F.A.Q.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions:

How much are tickets? Can I pay with a credit card?
If you are an Upstate Films Member your ticket is $7. Adult tickets are $11. If you are 65 or older your ticket is $9. If you are a studious student with an ID your ticket is $9. If you are under 16 your ticket is $7.
Upstate Films will accept credit cards for all in-theater purchases.
Our box offices open 30 minutes before the first show of every day for day-of-show ticket sales only. Weekend shows can get crowded, so come early to your show. You could also come earlier in the day to the box office to buy a ticket ahead of time. 

What is Membership? How do I become a Member?
Membership saves you money every time you see a movie at our theaters in Rhinebeck and Saugerties. By making a tax-deductible contribution you help keep our cinemas alive and thriving. Upstate Films Memberships also make great gifts for the movie lovers in your life! Membership support has been the backbone of Upstate Films (a non-profit 501c3 organization) since 1972.

Become a Member or Renew your Membership here.

Does Upstate Films sell Gift Certificates?
Yes. Perfect for holidays, birthdays, as a thank-you gift, or just for fun.  Get them in person at the box office, use the internet via our secure web form, or by mail. Send a pre-addressed, stamped envelope, any desired message or special instructions, and a check for the amount of your choosing to:

Upstate Films, PO Box 150, Saugerties, NY 12477

How do I find out when the movie I want to see is showing at Upstate Films?
We think the best thing to do is to sign up for our weekly email. We will not sell, share, or trade your email address.
Movie descriptions with showtimes and links to online ticketing can be found on our website.
You can also call 1.866.FILM.NUT or 845.876.2515 for the Rhinebeck and Saugerties showtimes.

Who decides what you show?
There’s a whole world of film out there; it’s hard to see and evaluate every movie. Luckily Paul, Jason, the Upstate staff, and a community of people who like to watch lots of interesting movies are on the case. Sometimes we are unable to show films we would like to. The length of engagement of certain movies is in part determined by distributors, which can sometimes make scheduling three screens in two locations a challenge. We have been running our Well Worth Watching Series to program films we think deserve attention but can be difficult to squeeze in.

I have a concern, programming idea, special event, I’m interested in advertising, or there’s something I want to bring to your attention – how do I get in touch with you?
Email us at info@upstatefilms.org or call our business office at 845.876.4546 and leave a message.

Who owns Upstate Films?
Upstate Films is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization committed to enriching lives through cinema. As such, we are truly independent, and rely on the generous support of members, donors and the moviegoing public to keep the our screens lit up! Our mission is to make international and independent cinema as accessible and affordable as possible with the highest standards of presentation. Between the impacts of the pandemic and the emergence of streaming video as a popular alternative to moviegoing, these have been challenging times for the independent cinemas such as Upstate. Across the board, costs are going up while public funding is going down. In the midst of these challenges, Upstate Films remains committed to showing an eclectic mix of films, providing a unique cinema experience, supporting local businesses, and paying living wages to its staff.

Your generous—tax-deductible to the full extent of the law—donations contribute greatly to our ability to bring films and filmmakers to the Hudson Valley. We thank you for your continued support and patronage. You, our audience, are our community. It is your passion for film that makes Upstate Films what it is. We don’t show commercials; we don’t show 20 minutes of trailers. We show movies. Member or not, we value your support. See you at the movies.