Crandell Theatre Elects New President at Annual Meeting

The Crandell Theatre’s Board of Directors elected a new president and other officers at their annual meeting on January 27. Lydia Kukoff, elected as President, will take over for Fred Ulrich, who steps down from that role after five years but remains on the board. Other officers elected by the board include Sara McWilliams as Vice President for Theater Operations; Peter Biskind as Vice President for Programming; Lael Locke as Secretary; and Viki Sand as Treasurer. A member of the Crandell Theatre board since January 2016, Lydia Kukoff is past president and a founder of The Chatham Synagogue-Netivot Torah. Author of Choosing Judaism, she created the Reform Movement’s Outreach program, the first national program for intermarried couples and Jews-by-Choice. She has served on various boards including the Spencertown Academy Arts Center, where she cochaired the Hidden Gardens tour for three…

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Purchase your movie tickets online

Crandell Theatre is now accepting payments for movie tickets both at the box office and online. Select your movie from any of the ones listed on the Crandell Theatre website, click “Buy Tickets.” enter the information requested, and print out your ticket receipt.  Saving paper? You can also show your ticket receipt to box office staff on your smart phone!  All major credit cards are accepted:  American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.

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Press Release – October 15, 2018

Media Contact: Robyn Coe (818) 287-1237 robynpc@gmail.com FILMCOLUMBIA 2018, OCTOBER 20-28, GOES INTERACTIVE WITH PANEL DISCUSSIONS WITH INDUSTRY INSIDERS AND Q&A’S WITH FILMMAKERS TICKETS TO THE FESTIVAL, WITH MORE THAN 50 WORLD-CLASS FILMS OVER NINE DAYS, ARE ON SALE NOW FOR CRANDELL THEATRE MEMBERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC (Chatham, NY–October 15, 2018)—FilmColumbia 2018, Columbia County’s premier annual cultural event now in its 19th year in Chatham, NY, will offer not only more than 50 acclaimed films—many of which are sure to earn Academy Award nominations next year—but a lively array of panel discussions, Q&As and even a live, mid-festival trivia game for film fans to relish. FilmColumbia 2018 runs from October 20-28 and includes a special benefit tribute to acclaimed actor and Columbia County resident Brian Cox, October 19-20. For the complete lineup and ticket information, go to http://www.filmcolumbia.org/. Several…

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Press Release – October 8, 2018

Media Contact: Robyn Coe (818) 287-1237 robynpc@gmail.com FILMCOLUMBIA 2018, OCTOBER 20-28, WILL OFFER AN ECLECTIC ARRAY OF FEATURES, SHORTS AND DOCUMENTARIES AT MORRIS MEMORIAL, MANY WITH AREA CONNECTIONS, AS WELL AS OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS FOR FILM LOVERS “[R]EVOLUTION IS UNCOMFORTABLE,” A LIVE, MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE FEATURING INTIMATE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PRESSING SOCIAL ISSUES, WILL BE PRESENTED AT PS21 IN CHATHAM ON OCTOBER 21 FESTIVAL TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR CRANDELL THEATRE MEMBERS AND WILL GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC OCTOBER 13 (Chatham, NY–October 8, 2018)—FilmColumbia 2018, Columbia County’s premier annual cultural event marking its 19th year in Chatham, NY, will offer a wide-ranging collection of film screenings, panel discussions, a live multimedia performance—and even a trivia contest—all designed to complement the festival’s outstanding primary schedule of screenings. FilmColumbia 2018 runs from October 20-28, including a special benefit tribute to…

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Press Release – October 1, 2018

Media Contact: Robyn Coe (818) 287-1237 robynpc@gmail.com FILMCOLUMBIA 2018 WILL KICK OFF WITH A MULTI-DAY TRIBUTE TO ACCLAIMED ACTOR BRIAN COX, INCLUDING SCREENINGS OF FOUR OF HIS FILMS, A Q&A SESSION WITH THE ACTOR AND A SPECIAL BENEFIT RECEPTION, OCTOBER 19-20 TICKETS TO THE FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 20-28, AND THE BENEFIT GO ON SALE OCTOBER 6 TO CRANDELL THEATRE MEMBERS AND OCTOBER 13 TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC (Chatham, NY–October 1, 2018)—FilmColumbia 2018, Columbia County’s premier annual cultural event, will kick off its 19th year in Chatham, NY, as it has for the past two years: with a special tribute to an acclaimed artist with ties to the county. This year’s honoree is distinguished actor Brian Cox. The event, benefitting the community programs of the Crandell Theatre, will take place October 19-20, and tickets are on sale now. Four of Cox’s films…

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Press Release – September 24, 2018

Media Contact: Robyn Coe (818) 287-1237 robynpc@gmail.com FILMCOLUMBIA 2018, OCTOBER 20-28, WILL FEATURE A TOTAL OF 50 FILMS FROM ACCLAIMED DIRECTORS STEVE MCQUEEN, FREDERICK WISEMAN AND ORSON WELLES, AMONG OTHERS, AS WELL AS THE WINNER OF THIS YEAR’S PALM D‘OR AT CANNES AND MOVIES CELEBRATED AT THE TORONTO, NEW YORK, VENICE, SUNDANCE AND TRIBECA FILM FESTIVALS FILMCOLUMBIA 2018 WILL HONOR ESTEEMED ACTOR BRIAN COX ON OCTOBER 19-20 WITH FILM SCREENINGS, A Q&A SESSION WITH THE ACTOR AND A SPECIAL BENEFIT RECEPTION TICKETS TO THE FESTIVAL AND THE BENEFIT GO ON SALE OCTOBER 6 TO CRANDELL THEATRE MEMBERS AND OCTOBER 13 TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC (Chatham, NY — September 24, 2018)—FilmColumbia 2018, Columbia County’s premier annual cultural event, will mark its 19th year of “small town, big movies” in Chatham, NY, this October 20-28. The nine-day festival will present 50 world-class…

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Chatham Film Club hires its first director

The Chatham Film Club has an executive director for the first time in its 14-year history. The film club’s board of directors recently hired Annie Brody, an administrator and consultant with experience in nonprofit and small- business program management, marketing, and community service. She lives in Canaan, N,Y. ” The board is very pleased that Annie will be joining us,” says Sandi Knakal, president of the film club. “We were fortunate to have many strong candidates in the community, and she was chosen after an extensive search. We look forward to working with her as we continue to improve and renovate the Crandell Theatre.” Brody brings with her a diverse background. She was vice president of national programs for Earth Force, a nonprofit youth environmental organization, for five years in the 1990s and has most recently served as a consultant…

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