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Humans of The Little: Dorothy, The Popcorn Machine

By Scott Pukos
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It was my first week at The Little when I discovered the popcorn machine has a name.

Of course it made sense that the employee who provided us with our gloriously salty, buttery super snack would have not just a name, but an entire origin story. Needless to say, this new information intrigued me.

"So, what's the name?" I asked excitedly (and probably as I shoveled a handful of popcorn into my word hole).

"She's Dorothy."

Important: Changes With The Little Business Office

As many of you know, the next phase of The Little's historic theater 1 restoration is officially underway. These renovations are throughout the entire building, including the business office. As a result, The Little Business Office will be closed Tuesday, June 25. It will be back open Wednesday, June 26 at our Winthrop Street entrance (the main entrance near our parking lot where The Little Cafe, along with theaters 2-5 are located).

The Tomorrow Man, Partially Filmed in Rochester, Opens + New Earlier Friday Showtimes

By Scott Pukos
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Tomorrow has arrived.

But first, some important matinee news: As I mentioned in The Little e-newsletter, we're opening early this Friday (and if you all love it, every Friday). Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. June 7, and the first film will screen at 3 p.m. (we're blasting off with Rocketman as the first 3 p.m. Friday flick). 

Movies and a Microphone, Episode 32: One Take Film Festival 2019 Preview

Sit back, chug some truth serum latte, and listen to this preview of the 2019 One Take Film Festival, Rochester's celebration of documentaries. Music via Guy Higgins.

The guests:
Linda Moroney, One Take Film Festival Director
Bri Merkel, Artistic Director for the Little Theatre and One Take Film Festival 
Scott Pukos, Movies and a Microphone host, fan of kittens


One Take Film Festival, Year Three: April 25-28, 2019

Download a PDF of the OTFF 'Quick Take' lineup

Nothing but the truth. That’s the theme for year three of the One Take Film Festival (OTFF). The celebration of documentary film takes place Thursday, April 25 to Sunday, April 28 at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue). The festival will also include screenings at the Dryden Theatre (900 East Avenue) and Eastman School of Music (26 Gibbs Street).


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