Time Marches On
We are turning the corner into March 2021 – a truly momentous month for The Picture House.
Two huge milestones are on the road ahead – the beginning of our Centennial Celebrations… and the reopening of the theater after 51 weeks of idle projectors and unlit screens!
Our Centennial begins at the tail end of a pandemic of unimaginable proportion. The parallel to 100 years ago cannot be ignored. Built just after the influenza epidemic of 1918, The Picture House in its earliest days began the work we still pursue today: bringing our communities together, through film, ideas, and entertainment, to build back stronger.
From the very beginning, you — members of the Picture House Community from all over Westchester and beyond — reached out to encourage us, support us, and tell us that we were helping. That it was important to you that we continue.
And so we did. Thanks to your support we will open on March 5th with Disney’s new animated film Raya and the Last Dragon – an empowering movie for Women’s History Month! Oscar-nominated films will follow, leading up to the biggest night of the film year, the Academy Awards on April 25th.
And on the way to the Oscars, we’ll begin kick off a year of Centennial Celebrations with Marquee Night 2021, a virtual celebration honoring our critic-in residence, Marshall Fine; the incomparable Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award winning actress/singer/songwriter Cynthia Erivo; the director of Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Programs, N. Bird Runningwater; and community heroes Missy and James Palmisciano. SAVE THE DATE: Marquee Night is Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at 6:00 pm. See you there!