The Little Theatre
NOTE: PROOF OF VACCINATION and a mask are required to visit The Little: ALL film screenings, concerts, and events in Little 1, Little 2-5, and the Little Cafe.
Please read our updated Covid Safety Policy for FULL DETAILS

IMPORTANT: Starting Monday, August 30, proof of COVID vaccination (along with photo ID) and a mask are REQUIRED to attend any event held in Theatre 1. Please read our updated COVID Safety Guidelines for full detailsand carefully read descriptions on event pages, to understand when you will or will not be asked to show proof of vaccination.

PAST EVENTS

Gremlins – Dec 4

Gremlins – Dec 4

A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Women and the Vote – October 20, 2021

Women and the Vote – October 20, 2021

Filmed on Election Day 2020 in five cemeteries across New York State, WOMEN AND THE VOTE is a mosaic-style documentary on the past 100 years of women’s political equality, the present moment, and the possibilities for the future.

Karen Dalton: In My Own Time – October 21 + 23, 2021

Karen Dalton: In My Own Time – October 21 + 23, 2021

Blues and folk singer Karen Dalton was a prominent figure in 1960s New York. Idolized by Bob Dylan and Nick Cave, Karen discarded the traditional trappings of success and led an unconventional life until her early death. Since most images of Karen have been lost or destroyed, the film uses Karen’s dulcet melodies and interviews with loved ones to build a rich portrait of this singular woman and her hauntingly beautiful voice.

Black Cinema Series: “Return to Goree” – Oct 27

Black Cinema Series: “Return to Goree” – Oct 27

Youssou N'Dour: Return to Gorée Screening and Panel Discussion WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7:00PMLittle Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.) Standard ticket pricesTickets available online in advance, or at the door. PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED TO ATTENDIMPORTANT: Proof of vaccination (along with photo ID) and a mask are REQUIRED to attend this event. Please read our updated COVID Safety Guidelines for full...

Polish Film Festival – Nov 10-14, 2021

Polish Film Festival – Nov 10-14, 2021

The annual, two-part festival presents classic Polish cinema as well as contemporary works produced by the newest generation of the country’s filmmakers. It showcases internationally recognized films that might not otherwise be seen in the area and attracts renowned Polish actors, directors, screenwriters, and critics to Rochester.

Image Out Film Festival 2021

Image Out Film Festival 2021

ImageOut presents LGBT arts and cultural experiences showcasing films, other creative works and artists to promote awareness, foster dialogue and build community.

MLK/FBI

MLK/FBI

MLK/FBI 2020 / 104 minutes / USA / EnglishRated PGThe first film to uncover the extent of the FBI's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, the documentary explores the government's history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of our most cherished ideals. From Emmy Award winning director Sam Pollard...

Rochester Fringe Festival 2021

Rochester Fringe Festival 2021

Friday, September 17 – Saturday, September 25. All RIT @ The Little performances are free to attend. Tickets not available in advance; first-come, first-seated.

Lily Topples the World : September 9 & 11

Lily Topples the World : September 9 & 11

LILY TOPPLES THE WORLD 2021 / 90 minutes / US / Not RatedPROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE THURSDAY, SEPT. 9 SCREENINGIMPORTANT: Proof of vaccination, and a mask are REQUIRED to attend the 9/9 screening in Little Theatre 1. Please read our updated COVID Safety Guidelines for full details.LILY TOPPLES THE WORLD follows 20-year-old sensation Lily Hevesh – the world’s most acclaimed...

ImageOut: “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” – September 14

ImageOut: “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” – September 14

FREE SCREENING! Inspired by true events, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie follows Jamie New (Max Harwood), a teenager from Sheffield, who dreams of life on stage. While his classmates plan their livelihoods after they leave school, Jamie contemplates revealing his secret career ambition to become a fierce and proud drag queen. His best friend Pritti (Lauren Patel) and his loving mum (Sarah Lancashire) shower him with endless support, while local drag legend Miss Loco Chanelle (Richard E. Grant) mentors him…

“Summertime” Screening & Discussion – September 10, 2021

“Summertime” Screening & Discussion – September 10, 2021

"Summertime" Screening and Panel Discussion FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 7:30PMLittle Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.) Standard ticket pricesTickets available online in advance, or at the door. PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED TO ATTENDIMPORTANT: Proof of vaccination (along with photo ID) and a mask are REQUIRED to attend this event. Please read our updated COVID Safety Guidelines for full details.ABOUT THE FILM...

David Byrne’s American Utopia – September 15

David Byrne’s American Utopia – September 15

David Byrne's American Utopia 2020 / 120 minutes / USA / EnglishUnrated (treated as PG-13)Directed by Oscar-winner Spike Lee, DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA is a groundbreaking cinematic event that inspires audiences to connect with each other and with the global community. This filmed version of the electrifying Broadway musical sensation brings Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning musician...

