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Our Open Face eatery will open again on Saturday, February 4. Please check here for any other updates regarding the space reopening. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

The Night of the Hunter

Dryden Theatre

Classic True Crime This gorgeously evocative amalgam of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, German Expressionism, and Depression-era drama is a unique masterpiece in the history of cinema. At its core is Robert Mitchum’s terrifying performance as Preacher Harry Powell, a serial killing wolf in sheep’s clothing who relentlessly hounds two young children for the treasure they are hiding.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

La Belle et la Bete

Dryden Theatre

Same Old Story: Beauty and the Beast Noted playwright, artist, and filmmaker Jean Cocteau brings his eclectic vision to the screen in this adaptation of the famed children's fable.

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Thursday, January 5, 2023, 12 a.m.
Thursday, January 5, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Branded to Kill

Dryden Theatre

Movies That Make No Sense: The Cinema of Seijun Suzuki Goro Hanada (Joe Shishido), the third-ranked assassin in Japan, lands in Tokyo with his wife, Mami (Mariko Ogawa). Dodging ambushes on his way to the job he was hired for, he manages to dispatch the fourth-ranked assassin along with many others.

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Friday, January 6, 2023, 12 a.m.

70 Years of Cinemascope

The moviegoing experience changed in 1953 with the release of the first films shot in Cinemascope. Almost doubling the width of the conventional cinema image, filmmakers could now challenge the ubiquity of television with images that far exceeded those audiences could get at home.

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Friday, January 6, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

How to Marry a Millionaire

Dryden Theatre

70 Years of Cinemascope | Marilyn in Technicolor Originally heralded the “Most Glamorous Entertainment of Your Lifetime,” this comedy set in midtown Manhattan was the first film completed in CinemaScope, but became the second released.

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Saturday, January 7, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Beauty and the Beast

Dryden Theatre

Same Old Story: Beauty and the Beast Perhaps the most famous film released by Walt Disney Pictures, this is the one that started it all - the music, the merchandise, the Broadway show. Songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman fill this animated version of the classic fairy tale that bridges the eras of hand-drawn animation and computer-generated graphics.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023, All Day

A Bouquet of Stencil-Colored Films

Multipurpose Hall
This program of four films, screening on a loop during museum hours, feature the early technique of adding color dyes to film known as stencil-color. Stencil-coloring displays the ingenuity that early filmmakers showed in creating a method to add a palette of colors to enhance the spectacle of early movies.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

In Cold Blood

Dryden Theatre

Best Picture Nominees of 1947 Based on Truman Capote’s nonfiction novel, which itself was based on direct reporting of the real-life violent slaughter of a well-to-do Kansas family for the sum of $40, this film was shot in a stark black and white that underscores the dispassion of the killers.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 12 a.m.

Pops at the Movies

There has always been an intimate connection between music and the movies. To underline this, the Dryden Theatre is collaborating with the Rochester Philharmonic and its Pops concerts throughout the winter and spring to bring you themed pairings of films and music that illustrate that connection.

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