pelham-picture-house.gifA non-profit organization, the Pelham Picture House in Westchester County has been entertaining filmgoers for more than 80 years - since the days of silent films. It's evolved through the years, making the transition to sound, providing escapism for Great Depression-weary audiences, and news footage and information from the fronts of World War II. The Picture House is about to make another transition, becoming a state-of-the-art film and educational center. Integrating the old and the new, a 250-seat theater will be constructed in the Picture House's original auditorium. In the newly restored Picture House, audiences will see the best in motion pictures: narrative features, documentaries, shorts, festival films, special series, retrospectives, and classics from around the world. A studio/editing room for instructional purposes, plus state-of-the art sound and projection systems are also in the works, provide people of all ages with the opportunity to learn about the art, technology, and business of film. The Picture House has an exciting film roster set for June, including: MOON - film screening and discussion with director Duncan Jones hosted by Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers. In MOON, Sam Rockwell stars as a lone astronaut who is finishing a three-year stint harvesting helium energy. June 2nd , 7:30 PM screening, 7:00 PM complimentary wine reception. The first film of the REEL INSIDERS series, featuring the newest in independent, foreign and documentary films with discussions with critics and talent. Series tickets available online at THE APARTMENT - film screening of the 1960 Oscar winner for Best Picture starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. Part of the SUNDAY ESSENTIALS series occurring the first Sunday morning of every month featuring screenings of classic films. June 7th, 11:30 AM screening, 11:00 AM complimentary pastries and coffee. $5 ticket, $3 popcorn/soda special! CHERI - film screening and Q & A with director Stephen Frears. Set in Paris at the turn of the 20th century, CHERI stars Michelle Pfeiffer as Léa, a retiring courtesan who unexpectedly falls in love with a much younger man. June 17th, 7:30 PM screening, 7:00 PM complimentary wine reception. $20 ticket available online at The Picture House is located at 175 Wolfs Lane in Pelham. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (914) 738-3161.