Theater/Film


The Avon Theatre Film Center in Stamford, CT is a classic theater which reopened its doors recently with a revitalized interior as well as a new outlook on life. A private investor reopened the Avon in 2004 and it now hosts great independent and classic films. Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford Street, Stamford, Ct., 203.967.3660 or visit www.avontheatre.org.

The Irvington Town Hall Theater was built in 1902 in the Classic Revival Style. It boasts a 430-seat theater wih an orchestra, mezzanine, balcony and six charming gold leafed boxes, a proscenium stage and thrust complete with five backstage dressing rooms. It is a marvel to sit in or perform on. It is a theater of great architectural acclaim. Today, it is used by multiple companies and musical groups, but still retains its classic, majestic appeal. The theater is located at 85 Main St. in Irvington. For more information about the most current performances, call the box office at 914.591.6602 or visit www.irvingtontheater.com

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a nonprofit cultural arts center dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; promoting visual literacy; and making film a vibrant part of the community. The Film Center is also a place of learning. Educational Programs offered in collaboration with local schools focus on visual literacy, to help children develop the skills needed to view visual images critically. Together, a regular schedule of films for young audiences and the JBFC educational programs, promote greater appreciation of film among the community’s youth. JBFC is located at 364 Manville Road in Pleasantville. For more information, call the box office at 914.747.5555 or visit www.burnsfilmcenter.org

The Emelin Theatre is a non-profit theater company that produces a full range of theater programs and activities. It was first founded in 1972 and since then it has been a Westchester institution giving stage time to young students, rising stars, musicians of all kinds, and actors of international acclaim. It is located on Boston Post Rd. in Mammaroneck. For additional information, call the box office at (914) 698-0098 or visit www.emelin.org

The Prospector Theater is not a typical movie theater; it is special. Not just because our 4 theaters will have the best in digital and sound technology and big comfy seats–which they will!  The real reason that the Prospector Theater is special is our mission to provide educational and employment opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities through the operation of a first-run movie theater.  Audiences young and old will be delighted by quality programming – first-run movies, documentaries, sing-alongs, classics, theme nights – all while they help support the Prospector’s Mission, and help change the lives of underemployed members of society.  At Prospector, audiences will come to understand what smart, valuable, and dedicated employees adults with disabilities are when given the proper structure, training and support.  The Prospector Theater is a new model of social enterprise. It pairs a first-run, commercial movie theater with the mission of training and employing adults with disabilities. It’s a not-for-profit system, with the competitiveness and transparency of a for-profit business model. It shows how community groups, businesses, and people in the private sector – working together – can improve the quality of lives for those with disabilities, while lessening the financial burden on the government and helping boost employment rates.  Visit www.prospectortheater.org.

Musical adaptations of children’s classic fairytales, folktales, and legends as well as Broadway musicals, comedies, and dramas for audiences as young as 2 years old. Audience can meet the cast, take pictures, get autographs and ask questions after the show. Located at the Rochambeau Theater in White Plains, the Irvington Town Hall Theater, the Antrim Playhouse in Suffern, and the Westchester Broadway Theater in Elmsford. Also available for Birthday parties. For more information and a calendar of events, call 914.761.7463 or visit www.westcoprods.com