Senior Matinees

The Dryden Theatre presents free film screenings to seniors (55+) on Monday afternoons at 1:30pm, March through October. Our senior matinee screenings are now fully incorporated into our regular film calendar. Cinematic classics from the George Eastman Museum collection will be presented on film, the way they were originally screened and were meant to be seen.

This series is made possible in part by the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation and the Monroe County Office for the Aging.

Date:
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
National Endowment for the Arts | Senior Matinee. With characters loosely based on Hollywood players such as David O. Selznick, Diana Barrymore, and Val Lewton, The Bad and the Beautiful hits home in the backstage drama department. Free for 55 and older.
Date:
Monday, August 28, 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
National Endowment for the Arts | Senior Matinee. Gerry is an American expatriate living the life of a bohemian painter in post-WWII Paris. Struggling to find success in both art and love, his life is turned upside down when he meets and falls in love with Lise. Free for 55 and older.
Date:
Monday, September 11, 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
WWI | Senior Matinee. Ernest Hemingway’s great novel was first translated to the screen in this powerfully memorable melodrama from Hollywood’s Pre-Code era. Performers Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes bring to life the story of a tragic love affair between a soldier and a nurse during World War I. Free for 55 and older.
Date:
Monday, September 18, 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Senior Matinee. In one of the greatest Hollywood musicals ever made, Gene Kelly and Jean Hagen are silent screen stars in the late 1920s, on the cusp of the sound era, but Hagen’s voice presents problems for their potential fame in the talkies. Free for 55 and older.
Date:
Monday, September 25, 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
​Labor Film Series | Senior Matinee. Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford are Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the Washington Post journalists who exposed the Watergate scandal. Director Alan J. Pakula’s gift for portraying paranoia is matched by his exciting and detailed depiction of investigative reporting. Free for 55 and older.
Date:
Monday, October 2, 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
WWI | Senior Matinee. In perhaps the greatest of all antiwar films, Kirk Douglas plays Col. Dax, the benevolent leader of a platoon of WWI French soldiers who attempts to impede the actions of a maniacal general (George Macready) willing to sacrifice the lives of his men for the sake of praise and promotion. Free for 55 and older.
Date:
Monday, October 16, 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
WWI | Senior Matinee. The most spectacular outing by the underrated master of old-school spectacles, John Guillermin, The Blue Max is both a lavish and realistic account of aerial warfare of the Great War. Free for 55 and older.
Date:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Labor Film Series | Rochester Premiere | Senior Matinee. The first of John Steinbeck’s dustbowl novels, In Dubious Battle chronicles the struggle of migrant apple-pickers for decent wages and better working conditions. Free for 55 and older.
Date:
Monday, October 30, 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Labor Film Series | Senior Matinee. Rod Serling gained critical acclaim for writing this mid-1950s drama of office politics in the executive corridor of a giant industrial corporation. Free for 55 and older.