Date Night!

Back by popular demand, The Picture House, Meridian Risk Management and Joan Solimine Real Estate are pleased to present Date Night on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. As in the past, film-lovers throughout lower Westchester, the Bronx and surrounding communities are asked to vote for their favorite Date Night film at from a ballot chosen by The Picture House’s Board of Directors. This year’s ballot includes ten romantic films spanning genres and periods from ‘Jerry Maguire’ and ‘Rushmore’ to ‘The Graduate’ and ‘The Princess Bride.’  Voting is live and canbe done below now through April 14, 2014.

“The last Date Night at The Picture House was such a success that we knew we had to do it again,” said John Calvelli, Chair of the Board of Directors at The Picture House. “We encourage the community to go online and vote for their favorite films and look forward to a casual, fun-filled evening with friends, topped off with a champagne toast in the theater.”

To kick-off the evening, restaurants in lower Westchester and the Bronx will provide a 20 percent food discount to Date Night attendees.



Bistro Rollin and Caffe Regatta Oyster Bar and Grill


Alvin & Friends, Modern Restaurant and Lounge and recologie




Siena’s Trattoria located at 708 Central Park Avenue in Yonkers, NY (next to the Cross County Shopping Center)




This poll is closed! Poll activity:
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What movie would you like to see on May 2nd?

Spring Break Lego Movie Making Camp

April Spring Break Movie Making Week (grades k – 5)

“The Lego Movie” Spring Break Movie Making and Acting Camp (Grades K – 5)
April 14 – 18, 9 – 12noon, $375 for the week.

Or, you can pay $75 per day. The first three days we will be animating and acting. The last 2 days we will be creating a music video!
Join us for an action packed week of Movie Making and Acting! Whether you are a director or an actor we will find a place for you to shine this week. This year we will be animating, acting out scenes, and creating a music video inspired by The Lego Movie! During camp, you will also get to come dressed as one of your favorite action heroes ready to create short scenes and choreographed movement, may have a chance to watch The Lego Movie, plus on the last day of camp, we will screen our short animated film and music video inspired by The Lego Movie. Sure to be an awesome week! Enroll Now

Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Picture House Jr Film Advisory Board presents

Late Night @TPH


As the Third Reich continues its reign of terror, Adolf Hitler is on a quest for the legendary Ark os the Covenenant- resting place of the Ten Commandments- whose supernatural powers, legend says, can wipe out entire armies. The U.S. Government turns to Dr. Indiana Jones, for the mission. Relentlessly pursued by Hitler’s henchmen, Indy infiltrartes their massive digging operation in a race against time to discover the Well od the Souls, where the Ark has lain undisturbed for centuries.

The Art of the Steal

The Art of the Steal


Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get back into the con game and pull off one final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, Nicky (Matt Dillon). Reassembling the old team, Crunch comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book, but the successful heist leads to another far riskier plan devised by Nicky. They fail to realize each other’s separate agendas when their plan goes awry in this con comedy about honor, revenge and the bonds of brotherhood.

March 14th-20th

Friday  6:30pm. 9:00pm

Saturday 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm

Sunday 1:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm

Monday 6:00pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday 2:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm

Wednesday- Plays in Main Hall  Buy Tickets here

Thursday 6:00pm, 8:00pm



Discussion and Screening of ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ with director Bill Siegel

April 4th at 8:30pm

Q&A discussion moderated by renowned author and critic Lawrence Weschler

This is a Members Free Event.  Please call to become a member at 738-3161 or click here to become a member.  (tickets are available for non-members to buy)



THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI explores Ali’s lifelong journey of spiritual transformation. From his Louisville roots, through his years in exile, to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the film traces Ali’s path from poet to pariah to global ambassador for peace. At each stage, the challenges Ali faces go far beyond the boxing ring and ultimately encompass issues of power, race, faith and identity that confront us all. THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI is not a boxing film and has no highlight reel. Instead, it focuses on Ali’s toughest bouts: his decision to join a controversial religious group, his battle to overturn a five-year prison sentence for refusing US military service, and his struggle with Parkinson’s disease.

