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*Theaters and Cafe dining currently closed to the public*

The Little will reopen Friday, April 16

Cafe Music is temporarily suspended until further notice

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Minari and Nomadland Highlight Reopening Weekend

By Scott Pukos

The time to take a Little break has returned. The Little reopens April 16 with Academy Award-nominated "Best Picture" candidates "Nomadland" and "Minari". Tickets will be available online starting Monday, April 12. We encourage people to purchase online to make the overall experience run smoother, but you will be able to buy at the box office as well.

Fill Out The Little's Spring Reopening Survey

Like an unpopped kernel, The Little has not been able to take its full form for the past year. We last screened a movie inside on March 14, 2020, but of course, have been able to offer plenty of virtual films/events, outdoors happenings, private rentals, and more. This is all great, but not the same as The Little flourishing into its true form — the glorious, fluffy, buttery, essential morsel of Rochester's arts scene. What I'm saying in this clearly flawless analogy is that we're aiming to reopen this spring. 

Movies and a Microphone, Episode 38: Last Year Was The Worst, But The Movies Were Good

The Movies and a Microphone gang is back! Scott, Adam, and Jackie discuss their favorite films of 2020, and preview what movies they're most looking forward to in 2021. Tangents happen, and Twister gets a surprising amount of airtime. This is ... "Last Year Was The Worst, But The Movies Were Good: A 2020 Story."

Vintage Little Gear Available at The Little Online Shop

Little Theatre gift certificates, gift membership, vintage t-shirts, winter clothing, tote bags and more are available via The Little’s online shop. Orders can be placed at shopthelittle.org.

One Take Film Festival (OTFF) t-shirts ("Make Docs, Not War" "The Truth Is Out There" "I Can Handle The Truth"), tote bags, enamel pins, insulated tumblers, and water bagsare also now available.

The Little’s Historic Theatre Now Available for Private Screening Rentals

UPDATE: February rentals have SOLD OUT. Stay tuned for a March announcement!

The newly renovated Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.) will be available for private movie screenings, for one to six people of the same household. The starting price is $200 per reservation. Little Members will recieve a $50 discount. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Little has not screened a film publicly in its theaters since March 14, 2020.

Curbside Concessions and the Popcorn Pop-up Dec. 18 and 20


Quench those Little cravings. Curbside Concessions and the Popcorn Pop-up return 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 20. Little Popcorn, nanaimo bars (pictured), along with holiday cookies, Rohrbach beer, cider, plus other boozy treats are available for pre-order at shopthelittle.org. Pre-orders end at 5 p.m. both days, but we'll accept in-person orders as well.


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