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Pelham Picture House Offers Film Classes

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The Picture House is offering three, two-week long intensive courses to its adult education offerings for the winter/spring semester.  The Creative Workout Series classes are customized by seasoned film industry professional and provide learning opportunities in screenwriting, acting, and editing for the busy adult student.

Each adult education course takes place over two consecutive weeks; students can choose to enroll in any one or all three of the classes.  All Creative Workout sessions take place at The Picture House’s beautifully restored 1921 theater or the new Satellite Film Lab which serves as an education space for students of all ages. Members receive a 10% discount on all education classes.

Enrollment is currently open online at or by calling (914) 738-3161 or emailing


Two-week intensive, Fridays, February 6th and February 13th; noon to 2 pm, Cost; $135

Work with a seasoned professional to cultivate your ideas for a screenplay or take your existing work to the next level by developing it into a well-plotted story with three dimensional characters and sharp dialogue.  We will also read Academy Award-winning scripts and discuss the how’s and why’s of screenwriting. This course is open to screenwriters of all levels.


Two-week intensive, Wednesdays, March 18th and March 25th; 10 am – noon

Gain an understanding of how to create characters and approach a script through method acting, improvisation, and learning skills for stage and film. If you have always wanted to act, strengthen your public speaking skills, or need to brush up on your audition skills this class is for you. Come ready to move — this is a physical and creative workout. This course is open to actors of all levels.

Editing in iMovie

Two-week intensive, Wednesdays, April 8th and April 15th; 12:30 pm -2:30 pm

Created for the beginner editor who wants to learn to use iMovie and create movies with their home computer, this course will teach you the ins and outs of this user-friendly software. Turn your family videos into a project you are proud of or edit that movie you have been itching to create. This course is for beginners.

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 is located at 175 Wolfs Lane,,, (914) 738-3161. The Picture House is a community-based, mission-driven, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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