James Schamus

James Schamus Honored at 20th FilmColumbia Festival

James Schamus, longtime key player in the independent filmmaking world, will be honored at the 2019 FilmColumbia festival, at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham, New York. On October 18–19, four of Schamus’ films will be shown, followed by a Q&A conducted by Peter Biskind, film historian, cultural critic, and festival director. Saturday evening, October 19th,…

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Judy Grunberg

Crandell Theatre Board Member Judy Grunberg Dies

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Judy Grunberg, a beloved board member and benefactor of the Crandell. Judy’s generous gift helped save the Crandell in 2010, and she continued to be a major supporter of both the theatre and the community of Chatham throughout the rest of her life. Though…

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Columbia County Youth Theatre
Columbia County Youth Theatre

“Tall Tales and Heroes” Columbia County Youth Theatre’s Free Production

Saturday, August 10 at Noon

Columbia County Youth Theatre’s Performance Company presents Tall Tales and Heroes at The Crandell Theatre on Saturday, August 10th at Noon. This musical review, directed and choreographed by Danielle DeLamater, features six members of CCYT’s performance company. Tall Tales and Heroes explores how exaggeration can be used to convey a message or make a point.…

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Times Union Article about Tales of Europe

European film series kicks off at Chatham’s Crandell Theater CHATHAM — A heavy metal-loving construction worker is fan hired to help build the world’s biggest statue of Christ — yes, bigger than Rio’s mountaintop mammoth — for a Polish village. He’s helping guide the giant Jesus head toward the statue’s neck. Suddenly, there’s a horrible…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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