While other Ali films focus on his heroic exploits in the ring, they tragically under-examine some of the most noteworthy, provocative and resonant aspects of Ali’s life, such as his relationship with the Louisville Sponsoring Group, the Nation of Islam, and his Muslim faith. Most of the interviewees have never been featured in any Ali film before, yet are central to his life story and the global impact he has made. Prior to becoming the most recognizable face on earth, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent. In 1964, when the 22-year-old, Olympic gold medalist wins his first heavyweight championship, he shouts, “I shook up the world!” But his earthshaking has only begun. Soon he announces he is a Muslim, a member of the Nation of Islam, and takes a new name: Muhammad Ali. After Ali is drafted to fight in the Vietnam War, he makes his defining expression of resistance: “No, I will not go 10,000 miles to continue the domination of white slave masters over the darker people of the earth.”

In 1967, after the US government denies Ali’s conscientious objector claim, he refuses military induction. The government convicts Ali of draft evasion, sentences him to five years in prison, and revokes his passport. Ali is banned from boxing and stripped of his title. He begins life in exile within the U.S., vilified in many corners at home, while becoming an international symbol of opposition to unjust war. As Ali files legal appeals round after round, all the way to the Supreme Court, he supports his family via a nationwide speaking tour, amidst a country divided over the war abroad and racism at home. Rare and riveting archival footage of Ali’s fiery speeches on college campuses and fierce exchanges during TV appearances, show him fearlessly speaking his mind as he fights for freedom.

THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI delves deeply into a time when an emerging sports superhero chooses faith and conscience over fame and fortune. The fury he faced from an American public enraged by his opposition to the Vietnam War and unwilling to accept his conversion to Islam, has global implications for generations now coming of age amidst con temporary fissures involving freedom, faith and military conflict. Archival scenes highlight the life forces who support and oppose him, including his spiritual mentors, Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad, and critics of his stance, such as Jackie Robinson and Joe Louis. Interviews shot exclusively for the film feature those who were there: his brother, Rahman; his bride, Khalilah Camacho-Ali; New York Times writer, Robert Lipsyte; and Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan. What emerges is the hidden history of Muhammad Ali.



Bill S Trials Headshot

“Why another film on Muhammad Ali? Because no Ali film has deeply explored his exile years, his spiritual transformation and his impact on the world beyond the ring. This is an intimate film weaving artful and unseen archival footage, with contemporary interviews from firsthand sources, resulting in an intense, focused narrative with hard-hitting relevance. THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI uses percussive sounds of the speed bag and heavy bag to drive and punctuate the story. It has tensions involving faith, race, duty, and identity. And when you personalize those tensions through the humanity of Muhammad Ali, it gives them depth and definition in ways that resonate now. Ultimately, it is a story that has at least as much to say about our society and how Ali’s principles continue to challenge us as it does about his own transformation. In many ways, he stayed true to his beliefs and identity while the country changed around him.”

− Bill Siegel



Fight Club

You are not your job. You are not how much you have in the bank. You are not the contents of your wallet. You are not your khakis. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. What happens first is you can’t sleep. What happens then is there’s a gun in your mouth. And what happens next is you meet Tyler Durden. Let me tell you about Tyler. He had a plan. In Tyler we trusted. Tyler says the things you own, end up owning you. It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything. Fight Club represents that kind of freedom. First rule of Fight Club: You do not talk about Fight Club. Second rule of Fight Club: You do not talk about Fight Club. Tyler says self-improvement is masturbation. Tyler says self-destruction might be the answer.




Darkroom Special Event

Late Night @TPH
With post screening Q&A
Star Christian Campbell
Director Britt Napier
Producer Ron Stein
Hosted by
Tom Vitale from SyFy & ChillerTV

The Picture House Jr. Film Advisory board is excited to welcome the star and director from the horror flick Darkroom on Friday January 31st.  the screening with begin at 9:00pm and will follow with a short Q&A with Actor Christian Campbell, Director Britt Napier and Producer Ron Stein.  All teens and horror movie lovers are invited to this special event.

The movie is about a young woman named Michelle who kills three of her friends in a horrific car accident while driving under the influence. After rehab, Michelle takes a job recommended by her counselor that lands her trapped in a mansion with three psychotic siblings hell bent on physical torture to purge Michelle of her sins.

Late Night@TPH is the brain child of the Picture House’s Jr Film Advisory board which is made of high school students from Mamaroneck, Eastchester and Pelham who meet on the last Friday of the month and show films they feel their peers would enjoy seeing at The Picture House.



Grease Sing-A-Long

Sing – A – Long
Saturday, February 8th 8:00pm
Family Friendly
Hosted by
Pelham’s very own Mr. Summer Lovin’
Peter DiPaola!

Brush off the winter blues with the greatest summer love movie of all time!

