Crandell Theatre

46-48 Main Street,
Chatham, NY 12037

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gd14lawn
gd14lawn on September 12, 2011 at 7:03 am

I made my first visit to the Crandell last night. The staff were very friendly and the theatre was a treat. It is in fairly good condition and the non-profit which is running it seems excited to improve it.

The screen appears new and the projection was sharp. The seats on the main floor have been replaced as some point and the balcony seats are original. The balcony was closed when I was there.

I’m terrible with names but I spoke to the person in the box office (Stan, I think) who was kind enough to show me the balcony and the projection booth.

ivanmlincoln
ivanmlincoln on June 19, 2010 at 2:12 am

The Crandell Theatre’s web site (click on the Web address at the top of this page), includes a short YouTube video about the theater, including some interior shots.
Looks like a nifty old theater that is still in good shape — a real rarity these days.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on June 13, 2010 at 6:01 pm

The theater has been closed since January, 2010, but will reopen under the ownership of the Chatham Film Club, not-for-profit group: View link

MPol
MPol on February 17, 2009 at 5:17 pm

The Crandell Theatre looks like the type of theatre where “Pretty in Pink” would be shown, doesn’t it?

MPol
MPol on February 17, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Thanks, Lost Memory. The Crandell Theatre’s marquee looks kind of like an old-fashioned, but fun-looking marquee. Very cheerful.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on February 17, 2009 at 2:07 pm

“Lost Memory” is always all too happy to share other people'a photos, usually without asking their permission. I doubt if he’ll “find” anymore until some other person adds them to an internet scrapbook.

SchineHistorian
SchineHistorian on February 17, 2009 at 3:35 am

Well it certainly is PINK! Thanks so much for sharing.

SchineHistorian
SchineHistorian on February 16, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Oh very cute! Thanks LM – i’d love to see one of the interior if anyone has one.

SchineHistorian
SchineHistorian on February 16, 2009 at 11:09 pm

The two links posted by Lost Memory go to a “private” page. Does anyone have current interior and exterior photos of this theater? THS is looking at a possible future conclave in the Albany/Berkshire area and i’d like to know if this theater merits a stop.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on February 1, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Thanks to Steven Katten for forwarding this news article: View link

katten41
katten41 on July 18, 2007 at 6:14 pm

The theater is also home to the annual film festival, FilmColumbia, which attracts an ever growing number of grade A movies and documentaries.

http://filmcolumbia.com/

And to the Columbia County Film Club, which hosts monthly screenings of non-mainstream movies.

http://www.thechathamfilmclub.com/

katten41
katten41 on July 18, 2007 at 6:11 pm

Current admission price: $4 for adults, less for kids.

The theater is owned by Quirino family, who have owned and operated it for nearly 50 years. They take the tickets, sell the candy, and project the films.

And now, thanks to the generosity of two local residents, there’s another reason to love the Crandell: a new $30,000, state-of-the-art sound system.

The idea for this gift came about during a dinner conversation one evening between Frank Viggiano, of Chatham-based Viggiano Associates, specializing in high-end consumer electronics, and Gina Harman, part-time Chatham area resident and president of the consumer division of Harman International, the audio and electronics company started by her father.

sailin2thesunset
sailin2thesunset on July 29, 2005 at 7:56 pm

One of my favorite theatres on earth. I’ve been going there for over thirty years, and still go whenever I’m upstate, though I’ve lived in NC for twenty of those years. Incredibly reasonable prices, both ticket and concession, and a true movie theater experience, especially the lavoratories ;). If you haven’t been, go!

sailin2thesunset
sailin2thesunset on July 29, 2005 at 7:51 pm

One of my favorite theatres on earth. I’ve been going there for over thirty years, and still go whenever I’m upstate, though I’ve lived in NC for twenty of those years. Incredibly reasonable prices, both ticket and concession, and a true movie theater experience, especially the lavoratories ;). If you haven’t been, go!

Emillian
Emillian on May 26, 2004 at 7:48 pm

I heart the Crandell theater! It is sooooo kewl and such a good value. And not to mention, the popcorn is incredible!