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Go Retro at Pelham’s Picture House

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See Ghostbusters or Rocky Horror. Meet the Governor. October at the Picture House.

As the autumn days turn cooler, there’s no better place to ignite your sense of wonder and be inspired by film than The Picture House (TPH). With varied film programming, special events, and educational workshops taking place throughout the month there’s really something for everyone at The Picture House this October.

All events take place at The Picture House unless otherwise specified.

Friday, Oct 10th, 7:00 pm 30th Anniversary Screening of Ghostbusters Join The Picture House and PACT for a family night out in Pelham for the 30thanniversary screening of the family favorite classic, Ghostbusters. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, the late Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson star as a quartet of Manhattan-based “paranormal investigators.”  When their government grants run out, the former three go into business as The Ghostbusters, later hiring Hudson on. Armed with electronic paraphernalia, the team is spectacularly successful, ridding The Big Apple of dozens of ghoulies, ghosties and long-legged beasties. Tickets are $5/person and $20/family and are available at or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.

Friday, October 17th, 9:00 pm Teen Movie Night – Weird Science Introduce your teen to the movies you loved in high school! OMG – I Love that Movie – our new monthly teen movie series – starts off with Weird Sciencewhich tells the story of a pair of nerdy high-schoolers, outcasts to everyone, who take to their computer and magically bring to life a stunningly beautiful woman whose devotion to them–and not to mention her special powers — make them the most desired kids on the block. Tickets are $5/person and are available at or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.

Columbus Day Camp at TPH – Comedy Acting Monday, October 13th, 9am to noon Join us for a day of comedy acting at The Picture House. Learn all about improvisation, comic timing, and how to create funny scenes and characters in just minutes! Open to students grades 2 through 5. Cost: $75.

Saturdays, October 18th and 25th, 9am to noon Horror Film Making Workshop Just in time for a Halloween! Make your own horror film in this hands-on filmmaking workshop over two weekends in October. See your gorey final product on the big screen the week of Halloween. Open to students grades 4 through 7. Cost: $150 for the two weeks and screening.

Monday, October 20th, 6:30 pm Battle for the Elephants Presented in Conjunction with the Wildlife Conservation Society Join The Picture House and the Wildlife Conservation Society for a special screening of National Geographic’s documentary Battle for the Elephants followed by a discussion of the film with Dr. James Deutsch, Vice President, WCS Conservation Strategy, and the filmmakers, John Heminway, Katie Carpenter, and JJ Kelley. This important film tells the ultimate wildlife story — how the Earth’s most charismatic and majestic land animal today faces market forces driving the value of its tusks to levels once reserved for precious metals. Journalists Bryan Christy and Aidan Hartley take viewers undercover as they investigate the criminal network behind ivory’s supply and demand. A post-film reception at Bistro Rollin, 142 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY is also available at an additional cost. Tickets are FREE for members (limited number available – screening and discussion only); $10 for non-member screening and discussion; and $75 for screening, discussion, and reception and are available or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.

Tuesday, October 21st, Doors open, 6:30 pm; Screening; 7:00 pm Advance Screening and Discussion of The Italian Americans- A New Film For PBS with Special Guest New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo The Picture House, the National Italian American Foundation, and WETA, the flagship public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital, invite you to a special advance screening and discussion of a new film for PBS, The Italian Americanswith special guest, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. Narrated by acclaimed actor Stanley Tucci, the series explores the evolution of Italian Americans from the late 19th Century to today, from “outsiders” once viewed with suspicion and mistrust, to some of the most prominent leaders of business, politics, and the arts today. Award-winning writer/producer John Maggio (Billy The Kid, Boy in the Bubble) presents in the two-part, four-hour series, premiering on PBS stations in February 2015, a portrait of Italian American life that includes interviews with Tony Bennett, John Turturro, Gay Talese, Representative Nancy Pelosi, and Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, among others. Open to the public, admission FREE, reservations required at or email

Friday, October 31st, 10pm and midnight Halloween Screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show Celebrate Halloween with a loving couple, a few lost monsters, and a sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania. Sing and dance through a campy, sloppy salute to horror movies and sexual liberation. Bring your sense of humor. And some toast. Tickets are $5/ticket and are available or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.


About The Picture House Since 1921, The Picture House has served as a cultural center and community hub and is the oldest, continuously running movie theater in Westchester County. Today, after an extensive renovation and the addition of state of the art technology, The Picture House shows the best in new, independent and classic cinema and provides students of all ages with the opportunity to learn about the art, science and business of film. In a world where you can carry a movie screen in your pocket, The Picture House preserves the sense of community, wonder and engagement that has existed since the formation of the first theaters. The Picture House, a community-based, mission-driven, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is located at 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, New York, 10803. Contact us at,, or (914) 738-3161.

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