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“Films of Yesteryear”
Review of Dryden Theatre

Dryden Theatre
Ranked #45 of 143 things to do in Rochester
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Owner description: The George Eastman Museum's exhibition space for showcasing its unparalleled collection of motion pictures as well as films from around the world.
Rochester
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Films of Yesteryear”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This theater was recently renovated. It offers comfortable seating and an excellent view of the screen.
If you enjoy films from days gone by, this is the place for you! check online for an up to date schedule.

Visited June 2013
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Stoney Creek, Ontario
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Three nights of great films!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I purchased tickets in advance (at will call) for the three nights that we were vacationing in Rochester: The White Hell of Pitz Palu, Elmer Gantry, and X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes.
Each film was presented with a short lecture by the Theatre Manager or the Film Curator, featuring the history, including restoration of the film and the equipment which is used to project it. And each day the theatre staff changes the upcoming vintage movie posters.
The people that work at the theatre/museum take great care in curating the films, presenting the films, and preserving the theatre and projection equipment.
The theatre was definitely a highlight of our trip to Rochester.
Note: there is a cafe at the theatre, opened until 8:00 pm, but food is not permitted inside the theatre.

Visited October 2013
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Rochester
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Sit where George Eastman sat, at George's house”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

A neat little theater, now with comfortable seating, a balcony, what a great place to see a film, and when you are done, plan a trip through the photography museum and Mr. Eastman's home.

Visited June 2013
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Rochester, New York
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect for Cinema Addicts”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This beautiful theater, part of the George Eastman mansion, shows only movies with history and meaning. The "season" often features films of a certain genre, usually with a lecturer after the showing. the films are generally of historical import; not currently popular. The theater is comfortable, with an attached restaurant for ice cream, soup, and light fare. The bookstore has every book on cinema one could want.
Annually, a cinema star is honored, and the gala around his or her visit is not to be missed. They truly are honored because the Dryden is a big deal in movie land, and we in Rochester, are honored to have it here.

Visited September 2012
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Rochester, New York
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Enthralling place to see films”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Dryden Theater is a gem on East Avenue, both part of the George Eastman House and Museum and its own separate venue. This is the place to see classic film on the big screen. I love the silent movie nights especially those with live piano. The pre-screening talks are wonderfully informative. I recently enjoyed Loretta Young and Spencer Tracy in Man's Castle. What a glimpse of a by-gone era.

Visited July 2013
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