Our 4 Year Anniversary!

Tue Aug 19th

Come tonight to the Theatre at 7:00 pm and raise a glass to toast the 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the Rosendale Theatre Collective.

Have a slice of cake too.

There is no movie scheduled this evening, see you in the lobby at 7!!

Rosendale Theatre’s July 4th Music Invasion Weekend

Sun Jun 8th

Friday, July 4 – Monday, July 7
$7/$5 members or a festival pass for $24 at
At 9:30 on the morning of July 4th, the Rosendale Theatre will hold its third annual reading of the Declaration of Independence …immediately followed by the announcement of the British Invasion.
We mean, of course, The Beatles! – and the music revolution they started.

CALLING ALL RECORD COLLECTORS! Rosendale Theatre’s July 4th Music Invasion Weekend

Wed Jun 4th

Rosendale Theatre wants to know what classic LPs you’ve got in your closet.

The theatre is mounting an exhibition of 50 Years of Classic LP Covers in its lobby to coincide with the “Music Invasion Film Festival” over the weekend of July 4th.

The curators are seeking the widest selection from Hudson Valley music fans in all categories: pop, jazz, blues, R & B, folk, rock n roll, rock, classical, novelty. The possibilities are endless—and very, very cool.

The total number of LP covers in the exhibition—using just about every square inch of the lobby walls–will be approximately 80.

The Theatre will take the greatest care with your LP cover (you will keep the vinyl record). All covers will be professionally hung similar to a photography exhibit, without any alteration to the item.

To submit your LP for consideration, please email the artist name and album title to by JUNE 15!


Thu May 15th

F-stopWe will always remember Richard “F Stop” Minisalli as our first president and founding board member, who worked tirelessly in the beginning years towards the creation of the Rosendale Theatre Collective. F Stop played a significant role in acquiring the theater, gaining non-profit status, raising money and responsible for many equipment upgrades. F Stop Fitzgerald was instrumental in closing the deal on the Rosendale Theatre Collective and the community has him to thank for our successes today. We could have never done it without him. Thank you F!

May is Membership Month At Rosendale Theatre!

Sun May 4th

Now is the perfect time to consider becoming a member of Rosendale Theatre! May is aso a great month to renew your membership with us! Please submit your membership application today or stop by the theatre and let our volunteer at the ticket window know that you would like to renew your membership. Thank you! We appreciate your support!
For more information about how your friends can also become members of our theatre, please visit our website’s membership page at:

Summer Family Fun! Series

Thu Apr 3rd

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Thu May 23rd

Write a message, memorialize a loved one, shout out a business – celebrate the arts and adopt a chair at the Rosendale Theatre.

All proceeds go directly to the phase two renovations at the Rosendale Theatre.

The cost is $100 per plaque.

Please CLICK HERE to download an application. We only have 272 seats…get yours early!

Thanks for your continued support!


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Winning the Intuit Wheelchair Grant

Mon May 20th

THANK YOU! (click on the title for more…)
Wish #11 has been granted! Congratulations to the Rosendale Theatre, a historic theatre built in the 1920’s. The community of Rosendale, NY has kept the theatre a neighborhood staple, in order to enable access for all they wished for funding towards a wheelchair ramp. Wish granted!

Our community of voters cast a vote every day to keep us in the top 15 and we won!!!!  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT IT!




“No Business Like It” Doug Motel & Shiva Arms

Thu May 2nd

From the Blog by Mary Lois Timbes

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

No Business Like It

Six weeks ago I never heard of the guy. I had an appointment to work on my web page, in order to update, and as they say, “optimize” it to build traffic and interest would-be buyers of my books. I knew the name of the company because I had been to a meeting in its office on Main Street in Rosendale, but the meeting was about fund-raising for the impressive Rosendale Theatre Collective.

…..To continue reading the blog by Mary Lois CLICK HERE

Click here to vote today for our wheel chair lift!

Tue Apr 23rd


Small Business Growing Strong is granting 15 wishes to help small businesses spring forward this season. You may vote for each wish once a day. Wish granting begins May 6.

Lighthouse wins Battle of the Bands

Tue Apr 23rd

LIGHTHOUSE wins the Battle of the Bands and receives a spot on stage at the Rosendale Street Festival this summer! The members of Lighthouse are:

Matthew Conte – Bass
Andrew Cymbal – Piano and Vocals
Thor Shuhan – Guitar
Paul Maczaj – Drums
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Lighthouse, winner of the PAVApalooza Battle of the Bands.


Thu Apr 4th

The Rosendale Theatre Collective is proud to announce a countywide call to writers (who reside at least part-time in Ulster County) for submission of original 10-12 minute plays for a fully-produced festival of short plays that will be called THE MOVIE PLAYS and will receive three performances at the theatre on July 5, 6, 7, 2013.

The plays must be about the movies…making them, being in them, watching them, arguing about them…Small casts (no larger than 4) and very simple settings are requested. The 10-12 minute requirement will be strictly adhered to (this is around 12 pages of standard script format, in 12 point type) and lengthier plays will be rejected.
The deadline for submission is a postmark by May 10th, 2013. Please mail 3 hard copies to: Rosendale Theatre, attention The Movie Plays, P.O. Box 545, Rosendale, NY 12472. A committee of theater directors will judge the plays. The winners will be announced on May 24th. Manuscripts can be returned if a SASE is included with the submission. Questions should be directed to Susan Einhorn, the Artistic Director of the Festival, at

WAMC The Roundtable Interview

Tue Mar 19th

The Roundtable
Mon March 18, 2013, 10:35 am
The Rosendale Theatre Collective Open House


Nostalgia As a Way of Life

Fri Mar 1st

From the Blog by Mary Lois Timbes

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Nostalgia As a Way of Life

Exhibition – fine art series

Thu Feb 28th

EXHIBITION is a new theatrical series of events, bringing the world’s greatest art exhibitions to cinema screens worldwide. EXHIBITION will feature the world’s foremost upcoming art exhibitions, creatively captured especially for the big screen.

