Museums and other local cultural resources
"The Rochester Contemporary (formerly the Pyramid Arts Center) is a non-profit arts organization serving the culturally and artistically diverse audiences of Western New York State. Since 1977, the Rochester Contemporary (RoCo) has encouraged the redefinition of contemporary art in upstate New York through its gallery and satellite exhibitions, educational programs, film and lecture series, performance art, and various multi-media initiatives."
The Rochester/Finger Lakes Film & Video Office, Inc.
A non-profit organization funded by the County of Monroe operating as an independent entity under the umbrella of the Greater Rochester Visitor's Association
Visual Studies Workshop
"The Visual Studies Workshop is an internationally recognized center for media studies, including photography, visual books, digital imaging, film and video. We serve visual artists and the general public with diversified programming in education and exhibitions. VSW's Siskind Gallery, The Collector's Gallery and Bookstore are open at various time throughout the year. Afterimage, the journal of media arts and cultural criticism, is published by VSW, as well as an extensive series of artists' books. Artist residencies, access programs, and internships make the facilities available for the production of artworks and for scholarly research in VSW's extensive archives and library."
High Falls Film Festival
An annual international film festival showcasing work by women in film and video working in all positions in the film production process
Rochester International Film Festival (Movies on a Shoestring)
The longest-running independent film festival in the United States, held annually at the GEH Dryden Theater. "Movies on a Shoestring was founded in 1959 by a group of Rochester-area movie enthusiasts to provide a venue for independent filmmakers to present their cinematic creations."
The Rochester Jewish Film Festival
This festival is the "largest Jewish cultural event in western New York. The Festival screens more than 25 films of Jewish interest at both the historic Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House, and The Little Theatre in the heart of Rochester's cultural district."
The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival (ImageOut)
"The mission of ImageOut is to inform, entertain, educate, and enrich the Greater Rochester and Western New York community through the exhibition of multi-racial and multi-cultural films and videos, and through various artistic and educational programs by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. International in scope, ImageOut fosters connections among people from all racial, religious, gender, sexual, ability, economic, class, age and ethnic groups, and serves as a major thread in the progressive art and cultural fabric of the region. ImageOut is dedicated to supporting the distribution and exhibition of LGBT multi-media art forms, and the compensation for and recognition of the creative work of these artists and arts professionals by deepening the appreciation of their work.
Movie Theaters and Movie Listings
(see George Eastman House, above)
The Little Theater
"The Little Theater Film Society provides a unique environment for the presentation of American independent and foreign films, visual arts and music for the greater Rochester community."
"Rochester's oldest neighborhood theater." Established in 1914, it is "one of the oldest continuously running movie theaters in the United States, if not the oldest." Daily p.m. double features for $3 (students), $3 matinees on weekends.
Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Tinseltown
2291 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY
Movies 10 (Cinemark)
2609 West Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 14623
Recording: 585-292-5840 Office: 585-292-0303
All admissions $1.75
Fri/Sat evening after 6pm $2.00
Tuesdays Discount All Day $1.00
Mondays for Groups of 3+ $0.50
Pittsford Cinema 9
Locally owned, independent theater. Offers $1 discount for students (except matinees). Matinees $5.50.
3349 Monroe Ave, Pittsford, NY 14534
Features a 65 foot dome theater and CineMagic 870 screen, located at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Theatre shows and special movies daily (hours vary).
Rochester online movie groups
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