Dryden Theatre

900 East Avenue,
Rochester, NY 14607

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George Eastman House (Official)

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Functions: Movies (Classic)

Styles: Greek Revival

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 585.327.4800

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Dryden Theatre

The Dryden Theatre was instituted by the family of the late-George Eastman in 1951. Eastman was the founder of Kodak and the inventor of motion picture film.

The theatre is located on his estate in Rochester NY, within The George Eastman House, his famed art museum. It is considered an integral part of the museum, which harbors 25,000 movies, over five million film stills, and 12,000 celebrity portraits. Today the theatre specializes in exhibiting classic films from the well-preserved collection as well as contemporary films of all kinds.

Contributed by Eric Beaman

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

kjb2012 on September 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Hey this needs a marquee. A little show biz guys.

HenrySchmidt on January 4, 2015 at 7:31 am

George Eastman died (by his own hand, incidentally) in 1932, so whoever “instituted” the Dryden Theatre, it wasn’t he! Please revise your description!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 4, 2015 at 10:41 am

The theater’s web site says that the Dryden Theatre was built in 1951 with funds donated to Eastman House by George and Ellen Dryden. Ellen Dryden was George Eastman’s niece.

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