned slightly up (dim lights will remain on) and the sound is turned slightly down. Audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout, sing, or do anything they feel they need to do in order to be comfortable–unless the safety of the audience is in question. Many others, not on the autism spectrum, may also enjoy Sensory Friendly Films as they provide an opportunity for families to meet, for siblings of children with autism to get to know other children, and to enjoy a movie in a climate of acceptance and understanding.

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Film Schedule for Tales of Europe

July 12-18

Tales of Europe returns to Chatham for the second year with a lively and provocative series of five feature-length and seven short award-winning films made by European filmmakers who journey to Greenland, Morocco and Myanmar to tell their tales. Each of these noteworthy films debuted over the last year in top international festivals such as Berlin, Cannes, Sundance and Toronto. The Crandell Theatre has exclusive rights to show the films for the first time in the tri-state area (NY, MA, CT). The films were curated by Laurence (Larry) Kardish, co-artistic director of the Crandell’s annual film festival FilmColumbia and former senior curator for film at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. An Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scholar, he regularly attends the major international film festivals and has served as a juror at many worldwide. He will…

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