The brand new singalong version of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off?  Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars and remember GREASE is the word…

The evening begins with your host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your free magic moments fun packs. You’ll even get a chance to learn how to hand jive.

Then just sit back and watch Danny & Sandy and the gang, while singing and dancing along to the lyrics as shown on the screen.

It couldn’t be easier… or more fun! Dressing up is encouraged as is full audience participation.





Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?

Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) applies his playful imagination to animating a series of conversations with the esteemed linguist, philosopher, political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky. At the heart of these talks is Chomsky’s theory of the emergence of language. In this intellectual feast, Gondry uses drawings to make complex ideas more accessible and to expand the documentary form.


Friday  7pm, 9pm

Saturday 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm 9:30pm

Sunday 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm

Monday  6:30pm,8:30pm

Tuesday 2:30pm, 6:30pm 8:30pm

Wednesday  no show

Thursday  6:30pm, 8:30pm





The 12 Days of Membership

 “The 12 Days of Membership”

Giving Thanks Campaign Kicks Off  on December 14 with Special Home Alone Screening

Pelham, New York. December 5, 2013 – The Picture House has announced “The 12 Days of Membership,” an appreciation campaign designed to say thank you to loyal members during this holiday season.  Each day a special gift will be offered to members as a token of thanks over the 12 day period.  It begins on December 14th with a morning screening of Home Alone and culminates on December 25th with free movies all day long for members.   “It’s our way of saying thank you to loyal members who make programming, events and education possible through the year”, says Lisa Ahmad, Chair of The Picture House Membership Committee.  For movie buffs on your holiday list, two stocking stuffer items will be available for purchase during the 12 day campaign, including Picture House Gift Cards, in any denomination and special one-month memberships for unlimited screenings and discounts during January 2014.

The 12 Days of Membership, December 14 – 25, 2013

Daily thank you gifts for members-only, include:


  • Day One, Saturday December 14:  Morning Kids Movie– Home Alone

Free Admission for Members


  • Day Two, Sunday December 15:  The Magical Nutcracker Matinee Event

The cinematic version of New York City Ballet’s classic production brings George Balanchine’s chorography to the big screen.  The event starts with a live performance of Nutcracker excerpts performed by students of Pelham’s Ballet Arts studio, photo opportunities with glittering ballerinas and more.  Members will receive holiday light up jewelry to add to the glow of this festive afternoon.


  • Day Three, Monday December 16: Free Hot Cocoa for members at all screenings today.


  • Day Four, Tuesday December 17: Half Price Movies Day

Guests of Members Receive Member Benefits today – All is Lost

Tuesday is Half Price Movie day, just $3 for members.


  • Day Five, Wednesday December 18:  Screening Room Goes Big! Free Evening Admission

See Broken Circle Breakdown in the Main Hall today only.   Free Admission for the evening show.


  • Day Six, Thursday December 19: It’s a Wrap Day! 

Members are invited to relax and watch a movie while The Picture House wraps one of your gifts (that you bring).  Members are also encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift for a child which we will donate to charity, Toys for Tots.


  • Day Seven, Friday December 20: Date Night, It’s About Time

Members receive two free popcorns and two small sodas for the special screening tonight of this romantic comedy about love and time travel.


  • Day Eight, Saturday December21:  -  Morning Matinee for Kids, Elf

Free Admission for Members


  • Day Nine, Sunday December 22 – La Rodine Opera, from Teatro La Fenice in Florence, Italy

Free admission for members.


  • Day Ten, Monday December  23: Raffle Drawing Day

Through the 12 Days members can enter to win one of five favorite movies hand selected by Picture House board members.


  • Day Eleven, Tuesday December 24: – Screening Room Goes Big!

See Some Velvet Morning in the Main Hall today only.   Free Admission for the evening show.


  • Day Twelve, Wednesday December 25, Christmas Day

Free Admission for Members


*During “The 12 Days of Membership”, All is Lost will be presented in the Main Hall and Broken Circle Breakdown will be shown in the Screening Room from December 14 – 19. From December 20 to 26, About Time will show in the Main Hall and Some Velvet Morning in the Screening Room.


The Picture House is dedicated to creating a shared community experience for diverse audiences through film, education programming and unique cultural offerings.  Our historically preserved and restored theater offers a unique gathering place dedicated to entertaining, enriching, and inspiring a sense of wonder for all ages. The Picture House 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803 (914) 738-3161