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Planning a visit? Masks encouraged for museum visitors. Advance tickets recommended for nonmembers; click here to purchase tickets for future dates. 

Health & Safety at the Dryden Theatre

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Questions? Please contact the box office at (585) 327-4839.

Contents:
Vaccinations, Masks & Health
Ticketing
Additional Information
Accessibility
Frequently Asked Questions

 

Masks & Health

  • For the Dryden Theatre: Masks are strongly encouraged, however, no longer required for film screenings in the Dryden Theatre.
    • Please note: Festival and partner screenings may have different guidelines; please see the individual listing for details.
    • By purchasing a ticket, you are affirming that on the day of your visit you will do a self-health check, confirming that you are not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • For the Eastman Museum: Masks are strongly encouraged. Learn more about the health & safety at the museum here: Health & Safety at the Eastman Museum.

Mask & Health FAQ

Ticketing

  • We strongly suggest that patrons purchase their tickets in advance. 
    • Members, nonmembers, and Take-10 passholders may purchase/reserve tickets online here.
  • Pricing:
    • General Admission: $11
    • Museum Members: $7
    • Students and Children: $5
    • Free to SNAP/EBT cardholders and their families and to active-duty military and their families
  • Members and students will be asked to show member card or ID when they present their ticket.

Ticketing FAQ

Additional Information

  • Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are provided for visitor use throughout the lobby.
  • Introductions to films will take place as usual. 
  • Open Face at the Eastman Museum and Museum Shop close at 5 p.m. and therefore will not be open before Dryden Theatre film screenings.

Accessibility

  • The Dryden Theatre can accommodate two patrons in wheelchairs at this time.
  • A hearing loop is available.
    • The patron must leave their ID in exchange for use of the hearing loop. 
    • These aids will be sanitized after each use. 
  • The accessible entrance to the Dryden Theatre is through the Eastman Museum’s main entrance at the Thomas Tischer Visitor Center, next to the Dryden Theatre main entrance.
  • For more information visit eastman.org/accessibility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mask & Health FAQ

  • What proof of vaccination do I need?
    • Proof of vaccination is no longer required for the Dryden Theatre.
  • Will you require masks for fully vaccinated visitors? 
    • No. Masks are strongly encouraged but not required for screenings in the Dryden Theatre.

Ticketing FAQ

  • When should I purchase my ticket?
    • We strongly suggest that patrons purchase their tickets in advance. 
      • Members, nonmembers, and Take-10 passholders may purchase/reserve tickets online here.
    • Advance tickets can be purchased online up until showtime, pending availability.
  • Do museum members need to reserve tickets in advance?
    • Members are encouraged to purchase a ticket for a film screening in advance.
  • Can I purchase tickets in person? 
    • Yes, you may purchase tickets on-site. If available, tickets can be purchased at the box office before a screening.
  • Will you accept cash? 
    • Yes, we will accept all forms of payment.
  • How do I use my Take-10 or free guest passes to the Dryden?
    • If you have a Take-10, you can still reserve your ticket online and select the Take-10 pass option. When you check in at the theater, present your Take-10 along with your tickets.  
    • If you have a pass, you may request a ticket onsite at the time of the screening. You will be asked to present your pass at the box office.
  • What if I typically receive free admission to screenings?
    • If you are active-duty military, a SNAP/EBT card holder, or a George Eastman Society member, you may request a ticket onsite at the time of the screening. You will be asked to present your ID or George Eastman Society member card. 
  • Do I get to select my seats in advance? 
    • No. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Amenities & Other FAQ

  • Is food or drink allowed in the theater?
    • No; We do not have concessions and do not allow food and drinks inside the theater. 
  • Will your eatery and store be open before or after films?
    • No; Open Face at the Eastman Museum and the Museum Shop are open during regular museum hours and close at 5 p.m. They will not be open prior to film screenings.