The EXHIBITION series begins with a career-encompassing collection of the works of Edouard Manet on exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in April.Second is a “once-in-a-lifetime” exhibition of the greatest number of Edvard Munch’s works ever, co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum in Oslo in June. The third exhibition set for screenings in October takes place at the National Gallery in London where audiences will see a unique perspective on the masterpieces of Johannes Vermeer. Each Event Film, hosted by art historian Tim Marlow, will go beyond the gallery with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.


2013 Oscars Results and Rosendale Theatre

Tue Feb 26th

Here is a listing of the 2013 Oscar Awards for films that have screened or are scheduled to screen at Rosendale Theatre. (For a complete listing of all of the results, please visit

Best Picture: Argo (screened Nov 2012)
Costume Design: Anna Karenina (screened Feb 2013)
Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugarman (screened Nov 2012)
Documentary Short: Inocente (screened Feb 2013)
Film Editing: Argo (screened Nov 2012)
Foreign Language: Amour (screens 3/21, 3/23, 3/27)
Music (Original Song): SkyFall (screened Jan 2013)
Production Design: Lincoln (screened Feb 2013)
Short Film (Animated): Paperman (screened Feb 2013)
Short Film (Live Action): Curfew* (screened Feb 2013)
Sound Editing: SkyFall (screened Jan 2013)
Sound Editing: Zero Dark Thirty (screens 3/8-3/11, 3/14)
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Argo (screened Nov 2012)

Wreath Show Viewing!

Wed Dec 5th

View and Bid on the Wreaths.  Located at both Canaltown Alley and the Rosendale Theatre’s lobby.  Festive Gathering at 8:30 pm on Sunday, December 9 after the final performance of The Santaland Diaries.  The Rosendale Theatre ushers in the holiday season with a new, unique fundraiser, the First Annual Holiday Wreath Show and Silent Auction.

Make s Difference Day

Sat Nov 17th

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS! Here is a group shot from a Saturday last month called, “MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY.” College students from SUNY New Paltz volunteered to clean and organize The Rosendale Theatre! They did an incredible job and we are so grateful for their dedication and commitment. Anyone can volunteer for the theatre, write us at

September Raffle Winner

Tue Oct 2nd

The winner of the Rosendale Theatre’s September Raffle is Norman Goluskin.  The theatre collected a total of $426 which was split 50-50 between Mr. Goulsin and the Theatre.  Uncle Tony Cacchio picked the winning ticket out of a basket on September 30th.  The next 50-50 raffle will be held during the month of November.

Capital Campaign

Thu Sep 20th

CLICK HERE for the details :  The Rosendale Theatre is proud to present our renovation plans!


Andy Garcia Skypes Live with the RTC Audience

Sun Sep 9th

Andy Garcia Skypes live with our theatre audience after viewing Dean Wright’s film, ‘For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada’ in which he starred.

Our own volunteer Jan Melchoir, who does much of the theatre’s graphic design and is an avid horse lover asked Andy about the Friesian horse he rode in the film.

September Anniversary Month Specials

Sun Sep 2nd

  • Every Monday a member can bring a friend who can get in at the member’s price of $5.
  • Free popcorn if you come to a show in your Rosendale t-shirt!
  • All month long there is a 50-50 cash raffle.


Sun Jul 1st

co-hosted by Inquiring Minds Bookstore
All shows at 4:00 pm, $3.50 admission

A $100 donation to the local library with the most patrons participating in the Theatre’s summer children’s series: GREAT BOOKS MAKE GREAT MOVIES!
Books by our participating authors are on display now at Inquiring Minds book stores, who will host a mini-book store in the lobby during each film.
We’ll be asking the audience of each of our four summer films to drop their ticket stubs into the bucket of their home library, and after the last film we will count up the stubs and donate $100 to the winning library. Buy the books from Inquiring Minds and 15% of your purchase will be donated to the Rosendale Theatre Collective.


Sat Jun 30th

The old box office is now the new concession stand thanks to Sam Pierce and his group of Saturday work day volunteers!  YAY!!!!

New plans for the lobby are taking shape!  Wait until you see what else is in store!


Cinco de Mayo Parade at the Rosendale Theatre

Mon May 7th

Saturday, May 5, 2012 2:00 pm, FREE: Parade on Main Street led by the First Rosendale Improvement Brass Band and Social Club, (a circular parade starting at Redwing Blackbird Theater and ending at the Rosendale Theatre).
The parade was followed by an amazing chain of events!!!!! What a great day for Rosendale!
3:00 pm, $5: Rosendale Theatre: MEXICO BEYOND MARIACHI® is one of the leading providers of in depth, educational, and entertaining performances and residencies that incorporate live music and dance from Mexico. In this program we will be taking families on a journey that begins over 600 years ago into the fascinating world of the Aztec civilization, then continuing in chronological order showing how time, geography, climate and foreign influence have affected folk traditions to the present day.
4:00 pm Cookout and Fandango at the Big Cheese Outdoor Garden; activities at other participating Main Street businesses
7:15 pm Film: Like Water for Chocolate ($7, $5 members)
Sponsored by the Rosendale Chamber of Commerce, BlueBarn Productions, Prudential Nutshell Realty, Jack & Luna’s Cafe, Little Ones, River and Mountain Midwives, Codhill Press, Medusa Antiques, Little Explorers and Half Moon Books.

To see more photos, click on the title above.