Upstate Films

132 Tinker Street,
Woodstock, NY 12498

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settimio613 on August 14, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Did you know[very doubtful!] that Jimi Hendrix played here on 8.10.1969. He rented a house up the road where he rehearsed and he played here that night!! I am listening to it now,,,,,,just got the recording. It sounds like Jimi Hendrix with a Jazz ensemble!

Ciao,,,,,,Roberto “Capo di Capo” Keep Lighting Up The Darkness"

Valley Forge, Pa.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 1, 2011 at 9:02 am

Name still needs to be changed

UnknownCinemaDude on March 4, 2009 at 10:00 pm

i seen the pictures and videos, of the tinker street cinema , i want to say to the owner thats a cute little cinema , thanks for posting the videos and letting us all look at your theatre .

rjm32 on January 5, 2009 at 3:49 pm

My parents, Bill (designer) and Hilde (architect/civil engineer) Militello, purchased the Methodist Church in 1967 and created the Tinker Street Cinema. My father, a dedicated theater organ enthusiast, installed an Austin three-manual, fifteen rank theater organ complete with toy counter, chimes, drums, and marimba. The organ was purchased from the Paramount Theater in New Jersey. An article in The Woodstock Week (vol 3, no. 16, April 20, 1967) gives further details about the origin of the Tinker Street Cinema. I’ll ask the Woodstock Historical Society if the article can be made available online.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 1, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Great observation.

kencmcintyre on January 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I think we have a lot more churches that used to be theaters than the converse.

kencmcintyre on January 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Here is a June 2004 photo from Michael Moore’s website:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 11, 2008 at 7:47 pm

The theater organ list has no listing for Woodstock, NY. Neither a theater or a church. The only listing for Woodstock is the Miller Theater in Woodstock, Illinois.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 11, 2008 at 6:50 pm

Thanks for watching all 20 parts Bob. I only had the patience to sit through the first one. Thats why I missed the seat count. :)

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on February 11, 2008 at 6:41 pm

The video is not really so brief it has 20 parts to it. In the third part she mentions that the theater has 160 seats. The 20 sections would be good for someone to watch who knows nothing about the movie theater business or anyone who is thinking of going into the movie theater business.

I wonder what kind of organ the church had?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 11, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Here is a brief video about the Tinker Street Cinema. Too bad she doesn’t give the seat count.