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Address: 900 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-2219
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The George Eastman Museum's exhibition space for showcasing its...

The George Eastman Museum's exhibition space for showcasing its unparalleled collection of motion pictures as well as films from around the world.

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The Dryden Theatre, located at the George Eastman Museum, in Rochester, New York, is the main venue for viewing the museums extensive collection of motion pictures including... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Dryden Theatre, located at the George Eastman Museum, in Rochester, New York, is the main venue for viewing the museums extensive collection of motion pictures including restored films from the museum's collection, classic films, new independent films and foreign films. The theater, which opened in 1951, was named after George Eastman's niece, Ellen Dryden. It is one of only... More 

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Rochester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

Seeing the original King Kong on a big screen with a velvet curtain and then having Faye Wray sit on stage, holding a cigarette, telling Hollywood tales no-holds-barred. My first visit to the Dryden in late 90's(?) That's the Dryden. Real films and often real actors, directors, producers coming afterwards to comment on the film being shown.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Recently saw Capote (again) as part of their series honoring the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman. I had not been to the Dryden since its recent restoration, and was impressed with the results. Vibrant wood and colors packed into an intimate theater experience. The sound was excellent, and the movie was projected on actual film, a bit of happy nostalgia... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Living here we do not realize what a treasure we have in the Dryden. The price is right, the movies are well chosen and the talk before the movie is always interesting. Food in the lithe restaurant is delicious and reasonably priced and eating before the movie makes for a delightful night out. I particularly enjoy watching the huge satin... More 

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Rochester, New York, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This theater is an experience. There is an introduction to the film by a scholar on that particular genre, usually an intellectual audience, and you come away with a much greater appreciation of film and the moving image than you did when you arrived. The Eastman Mansion with this theater attached, provides a great variety of film and their projectors... More 

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Penfield, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

This is a place to watch cinema as an art form rather than mere entertainment. This is not to say the movies they play are not entertaining, rather that they provide more than just that. The theater itself is a treat: located in Eastman House, surrounded by the spirit and tangible memorabilia of film making.

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Thank BeLaZe
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Plays off the wall movies that have been around for a while. I enjoyed the showing of one of my favorite old movies "Back to School". Definitely read up on the movies being shown before you decide to go though, they are not always hits.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Every fall we attend the Labor Film festival here. Beautiful old theatre, complete with the velvet curtain that goes up before the film, and an introducer that tells the history of the film.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

We enjoyed the Looney Tunes and the narrative beforehand. More of the same please? Tex Avery Next? The theater was comfortable and a true pleasure.

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Webster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

We visited the Dryden on Christmas Eve to see an old Edward G. Robinson film from the 40's. Besides the fun of the film the Eastman House is a tremendous place to visit. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We always visit the George Eastman House for events but this is the first time we had been to the... More 

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