Hours and Ticket Prices

Business office:
Mon. - Fri. 10am - 5pm
Always available by appointment and by phone at 258-0400.

Café open 7 days a week
Sun.  5pm-10pm
Mon.  5pm-10pm
Tues.  5pm-10pm
Wed.  5pm-10pm
Thur.  5pm-10pm
Fri.  5pm-11pm
Sat.  5pm-11pm


L-1 box office opens 30 minutes before showtime.
L 2-5 box office opens 5pm Monday - Friday and 30 minutes before show time Saturday and Sunday.

Ticket Prices:

Evenings $9.00

Mondays: $5.00

Sat/Sun Matinees $7.00

Seniors (65+) $6.00 Children (5-12) $6.00 Students $6.00 (Sunday - Thursday)

Military personnel $6.00 with I.D ( Everyday; no discount on special events and screenings)

Discount Book of 5 $35.00

Groups of 10 or more can make advanced reservations for evening shows at a discounted price. Ticket prices for groups of 10-99 are $7 each, tickets for groups of 100 or more are $6.50 each. To place an order, please call the business office at 585.258.0400.

Advance ticket purchases are available in person only at the box office at the hours listed above. Advance tickets are available starting on Tuesdays for the Friday openings.

Gift Certificates, Books of Tickets, and Discount Coupons are available in the Little Theatre Café or in the Little Theatre Business Office during normal business hours.

Parking and Directions

There are plenty of free or cheap parking options in close proximity to the Little Theatre!

We have  our own parking lot off of Winthrop St, directly behind our historic Theatre 1. We have additional parking further down Winthrop St., on the north side of Hart's Local Grocers. On-street parking is always free after 6pm on weekdays and all day on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday).  
The East End Garage, just a short walk from the Theatre, is $2 on evenings and weekends after 5:30pm.

Since the East End is home to several fine restaurants and the Eastman Theatre, business really heats up during the holidays and on weekends. Be sure to leave yourself enough time to get to the movie!
How to get to the Little:
From East —Take 490 West and exit at Goodman Street. Turn right on Goodman to East Ave. Turn left on East. Theatre is on the right.
From West —Take 490 East, then exit 13 for the Inner Loop. Take the Inner loop to East Ave. exit. Turn right on East Avenue. Theatre is on the right.
The Little Theatre is located at 240 East Avenue.

Board of Trustees & Management





James W. Fulmer, Chair
Norm Silverstein, President (bio)
Cynthia Reddeck-LiDestri, M.D., Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect
Robert A. Healy, Treasurer
Mark Cleary, Secretary



Melisza Campos
Ken Glazer
Gayle Jagel
Sherman Levey
Dawn F. Lipson
Colleen Natarajan
Nannette Nocon
Karin Pecora
Barbara Pierce
Joy Plotnik
Laura Saxby Lynch
Stephen Sloan
David Still
Lois Taubman
Christopher Thomas
Nicole VanGorder-Pratt
Richard Vuillequez
Allen K. Williams
Betsy Wilson


Richard Brush
Catherine Carlson
Suzanne Gouvernet
Mary McCarty
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 Little Theatre Advisory Board (LTAB) is a group of volunteers who help ensure that The Little Theatre Film Society’s mission is maintained and strengthened in that it: continues to present American independent and foreign films for the greater Rochester community; fulfills its mission through hosting a varied slate of art shows, film festivals and series, and music throughout the year; and, provides filmmakers, local musicians, and fine artists a professional space to share their visions with a diverse audience and to discuss their work through educational talkbacks. For more information, e-mail [email protected]


Little Theatre Advisory Board Members

David Long, Chair
Brian Bailey
Nate Brown
Nora Brown
Lynda Garner Goldstein
Anthony Mangione
Karin Pecora
Rita Rudnick
Sharon Stiller
Ian Wilson, MD


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

Staff Listing By Department

Little Theatre Staff Listing

Tariq Beshty 
Theatre Shift Supervisor
(585) 258-0409
[email protected]

Jim Malley
Facilities Manager  
[email protected].org

Bryant Keicher
 Cafe Manager
(585) 258-0413
[email protected] 

Marian Mull
Cafe Crew Chief
(585) 258-0413
[email protected]
Chris Hogan-Roy
Lead Projectionist
(585) 258-0410 
[email protected]
Renee Johnson
Accounting Manager
[email protected]

Brianne Merkel
Artistic Director
(585) 258-0404
[email protected]

Scott Pukos
Public Relations Coordinator
(585) 258-0259
[email protected]
Bernie Rivera
Theatre Shift Supervisor
(585) 258-0409
[email protected]

Jenna Iannucci
Membership Manager
(585) 258-0262
[email protected]

Derek Reis
General Manager/Film Programmer
[email protected]

Zanne Brunner
Little Cafe Art Curator
[email protected]

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: