In addition to a hit parade of regularly-scheduled films, we hold special series and screenings every month of the year. These series often present sharp educational elements through documentaries, talkbacks with filmmakers and stars, café meet and greets, or all of the above. These series help us include members of the community who might otherwise miss out.
The Little Theatre has always welcomed the strange, the offbeat, and, as they say in Italy, the mondo. With that in mind, it is taking further ownership of that identity with MONDO MOVIES.
On select Fridays at 10 p.m., The Little is hosting $5 screenings of cult films that fans rarely get to see on a silver screen.
This series creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment. This program is a national program run by several individual not-for-profit theater’s across the United States. Post film discussions are created in partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology.
The MVP Healthy Living series is a collaboration between the Little Theatre, WXXI and MVP Health care. The screenings in this series highlight the physical, mental and emotional benefits of making healthy choices in life, as well as instructing what those choices look like. The stories presented on the screen lead in to post-film discussions with local health experts, during which the audience is encouraged to participate by asking questions and sharing experiences from their own lives.
National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of Phèdre with Helen Mirren. We've since broadcast more than twenty other productions live from the National Theatre, and on occasion other theatres in the UK. Since 2010 National Theatre Live has been proudly supported by Aviva.
RIT Faculty Speaker Film Series, a partnership between the Little Theatres School of Film and Animation continues in 2015. Tickets for the screenings are $5 as part of the Little's $5 Mondays.
The RIT Faculty Speaker Film Series discussions are structured so both casual viewers and film enthusiasts have the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn more about the films in the series. The goal is to gain a better understanding of films - with behind-the-scenes stories and experiences or general analysis.
The Little begins another season of Bolshoi Ballet productions in 2015. These screenings are full ballets from the world-class Bolshoi Theatre, recorded and played to audiences as if they were in the best seats of the historic Russian icon.
Tickets for these special presentations are $20 general admission and $18 for members, seniors, and students.