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The Crandell Theatre

The Crandell Theatre is Columbia's County oldest movie theater: it is also, truly, the town's theater.

Built in 1926, it was owned by the Quirino family until Tony Quirino’s death in 2010. The Chatham Film Club purchased the theater assuring that its doors would remain open.

Located on Main Street the statuesque theatre is a highlight of the town, boasts brick and stucco and holds an impressive 534 seats.

The theater has remained mostly unchanged since it first opened, a testament to the love and value it holds in the hearts of the community who work so tirelessly to preserve it.

Converted to digital projection with 3D capability in 2013, the theater shows independent fare, blockbusters, family-friendly, foreign and simulcasts; virtually every film genre is accounted for.

October 22 brings the return of FilmColumbia, a five-day festival featuring film, documentaries, shorts and cinema-related events. Due to the popularity of the festival, it expands into Hudson for its 14th year.