Health & Safety

At the Crandell we take the health of our community members and staff very seriously. With our 534 seat auditorium and balcony, there is ample space to spread out. We have also upgraded our HVAC system with the highest MERV or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value it can use.  MERVs report a filter’s ability to capture larger particles between 0.3 and 10 microns (µm). The higher the MERV rating, the better the filter is at trapping specific types of particles. Masks are optional but encouraged for all patrons, including in the lobby and theatre spaces. We will continue to monitor the situation in Columbia County closely and make any adjustments accordingly. Your safety is our highest priority. Please do your part as well!  We ask that guests refrain from entering the Crandell  if they are experiencing any COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms.

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CRANDELL THEATRE ANNOUNCES THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Crandell Theatre, Columbia County’s historic, single-screen movie house on Main Street in Chatham, NY, announces that its Board of Directors formally welcomed new board members Ian Hooper, Julie Raskin, and Andrew Goetz this spring. Board President Lydia Kukoff shares that “over the past several years, our board has worked to strengthen the Crandell as an organization while, at the same time, expanding our program offerings. At this exciting time, as we look toward the renovation of our beloved theatre, we are thrilled to welcome Ian, Julie, and Andrew. Each of them brings unique knowledge, experience, and energy to our efforts, and we will be enriched immeasurably by their presence on our board.” Ian Hooper has lived in Canaan, New York since 1980, and has been enjoying movies at the Crandell for more than 40 years. Hooper’s entire career was spent…

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CRANDELL THEATRE PRESENTS THE WOBBLIES, FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH FILMMAKER DEBORAH SHAFFER AND PETER BISKIND

Chatham, NY (July 5, 2022). Crandell Theatre, Columbia County’s historic, single-screen movie house on Main Street in Chatham, NY, presents the 1979 documentary The Wobblies on Sunday, July 10, at 1 pm. The Wobblies, directed by Deborah Shaffer and Stewart Bird,  chronicles the rise and fall of a unique labor union, Industrial Workers of the World. After the screening, filmmaker Deborah Shaffer will join Peter Biskind, Crandell Theatre board member and Executive Director of FilmColumbia, for a discussion and Q&A. Founded in Chicago in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) took to organizing unskilled workers into one big union and changed the course of American history. This compelling documentary of the IWW (or “The Wobblies” as they were known) tells the story of workers in factories, sawmills, wheat fields, forests, mines and on the docks as they organize…

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