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Dryden Theatre

900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2219
+1 585-327-4800
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Why Don't I Come Here More Often?

I forgot what a great place this is to see a movie. It has been so long! They have a very diverse... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Rochester, NY
Silent Movie Tuesday! Fantastic!

We went for silent movie Tuesday, which was "The Little American" in our case. For an $8 ticket we... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Gordon S
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The George Eastman Museum's exhibition space for showcasing its unparalleled collection of motion pictures as well as films from around the world.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“classic films” (3 reviews)
“movie begins” (2 reviews)
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900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2219
+1 585-327-4800
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I forgot what a great place this is to see a movie. It has been so long! They have a very diverse ever changing program of films from their archives. We went on a Saturday night when they were playing an Hitchcock film. A professor...More

Thank Fondue4two
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We went for silent movie Tuesday, which was "The Little American" in our case. For an $8 ticket we got: 1. A fun and fascinating 15-minute introduction lecture that really put this 1917 film in perspective. 2. An authentic and excellently preserved movie 3. A...More

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Dryden has a Google schedule of movies that you will not see anywhere else. Check the schedule and come if you can. Even if you can't see a movie you should visit the Eastman House and discover how Rochester's best patron and inventor lived and...More

Thank Charles R
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Dryden Theatre, located at the George Eastman Museum, in Rochester, New York, is the main venue for viewing the museums extensive collection of motion pictures including restored films from the museum's collection, classic films, new independent films and foreign films. The theater, which opened...More

1  Thank NYstatevisitor
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Seeing the original King Kong on a big screen with a velvet curtain and then having Faye Wray sit on stage, holding a cigarette, telling Hollywood tales no-holds-barred. My first visit to the Dryden in late 90's(?) That's the Dryden. Real films and often real...More

Thank Dottie53
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Recently saw Capote (again) as part of their series honoring the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman. I had not been to the Dryden since its recent restoration, and was impressed with the results. Vibrant wood and colors packed into an intimate theater experience. The sound...More

Thank Jonnyboy313
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Living here we do not realize what a treasure we have in the Dryden. The price is right, the movies are well chosen and the talk before the movie is always interesting. Food in the lithe restaurant is delicious and reasonably priced and eating before...More

1  Thank whalley54
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This theater is an experience. There is an introduction to the film by a scholar on that particular genre, usually an intellectual audience, and you come away with a much greater appreciation of film and the moving image than you did when you arrived. The...More

Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

This is a place to watch cinema as an art form rather than mere entertainment. This is not to say the movies they play are not entertaining, rather that they provide more than just that. The theater itself is a treat: located in Eastman House,...More

Thank BeLaZe
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Plays off the wall movies that have been around for a while. I enjoyed the showing of one of my favorite old movies "Back to School". Definitely read up on the movies being shown before you decide to go though, they are not always hits.

Thank Pbelluccio
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