May Membership Day

Saturday, May 6

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT: May 6, 10 am – 4 pm

The Crandell Theatre invites area residents and families to participate in a day of free film-themed activities on Saturday, May 6, from 10 am to 4 pm at our historic theater. The day will launch the Crandell’s first annual Membership Drive. Those who join the Crandell or renew their memberships on May 6 or anytime during May will receive free admission to all films during the month.

According to Annie Brody, Crandell Theatre Executive Director, “The May 6 kick-off for our Membership Campaign gives people the opportunity to tour the theater and to see movies on the big screen as they were meant to be seen. We hope that these activities renew people’s enthusiasm for cinema and draw attention to the important role the Crandell has played in the community for nearly 100 years.” At the event and throughout May, says Brody, “we are encouraging people to consider annual membership in the Crandell. Membership sustains the theater and, increasingly, helps keep the cost of box office tickets low and provides curated film programming through the year.”

The Program

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Film-themed photo booth and photo opportunities with film celebrity cutouts

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Family short animated films, repeating every 15 minutes

10:30 am
A 30-minute theater tour led by Board Member Lael Locke

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family short animated films, repeating every 15 minutes

1:00 pm
The Eagle Huntress (free for new and current members)
This award-winning documentary follows a 13-year-old Mongolian girl who becomes the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of  her family. Runtime 87 min.

3 pm
A 30-minute theater tour led by Board Member Lael Locke

Theme Cookies
Artful marquee cookies created for the occasion by Pooky Amsterdam

Join us on Saturday, May 6, to learn more about Crandell membership and support your community cinema.

“People-supported theaters such as the Crandell are not just crucial to the future of film art, they are essential to the health and vibrancy of our local communities. As a shared space of discovery and celebration, the Crandell draws in and radiates outward the best of our town and region.” — Filmmaker James Schamus, Crandell Theatre Board Member