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, March 5, 2018
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Senior Matinee. In a career laden with personality and business clashes, Erich von Stroheim never faced any like those surrounding Queen Kelly, his final silent film, starring Gloria Swanson and financed—with an ever-ballooning budget—by Swanson’s then-lover Joseph P. Kennedy. The entire production was turbulent, to say the least, and von Stroheim was furiously dismissed by Swanson before the project’s completion.
Date:
Monday, March 12, 2018
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Senior Matinee. In a nightmarish noir scenario, Dana Andrews plays a brutal New York cop who accidentally kills someone while investigating a murder and then proceeds to cover his tracks. 
Date:
Monday, March 19, 2018
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Senior Matinee. Set in a shadowy postwar Los Angeles, The Prowler focuses on a wealthy but neglected housewife (Evelyn Keyes) who spends her evenings alone, with only her husband’s voice on the radio for company. When she’s spooked by a peeping tom, a calculating cop (Van Heflin) answers the call, turning her ordered life upside down.
Date:
Monday, March 26, 2018
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Senior Matinee. After his wife’s murder at the hands of the mob, honest cop Glenn Ford seeks revenge and will stop at nothing to get it. 
Date:
Monday, April 2, 2018
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Senior Matinee. Beginning with a masterfully complex opening shot, screenwriter and director Orson Welles plunges headlong into this tale of violence and deceit with all the baroque visual decadence of a cinematic genius.
Date:
Monday, April 9, 2018
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Senior Matinee. Written by and starring Ida Lupino, for her independent company the Filmmakers, and featuring direction by genre masters Don Siegel and Sam Peckinpah, this may be the darkest of the Bad Cop cycle. Steve Cochran and Howard Duff (Lupino’s husband at the time) play partners tracking down stolen cash after a robbery attempt goes bad.
Date:
Monday, April 16, 2018
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Senior Matinee. The gruesome images of Cesare, the carnival somnambulist, his sinister keeper Dr. Caligari, and the hallucinatory, distorted world which they inhabit have become cinema icons since this film appeared on screens almost one hundred years ago, chilling audiences worldwide and continuing to fascinate viewers today. 
Date:
Monday, April 23, 2018
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Senior Matinee. Warren Beatty and Jean Seberg costar in this haunting drama about the obsessive love between a therapist and his patient. Vincent (Beatty), a war veteran, returns to his bleak Maryland hometown and takes a job as an occupational therapist at Poplar Lodge, a private mental institution for the wealthy.
Date:
Monday, April 30, 2018
Time:
1:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Senior Matinee. In this Academy Award–winning screen adaptation of Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel about life inside a mental institution, Jack Nicholson stars as the witty con man who finagles his way out of his prison work detail by convincing the guards that he is insane.