The Little Theatre is the premier cultural center for the presentation of American independent and foreign films — as well as music and visual arts — for the greater Rochester community.

Prices  •  Hours  •  Parking  •  Employment

Contact Us

240 East Ave, Rochester NY 14604    (585) 258-0400

General Admission

Evening: $11

Matinee: $9

Senior: $7

Student: $7

Military: $7

Mondays: $8

Member Prices

Evening: $7

Matinee: $6

Senior: $5

Student: $6


Holiday Hours

Independence Day – Thurs, July 4
Theatres/Movies – Open
Little Café – Closed
Little Business Office – Closed

Friday, July 5
Theatres/Movies – Open
Little Café – Open
Little Business Office – Closed

Please Note: The Box Office opens 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day. Check showtimes for up-to-date details, posted weekly.
Little Theater 1

Little Theatre 1

240 East Ave.

Open throughout the week for select screenings, events, and private bookings. Check our event listings for details.

L2-5 and Cafe

Little Theatres 2-5

approx. 8 Winthrop Street

Friday: 2:30pm-8pm
Saturday: 11am-8pm
Sunday: 11am-8pm
Monday: 5pm-8pm
Tuesday: Theatre closed
Wednesday: 5pm-8pm
Thursday: 5pm-8pm

Please Note: The Box Office opens 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day, and that may be later than the lobby times listed here. Check ticketing information for up-to-date showtimes.

cafe entrance

Little Café

approx. 8 Winthrop Street

Friday: 5pm-9:30pm
Saturday: 5pm-9:30pm
Sunday: 5pm-9:30pm
Monday: 5pm-9:30pm
Tuesday: Cafe Closed
Wednesday: 5pm-9:30pm
Thursday: 5pm-9:30pm

Little Business Office

Little Business Office

240 East Ave.

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm

The office is located directly to the right of Theatre 1, through the door and up a flight of stairs.

For handicapped accessibility, please call (585) 258-0400 and we can provide access to the elevator.


The East End is home to active businesses, restaurants, and the Eastman Theatre, so be sure to leave yourself enough time to park and get to your movie!

  • We have our own parking lot off of Winthrop Street, directly behind our historic Theatre 1.
  • We have additional parking further down Winthrop Street, in the lot between RDG and Redd Rochester.
  • On-street parking is available nearby on Winthrop Street, East Ave, Union Street, Pitkin Street, and Charlotte Street, to name a few. Street parking is free after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and free all day on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Additionally, the East End Garage is just a short walk from the Theatre.
  • Accessible parking information is listed on our Accessibility page.


The Little Theatre Film Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and your membership is tax-deductable to the fullest extent allowed by law. We are required to file IRS Form 990.

The Little & WXXI Public Broadcasting

In January 2012, The Little took an innovative step toward sustainability by entering into a parent-subsidiary relationship with WXXI Public Broadcasting. Because of this merger, we can be assured that as the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods continue to change and grow, the Little will continue to be a bright spot in the neighborhood.


We acknowledge with respect the Seneca Nation, known as “People of the Great Hill” and “Keepers of the Western Door” of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. We take this opportunity to thank the people on whose ancestral lands the Little Theatre currently occupies and pay respects to their elders past and present.



All job openings are posted at

Rolling applications are accepted for the following positions:

Concessions Associate

Cafe Attendant


We are currently not accepting new volunteer applications at this time, but hope to re-open our volunteer program soon!

Donation Request

The Little Theatre is proud to support charitable fundraisers for fellow arts, cultural, community, and educational nonprofit organizations in the Greater Rochester area. Please refer to the guidelines in our Donation Policy prior to submitting a Donation Request.