The Little’s 93rd Birthday Party!



3:00pm & 6:00pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)

Doors: 2:00pm
Screening: 3:00pm

Doors: 5:00pm
Seating: 5:40pm
Screening: 6:00pm

Admission is free, but we kindly request you RSVP! Either fill out the short form at the link above, or call the Little Business Office at 585-258-0400 x0.

FREE screening of The Majestic    FREE birthday cake!    FREE popcorn!  •  Exclusive to Little Members!


Little Members are invited to join us to celebrate The Little’s 93rd birthday on Monday, October 17 with a free screening of The Majestic, free birthday cake, and free popcorn! Choose either showtime (3pm or 6pm) and come celebrate 93 years of loving movies, music, art, and culture in Rochester with us!

To RSVP: simply fill out the form at the RSVP link above. Show up on Monday October 17 for the screening you’ve selected! (Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime.) We’ll have a printed list of RSVPs to check you in; proof of email confirmation not required.


Director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) puts forth a sweet, Capra-esque romantic drama. Steeped in nostalgic Americana, a blacklisted Hollywood writer loses his memory and helps a small town heal their wounds as they re-open their dormant movie theatre, The Majestic. Starring Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, and Laurie Holden.

In Roger Ebert’s review from 2001, he gave the film 3.5 out of 4 stars, and wrote It is set in the early 1950s, but the parallels with today are unmistakable and frightening. […] In an age of Rambo patriotism, it is good to be reminded of Capra patriotism—to remember that America is not just about fighting and winning, but about defending our freedoms. If we defeat the enemy at the cost of our own principles, who has won?”

Overshadowed on its release by the 3-punch competition of The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Ocean’s Eleven, The Majestic is achingly sincere, wearing its heart on its sleeve, and satisfying in its classic Hollywood structure. Plus it features an excellent soundtrack of big band, blues, and jazz classics, and involves a town’s love for their movie theatre. What’s a better way to celebrate a cinematic birthday than that? —Matt DeTurck

2 hr 32 mins | Drama/Romance | 2001 | USA | English
Rated PG