“Blood Conscious” Screening + Q&A – August 20, 2021

“Blood Conscious” Screening + Q&A – August 20, 2021

"Blood Conscious" Screening and Q&A FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 8:00PMLittle Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.) $10  |  Tickets available online in advance, or at the door. IMPORTANT: You must be fully vaccinated to attend this screening. Proof of full Covid vaccination is required to attend this event. You must bring a copy of your vaccination card or the NYS Excelsior Pass — as well as a photo ID — in order...

“Eddie” Screening + Q&A – August 22, 2021

“Eddie” Screening + Q&A – August 22, 2021

"Eddie" Screening and Q&A SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 7:00PMLittle Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.) Online Pre-Sales Have Ended. Tickets Available at the Door, starting at 6:30pm. $12  |  Tickets available online in advance, or at the door."World Premiere" formal wear requested. IMPORTANT: You must be fully vaccinated to attend this screening. Proof of full Covid vaccination is required to attend this...

“A Litany for Survival” Screening + Q&A – August 31, 2021

“A Litany for Survival” Screening + Q&A – August 31, 2021

"A Litany for Survival" Screening, Preview, and Q&A TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 6:30PMLittle Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.) FREE** Day-of tickets at the door will be EXTREMELY limited, and subject to "rush line" rules, dependent upon capacity.We apologize in advance if we are unable to let you in, due to capacity limits. **PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED TO ATTENDIMPORTANT: Proof of vaccination, and a mask...

Mystic Pizza – September 1

Mystic Pizza – September 1

Celebrate the launch of The Little’s Pizza-Popcorn Club with this special one-night screening of the 80s romcom classic! Wednesday, September 1 in Little Theatre 1. Tickets are just $5

Refined Taste: Big Show at The Little – October 2, 2021

Refined Taste: Big Show at The Little – October 2, 2021

Refined Taste:Big Show at The Little SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 7:15pmLittle Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.) Doors: 7:00pmFood: 7:15pmPodcast: 8:00pm ONLINE SALES HAVE ENDED. Tickets available at the door, while supplies last! Tickets: $20 • Includes podcast recording, food from Neno's, and a Little popcorn. PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED TO ATTENDIMPORTANT: Proof of vaccination (along with photo ID) and a...

CatVideoFest – July 23-24, 2021

CatVideoFest – July 23-24, 2021

CatVideoFest 2021 Not Rated/ 2021 / 72 minutes / USACatVideoFest curates a compilation reel of the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. Screening events take place all over the world in a host of venues and raise money for cats in need, often through partnerships with local...

Teen Film Festival – August 5, 2021

Teen Film Festival – August 5, 2021

ROCHESTER TEEN FILM FESTIVAL Thursday, August 5 @ 5:30pmLittle Theatre 1 (240 East Ave) FREE, and open to the public.Film screening, awards ceremony, and reception.WXXI Public Media and The Little Theatre are proud to sponsor the Rochester Teen Film Festival, a collaborative, juried media competition for youth (13-18 years old) in the Rochester region, honoring the work of urban, suburban, and...

A Little Night Music : June 27-July 25

A Little Night Music : June 27-July 25

A Little Night Music Sunday & Wednesday Nights at 6:30pmJune 27 - July 25 Outdoors in the Little 2-5 Parking Lot(8 Winthrop Street) Cafe Open: 5:30pmSeating: approx. 6pm (see Seating Information below)Music: 6:30-8:30pm FREE Live music at The Little continues! Favorite (and soon-to-be-favorite) musicians performing live and outdoors for audiences every Sunday and Wednesday evening, June 27...

A Little Night Music : May 16-June 16

A Little Night Music : May 16-June 16

A Little Night Music Presented by The Little Cafe Sunday & Wednesday Nights at 6:30pmMay 16 - June 16 $5 tickets • Assigned, distanced seating • The Jack Garner Theatre (Little Theater 5) Live music at The Little is back! Favorite (and soon-to-be-favorite) musicians will perform live in the Jack Garner Theatre (Little Theatre 5) for an intimate audience each Sunday and Wednesday evening, May...

Popcorn Pop-up : May 12

Popcorn Pop-up : May 12

POPCORN POP-UP WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 • 5-6PM (EDT)Little 2-5 + Cafe Our May "Popcorn Pop-up" is in celebration of ImageOut's "First Cut" Spring Festival. Pre-order a large popcorn (with or without butter) at shopthelittle.org or come in-person on Wednesday, May 12 and place your order inside at the concession stand (more popcorn sizes and other concession items available in-person). Pre-orders...

2021 Oscar Nominee Discussion

2021 Oscar Nominee Discussion

2021 OSCAR NOMINEES DISCUSSION FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 7PM (EDT)Virtual group discussion on Zoom FREE, but registration is required Join Little Theatre staff members and film writer Adam Lubitow for a laid-back public group discussion of this year's Oscar Nominees: Is Chloé Zhao a lock for Best Director for Nomadland? Will Steven Yeun become the first Asian-American to win "Best Actor" for Minari?...

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