*Theaters and Cafe dining currently closed to the public*

The Little will reopen Friday, April 16

Cafe Music is temporarily suspended until further notice

Read reopening detailsThank you for you support and patience! Stream movies in The Virtual Little, and consider becoming a member or donating to help us survive!




Hours and Ticket Prices

Business office:
Mon. - Fri. 10am-4pm
Always available by appointment and by phone at 258-0400.

Theatre & Café Hours

Sun.  11am-5pm
Mon.  Closed
Tues.  Closed
Wed.  Closed
Thur.  Closed
Fri.  11am-8pm
Sat.  11am-8pm

Ticket Prices:

Evenings $11.00

Sat/Sun Matinees $9.00

Seniors (65+) $7.00 

Students $7.00 (Sunday - Thursday)

Military personnel $7.00 with I.D 

Gift Certificates and Books of Tickets are available here!


The Little Theatre is located at:

240 East Avenue
Rochester NY 14604

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 Hart’s 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 all day on Saturday and Sunday.
-Additionally, the East End Garage is just a short walk from the Theatre.

Board of Trustees & Management




Robert A. Healy, Chair
Norm Silverstein, President (bio)
David Still, Vice Chair and Chair Elect
Stephen Sloan, Treasurer
Betsy Wilson, Secretary



Sonya Allen
Daan Braveman
Ajamu Kitwana
Maureen Lally
André Lindsay
Ardis Mangione-Lindley
Colleen Natarajan
Nannette Nocon
Joy Plotnik
Sandeep Mannava, MD
John Richardson
Zena Shuber
David Tang
Nicole VanGorder


Richard Brush   
Catherine Carlson*
Jack Garner*
Jane Glazer*     
Larry Glazer*
Suzanne Gouvernet
Dr. Dawn Lipson       
Mary Soons McCarty*
Robert W. McKnight*   
Robert C. Stevens*
Betty Strasenburgh        




In compliance with Section 396(k) of the Communications Act, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council maintains an open meeting policy. The public is welcome at all meetings, unless the meeting goes into executive session(closed) as provided for in the Act.

Meeting Schedules



The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a group of volunteers that helps WXXI and The Little fulfill its mission to engage the community with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse issues. The CAB helps WXXI staff and management evaluate how programs and content serve the needs and interests of our community. The CAB meets three times a year and participates in station events.

Community Advisory Board Members

David Long, Chair
Christine Adamo
Nora Brown
Curtis Carter
Elaine Miller
Dee Mosteller
Jennifer Muniga
Gloria Read
BJ Scanlon
Henry Simon
Marc Smith
Noël Vaché
Miriam Zinter

Meeting Schedules


Norm Silverstein

Susan Rogers
Executive Vice President & General Manager

Laura Garrison
Vice President, Development

Jon Haliniak
Director of Creative Services

Kathy Reed
Assistant Vice President, Major & Planned Giving

Derek Reis
Little General Manager & Film Programmer

Lance Thomas
Chief Financial Officer

Alison Zero Jones
Director of Sales & Marketing

Tashanda Thomas
Chief Human Resources Officer

David Lot
Vice President, Technology & Operations

Todd McCammon
Vice President, Television

Staff Listing By Department

Little Theatre Staff Listing

Jim Malley
Facilities Manager

Bryant Keicher
Cafe Manager
(585) 258-0413

Marian Mull
Theatre Shift Supervisor
(585) 258-0413

Chris Hogan-Roy
Lead Projectionist
(585) 258-0410

Matt DeTurck
Events and Special Programming Coordinator
(585) 258-0404

Scott Pukos
Public Relations Coordinator
(585) 258-0259

Lisa Bloom
Office Manager/Interim Membership Manager
(585) 258-0262

Derek Reis
General Manager/Film Programmer

Zanne Brunner
Little Cafe Art Curator

The Little & WXXI Public Broadcasting

In January 2012, the Theatre took 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.  Learn more here: