We're back! After a long time away we're glad to be welcoming you back to the Starr Theatre in Rhinebeck.
Member shows start Wednesday, June 16 and public screenings begin Friday, June 18. Be safe!

Welcome to Upstate Films A non-profit, member-supported arts organization Get more details Presenting the best in world & independent cinema since 1972 In the Heights An exuberant new screen adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda's award winning musical Get more details Starts Friday, June 18th Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street A look at the artistry and idealism behind the creation of Sesame Street Get more details Starts Friday, June 18th Summer of Soul A thrilling documentary on the spectacular 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival Get more details Starts July 1st Nomadland Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture Get more details Starts Friday, June 18th

We're Reopening!

We’re Reopening!

After 460 long days of a pandemic-related closure, Upstate Films is thrilled to announce its return to the big screen in Rhinebeck! Beginning Friday, June 18, we’ll present a slate of powerful, inspiring new films, including IN THE HEIGHTS, from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the surprising STREET GANG, the behind-the-scenes story of Sesame Street, the Oscar-winning NOMADLAND and MINARI and the thrilling SUMMER OF SOUL, about a legendary Harlem music festival.

We have been carefully preparing our safety measures, which include an upgraded HVAC system, touchless ticketing and a reconfigured lobby. We have left additional time for theater cleaning after each show.

Ticketing and reserved seating will be available via our new box office system, which ensures socially distanced practices. By New York State mandate, all non-vaccinated patrons are required to wear masks when inside. Vaccinated patrons can choose whether to wear a mask. We will follow commonsense measures to ensure the cleanliness of our spaces and the safety of our patrons.  

We will be open Friday-Sunday, with limited showtimes, for our first two weeks, June 18-20 and June 25-27, and expect to expand our hours as demand necessitates.


Goodbye Tinker Street Cinema

Goodbye Tinker Street Cinema

After deep thought and careful consideration, we have decided to leave the Tinker Street Cinema in Woodstock. We are grateful for your support over our 10 years at this historic location! We hope to return to Woodstock this summer with outdoor screenings and pop-ups. Stay tuned for more information about our summer events.

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    Oscar Nominated Short Films (this time it's virtual!)
    For the 16th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on April 2nd at our Virtual Cinema. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, April 25th. The three series are available to watch individually or as a package HERE on the eventive platform. Here are the nominees for the three categories: Best Documentary Short Subject Colette A Concerto is a Conversation Do Not Split Hunger Ward A Love Song For Latasha Best Animated Short Film “Burrow” “Genius Loci” “If Anything Happens I Love You” “Opera” “Yes-People” Best Live-Action Short Film “Feeling Through” “The Letter Room” “The Present” “Two Distant Strangers” “White Eye” Virtual Screening Link: HERE
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