In Case You Missed It

Last year, the Crandell Theatre joined forces with Columbia County Libraries to expand access to the film streaming platform Kanopy for all card-carrying library patrons – their catalogue of over 30,000 films is available to you now, all absolutely free to view for Columbia County residents via your computer, television, or mobile device. While we’re all cooped up inside, we thought this would be a good opportunity to point you towards some lesser-known gems streaming in their library, to help you pass the time. Visit our Kanopy tutorial to learn how to Enjoy Kanopy at Home. This week’s selections: In Case You Missed It Kanopy’s catalogue is so heavy with cinematic landmarks, it’s sometimes a little daunting. This week, we look back on a few of the gems in contemporary cinema that the Crandell has hosted in the theatre over past…

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image of anna karina in alphaville
image of anna karina in alphaville

Homebound Noir

Last year, the Crandell Theatre joined forces with Columbia County Libraries to expand access to the film streaming platform Kanopy for all card-carrying library patrons – their catalogue of over 30,000 films is available to you now, all absolutely free to view for Columbia County residents via your computer, television, or mobile device. While we’re all cooped up inside, we thought this would be a good opportunity to point you towards some lesser-known gems streaming in their library, to help you pass the time. Visit our Kanopy tutorial to learn how to Enjoy Kanopy at Home. This week’s selections: Homebound Noir Kanopy’s catalogue is so heavy with cinematic landmarks, it’s sometimes a little daunting. This week, the Crandell presents a shortlist of some hardboiled film noir classics, plus some lesser-known entrants in the cannon. M (1931) The ultimate proto-noir, Fritz Lang’s…

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Sound + Vision

Last year, the Crandell Theatre joined forces with Columbia County Libraries to expand access to the film streaming platform Kanopy for all card-carrying library patrons – their catalogue of over 30,000 films is available to you now, all absolutely free to view for Columbia County residents via your computer, television, or mobile device. While we’re all cooped up inside, we thought this would be a good opportunity to point you towards some lesser-known gems streaming in their library, to help you pass the time. Visit our Kanopy tutorial to learn how to Enjoy Kanopy at Home. This week’s selections: Sound + Vision Kanopy’s catalogue is rich with musical movie magic, but we thought we’d narrow it down a few films that you might have missed. A list of global superstars, cult icons, and curios alike we hope holds something for everyone;…

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still from in the soup
still from in the soup

Adventures In Filmmaking

Last year, the Crandell Theatre joined forces with Columbia County Libraries to expand access to the film streaming platform Kanopy for all card-carrying library patrons – their catalogue of over 30,000 films is available to you now, all absolutely free to view for Columbia County residents via your computer, television, or mobile device. While we’re all cooped up inside, we thought this would be a good opportunity to point you towards some lesser-known gems streaming in their library, to help you pass the time. Visit our Kanopy tutorial to learn how to Enjoy Kanopy at Home. This week’s selections: Adventures In Filmmaking First up, two misadventures in indie filmmaking, both starring a fresh-faced Steve Buscemi. In the Soup (1992) Filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell’s autobiographical comedy starring Buscemi as a would-be screenwriter obsessed with getting his 500-page script Unconditional Surrender produced. Desperate for…

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Introducing Virtual Screening Room

The Crandell’s curtains will be drawn for the foreseeable future, but we’re still working to bring you some of the exciting programming that we’ve had on deck for you this spring. In partnership with some of our favorite distributors, we’re happy to announce the Crandell’s new Virtual Screening Room program. Purchase a ticket through one of the links offered on our website to watch world-class cinema in the comfort and safety of your own home — with 50% of the box office benefitting the continued operations of the Crandell Theatre. Your ticket allows you to screen the film for five days following your purchase, and you’ll be able to stream it on compatible streaming platforms, your mobile device or your web browser — please see our Virtual Screening Room FAQs for more full details. Our deepest thanks for your support during…

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Enjoy Kanopy at Home

We’re in this together. Even at a mandatory six foot distance, we’re bolstered by the thoughtfulness of this remarkable community – your strength and solidarity are so appreciated as we continue to weather these strange times. While we’re all cooped up inside together/apart, we thought it would be a good opportunity to remind our friends and neighbors about an amazing at-home film resource, available to all Columbia County residents. Last year, the Crandell Theatre joined forces with Columbia County Libraries to expand access to the film streaming platform Kanopy for all card-carrying library patrons – their catalogue of over 30,000 films is available to you now, all absolutely free to view via your computer, television, or mobile device. If you’ve got a library card for one of Columbia County’s eleven library branches, you can start watching now at www.columbiacountyny.kanopy.com. No card? Not a problem. Just sign…

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Crandell Theatre Closing through Thursday, April 16, 2020

Out of caution and with particular concern for at-risk groups and the overall health of our community, Crandell Theatre will close on Monday, March 16 through Thursday, April 16. The reopening on Friday, April 17, will be subject to then-current public health information. All scheduled programming during this time is canceled. This decision has been reached by the Board of Directors after much deliberation and in acknowledgement of the Crandell’s role as the “living room” of the community. Despite having recently implemented increased sanitation and other precautionary measures, we believe that the best course of action is a temporary closure as many other theatres are doing. For the next two weeks, all theatre employees will continue to receive full pay and benefits. We hope to continue to compensate staff for the full closing. As a community-based, not-for-profit, only half of…

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Washing hands under faucet

Coronavirus – COVID 19 – Special Update

The Crandell Theatre is working to ensure the safety of our members and patrons during the current Coronavirus threat. Our Executive Committee is adding defense and preparedness measures to our Emergency Action Plan. These measures are being developed consistent with local and state public health officials. While there is no immediate local threat, we are all aware of the probability that COVID-19 will continue to spread throughout New York State over the coming weeks. Our precautionary measures include the following: We are providing easy access to tissues in the theater for people to use to cover their mouths during coughing or sneezing. There will be plenty of handwashing soap in the bathrooms. Please wash your hands before eating and/or drinking. As all hand sanitizer brands are currently out of stock in stores, feel free to bring your own. We are…

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