Huge step forward for Crandell Theatre

The Chatham Film Club has announced that the Crandell Theatre will complete a major step in its digital conversion and theatre upgrade project this month. The fundraising campaign begun last October has raised sufficient funds to replace the existing 35 mm equipment with a new, state of the art digital projector, projection booth renovation, improvements to the theatre sound system Read more

Farm Film Fest, Register Star Article

The fifth annual Farm Film Festival was an ensemble of four distinguished films with a medley of running themes connecting them. The films came from as far away as Italy, and as nearby as Brunswick and Pine Plains. Organizer Mary Gail Biebel said this was the first time the festival has screened a European film. About 120 people attended the Read more

Farm Film Festival

Call for Entries for Farm Film Fest V Entries are now being accepted for Farm Film Fest V, an annual event sponsored by the Chatham Agricultural Partnership, the Columbia Land Conservancy, and the Chatham Film Club. The event will take place on Sunday, March 17, at the historic Crandell Theatre in Chatham, New York.   The festival shows films that focus Read more

Digital age has small cinemas reeling

CHATHAM — It sounds like an intriguing movie plot: Raise at least $100,000 — or die. But for many smaller movie theaters across upstate New York, that’s not a fictional drama. It’s a terrifying documentary. See, the movie world is at the cusp of a major shift. Studios, looking to save money, are going digital and will no longer release Read more

One year later, Crandell holding its own

On Saturday, the day before screening “Project Nim,” the Crandell Theatre will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its reopening. It will mark the occasion by showing Buster Keaton’s 1926 classic silent film “The General” and a short silent film from 1927 called “Dog Shy.” Bernie Anderson will provide live piano accompaniment to both films.

Call for Entries: “Looking at the Land” — a contest for young filmmakers Sponsored by The Chatham Film Club in collaboration with the Columbia Land Conservancy

Chatham—The land sustains us; it grows our food and nurtures our spirits. For 25 years, the Columbia Land Conservancy has been working to conserve the rural landscapes of Columbia County, New York. In honor of the Columbia Land Conservancy’s 25th anniversary, The Chatham Film Club is seeking entries for “Looking at the Land,” a juried competition. Young filmmakers, ages 16-25, Read more

The Crandell Theatre Renovations are Underway!

The Chatham Film Club has raised $120,000 to replace the entire roof of the Crandell in the spring. In the meantime, we’ve been battling the weather, like everyone else this year. We had 2,000 lbs. of ice removed from the interior space behind the movie screen in February and installed heat tape in those leaky areas to prevent further icing. Read more

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

ONCE IN AFGHANISTAN Chatham’s Crandell Theatre on March 6 at 3pm The North Chatham Library on March 18 at 8pm The New Lebanon Public Library on March 31 at 7pm In honor of the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary, the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Northeastern NY will offer free screenings of the documentary film Once in Afghanistan in March. The film transports viewers Read more

The Chatham Film Club is a Finalist for a Crystal Apple Award

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce President, David Colby is pleased to announce the six finalists for the 22nd Annual Crystal Apple Award.  The official slate of nominees for the 22nd annual award includes The Chatham Film Club, Columbia County Council on the Arts, Helsinki Hudson, First Niagara Bank, Hudson-Chatham Winery and American Glory BBQ Restaurant.  The Crystal Apple Award is presented Read more