The great old movie houses of the past have largely been carved up, torn down, or turned into something completely different. In 2001, the Pelham Picture House, which had been continuously operating as a movie theater since 1921, was set to be demolished and replaced by a retail bank.
A group of citizens established the nonprofit organization, Pelham Picture House Preservation, to purchase and preserve the theater. Today that nonprofit is The Picture House Regional Film Center. Having preserved and restored one of the few surviving—and still operating— single-screen theaters, we work to ensure that The Picture House will continue to entertain audiences for generations to come.
The Picture House offers weeklong theatrical runs of popular, independent, art house and classic films, in addition to curated series, retrospectives, sneak previews and other special events. Many of these special events feature visits from industry insiders—stars, producers, directors, designers, and others who give an inside view of the magic of the movies.
Our mission is to create a shared community experience for diverse audiences through film, education programing and unique cultural offerings. Our historically preserved and restored theatre offers a unique gathering place dedicated to entertaining, enriching, and inspiring a sense of wonder for all ages.