Tinker Street Cinema

132 Tinker Street,
Woodstock, NY 12498

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Functions: Movies (Foreign), Movies (Independent)

Previous Names: Upstate Films

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 845.684.5380

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Tinker Street Cinema

The Tinker Street Cinema is a single screen theater housed in a former church. As far as I can tell, this theater opened in the late-1960’s. Mostly foreign and independent films are shown here. Around 2010 it was renamed Upstate Films. It was closed in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The closure was made permanent in May 2021. It had reopened by July 2022.

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kencmcintyre on January 1, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Here is a June 2004 photo from Michael Moore’s website:

kencmcintyre on January 1, 2009 at 10:42 pm

I think we have a lot more churches that used to be theaters than the converse.

rjm32 on January 5, 2009 at 11:49 pm

My parents, Bill (designer) and Hilde (architect/civil engineer) Militello, purchased the Methodist Church in 1967 and created the Tinker Street Cinema. My father, a dedicated theater organ enthusiast, installed an Austin three-manual, fifteen rank theater organ complete with toy counter, chimes, drums, and marimba. The organ was purchased from the Paramount Theater in New Jersey. An article in The Woodstock Week (vol 3, no. 16, April 20, 1967) gives further details about the origin of the Tinker Street Cinema. I’ll ask the Woodstock Historical Society if the article can be made available online.

UnknownCinemaDude on March 5, 2009 at 6:00 am

i seen the pictures and videos, of the tinker street cinema , i want to say to the owner thats a cute little cinema , thanks for posting the videos and letting us all look at your theatre .

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 1, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Name still needs to be changed

settimio613 on August 14, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Did you know[very doubtful!] that Jimi Hendrix played here on 8.10.1969. He rented a house up the road where he rehearsed and he played here that night!! I am listening to it now,,,,,,just got the recording. It sounds like Jimi Hendrix with a Jazz ensemble!

Ciao,,,,,,Roberto “Capo di Capo” Keep Lighting Up The Darkness"

Valley Forge, Pa.

markzip on May 9, 2021 at 1:45 am

Upstate Films Woodstock location (Formerly Tinker Street Cinema) has closed.

The Upstate Films organization, which had leased the theatre for several years, continues to operate in their original Rhinebeck, NY location.

Local press reports suggest that the owner of the building is searching for a new leaseholder to continue operating as a movie theatre.


ridethectrain on May 9, 2021 at 2:03 am

Please update closed

ridethectrain on August 5, 2022 at 3:30 am

please update open. theatre name tinker street cinema, new owners and website is https://www.tscwoodstock.com/

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