Crandell Theatre to Screen Iconic Films in Hollywood Summer Nights Series

(Chatham, NY, June 25, 2024) — The historic single-screen Crandell Theatre on Main Street in Chatham will screen a series of iconic films that originally dazzled at the box office and went on to become treasured, perennial classics. Beginning on Friday, July 5, at 7 pm with Jaws — the summer blockbuster that started them all — Hollywood Summer Nights will run throughout July and August.

The series will also include such fan favorites as Saturday Night Fever, The Big Lebowski, Dirty Dancing, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope (the updated Special Edition), The Godfather, Jurassic Park and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. These films will screen in addition to our regular weekend programming of new releases.

Another recent blockbuster, Minions, will screen at 10 am on July 13 for FREE during the annual Chatham Summerfest sponsored by Chatham Area Business and Arts (CABA). The Crandell has long partnered with CABA to bring this beloved tradition to the Chatham community.

Beat the heat and step into the air-conditioned Crandell with your family and friends to enjoy some of the biggest and greatest films of all time on the big screen! For more details about each film and to reserve tickets, visit


July 5, 7 pm Jaws

July 6, 7 pm Saturday Night Fever

July 13, 10 am Minions *FREE* (Part of Chatham Summerfest)

July 13, 7 pm The Big Lebowski

July 19, 7 pm Dirty Dancing

July 26, 7 pm Pulp Fiction

August 9, 7 pm Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

August 16, 7 pm The Godfather

August 30, 7 pm Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

About the Crandell

The Crandell Theatre in Chatham, NY, is one of a few community-based, nonprofit theaters in the United States devoted to film and one of fewer than one hundred single-screen movie theaters nationally. Since 2010, Crandell Theatre, Inc. has raised more than $1 million to purchase the historic theater and make needed repairs. The current Crandell board is engaged in a multimillion-dollar campaign to renovate and restore the area’s oldest, largest, single-screen theater and enhance the moviegoing experience for generations to come. For more information, visit, or call 518-392-3445.