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Review of Dryden Theatre

Dryden Theatre
Ranked #39 of 151 things to do in Rochester
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Owner description: The George Eastman Museum's exhibition space for showcasing its unparalleled collection of motion pictures as well as films from around the world.
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 for a life-long Rochesterian. Go to their website, check out the movies they are playing, and give it a try - it's a fraction of the price and twice the fun as a larger theater chain.

Thank Jonnyboy313
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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 curtains go up in folds before the movie begins.

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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 and cameras are the real deal.

Thank Kathleen L
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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.

Thank BeLaZe
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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.

Thank Pbelluccio
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