Launching in January 2023, Crandell Kid Flicks is a family-friendly Saturday matinee series of contemporary classic children’s films (animated and live action) offered January through April on the fourth Saturday of each month at 1 pm. The series aims to provide the youngest moviegoers with fun, safe, exciting and positive opportunities to become engaged in the arts. Chatham’s beautiful, historic, single-screen movie house is the backdrop for an afternoon of educational fun that puts each film into special focus for these budding film lovers. Founded by Mirissa Neff, the series was created for Chatham-area families with children ages 3-12 in mind. Each film is paired with guest presenters and fun, theme-centered activities.

Farm Film Festival

The Crandell Theatre has collaborated with the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Chatham Agricultural Partnership to produce an annual Farm Film Festival since 2010.  Annually attracting an average of 235 people, the free afternoon program includes six to eight short films related to agriculture and agricultural life and a panel discussion. In lieu of charging admission, audience members are invited to make a food donation to the Chatham Silent Pantry.

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After School Filmmaking Project

Since 2000 the Crandell Theatre’s six-week After School Filmmaking Project has been conducted annually in three of the county’s seven school districts, including Chatham, Germantown, New Lebanon, Taconic Hills, and Hudson. On pause during the pandemic, the program and its curriculum are being evaluated for a renewed return in the coming year.