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Dryden Kids film series FREE for children

Family-focused series at Dryden Theatre aimed at fostering love of the movies

Rochester, N.Y. July 30, 2015—George Eastman House recently announced that all Dryden Kids film screenings will now be FREE for attendees 17 years old and younger. In keeping with its mission to promote the art and history of cinema, the Dryden Theatre is encouraging younger audiences to see films on the big screen in their original formats, as they were intended to be. 

Next month, the Dryden Kids series continues with The Secret Garden (Fred M. Wilcox, 1949, 92 min.) on Sunday, August 9 and The Secret Garden (Agnieszka Holland, 1993, 101 min.) on Sunday, August 23. The films are being screened as a complement to the museum’s photography exhibition In the Garden, and are both perfect for building compassion and understanding in the young mind. Both films will begin at 2 p.m.

This fall, Dryden Kids screenings include the classic Mary Poppins (Robert Stevenson, 1964, 139 min.) on Sunday, September 6, and a special Halloween screening of the Roald Dahl adaptation The Witches (Nicolas Roeg, 1990, 91 min.) on Sunday, October 25.

“Our goal is to share the beauty of cinema with people of all ages, and what better place to do that than on the big screen at the Dryden Theatre?” said Jurij Meden, curator of film exhibitions, George Eastman House. “Film is such a beautiful art form, and educating young minds on the history of film by using 35mm prints, projected on the big screen, is an experience unlike any other, and can be found right here at George Eastman House.”

Dryden Kids ticket information

- Adults: $8
- Eastman House members: $6
- Students: $4
- 17 and under: Free

All tickets can be purchased at the Dryden Theatre box office. More information at dryden.eastmanhouse.org