Venues

There are four venues for the FilmColumbia Festival:

1. Crandell Theatre

48 Main Street, Chatham
Crandell Theatre exteriorCrandell Theatre interior Most of FilmColumbia’s films are screened at Crandell Theatre, located at 46-48 Main Street in Chatham, NY. The Crandell Theatre is Columbia County’s oldest and largest single screen theatre. An architectural gem, the Crandell has remained basically unchanged since built in 1926 by Walter S. Crandell, as a vaudeville house. The theatre seats 534 patrons, with 112 of the seats in the balcony. The Crandell Theatre is owned and operated by the Chatham Film Club (the producers of FilmColumbia). The theater operates year round showing 1st and 2nd run studio films in the evenings and art, independent and foreign films every other Sunday at 4 pm. Click here to visit the Crandell Theatre website.

2. Tracy Memorial Village Hall

77 Main Street, Chatham

Tracy Memorial Village Hall

Tracy Memorial Village Hall, located at 77 Main Street and known to Chathamites as “The Tracy” is ticket headquarters during the festival. The handsome ballroom on the second floor is the venue for festival panel discussions and script-reading.

Built in 1912, a gift to the village from the Tracy family, this outstanding building now houses police department, clerk’s office and judicial quarters.

3. Morris Memorial

Park Row, Chatham

Morris Memorial The Morris Memorial venue has been Chatham’s community center with many of it’s social activities held here since 1910. It is located on Park Row, 1/2 block off Main Street, just 1 1/2 blocks from the Crandell Theatre. The Morris Memorial screens the best in regional films, with several US premiers shown there the last several years during FilmColumbia. Seating capacity is 150. Popcorn and drinks are available during the screenings.

4. Hudson Lodge

601 Union Street, Hudson

Hudson LodgeThe beautiful 19th century building is formally known at the Terry-Gillette Mansion, and includes a ballroom space used for FilmColumbia screenings. The venue seats 200. Hudson Lodge is located just one block south of Warren Street at the corner of 6th Street, next to the municipal parking lot.