Rochester, N.Y., June 1, 2021—The George Eastman Museum has announced that its popular Eastman Entertains: At the Movies, will be on view from Wednesday, June 9, through Sunday, June 27. An array of beautiful table settings, creatively themed tabletops, and lush floral arrangements, inspired by popular motion pictures—including Beauty and the Beast, Big Night, Julie and Julia, The Lone Ranger, The Queen, Sunset Blvd., and The Wizard of Oz—will be displayed in the Multipurpose Hall and in select areas of the historic mansion of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman.
Now in its fifth year, Eastman Entertains pays homage to George Eastman’s own entertaining of friends, family, and business colleagues at his grand East Avenue residence. As Rochester’s leading citizen, Eastman was accustomed to hosting guests, and he ensured that each luncheon, dinner party, and event was a memorable experience for them. This display continues to honor the tradition of entertaining that Eastman cherished.
The display is made up of 17 tablescapes created by community members and businesses. Admission is included with general museum admission. Nonmembers are required to purchase admission tickets in advance at eastman.org/tickets. Museum admission is free to museum members, SNAP/EBT cardholders and their families, and active-duty military personnel and their families (advance reservations not required; visitors should show their member card, SNAP/EBT card, or military ID at the Lipson Welcome Center upon arriving).
Eastman Entertains: At the Movies is organized by the Eastman Museum Landscape Committee and supported by Daryl Dear Cubitt.
As a complement, the Dryden Theatre will screen two of the films that provided inspiration for this year’s display.
Eastman Entertains: At the Movies Film Series
Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, US 1939, 102 min., 35mm)
Saturday, June 12, 7:30 p.m.
Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, US 1950, 110 min., 35mm)
Saturday, June 19, 7:30 p.m.
Advance film tickets are strongly recommended and can be purchased at eastman.org/Dryden or at the Dryden Box Office up to 45 minutes before any film screening. Dryden admission is free to SNAP/EBT cardholders and their families, and active-duty military personnel and their families. Guests will need to call the box office to reserve a ticket (585-327-4839) and, upon arrival, show SNAP/EBT card or military ID.
About the George Eastman Museum
Founded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 400,000 photographs, 28,000 motion picture films, the world’s preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology, one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema, and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active book publishing program, and its L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation’s graduate program (in collaboration with the University of Rochester) makes critical contributions to film preservation . For more information, visit eastman.org.
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