We are offering you Teresa Torchiano’s documentary film about the Rosendale Theatre free of charge, and are happy to accept donations!


Rosendale is a small town in upstate New York with a population of 5,900. In 2009, the town’s single screen movie theatre was slated to close after 60 years in business on Main Street. The family-owned theatre was struggling to make ends meet and faced a required conversion to a new digital projection system that would put the family out of business. The Movie House on Main Street is a documentary about the story of the Rosendale Theatre and the story of many small screen movie theaters across the United States that have closed due to an inability to sustain financially.

The Filmmakers:

Teresa Torchiano    Director / Editor
Jack Davis          Cinematographer
Mike Cassedy        Music Composer


The Movie House on Main Street (2020) from Teresa Torchiano on Vimeo.