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SAT, JULY 23, 3 - 7 PM & SUN, JULY 24, 3 - 6 PM



      The first Hudson Valley Short Flix Fest will feature short films by filmmakers from the Mid-Hudson region and will run continually during the Rosendale Street Festival.  

       Films by Mark Bernard, Tom Kahil, Joy E. Reed, Francesco Campolo and James Morlous, David McDonald, Rudi Azank, David McDonald, and Wayne Montecalvo.  Come check it out! 



closed most Tuesdays, $6/$5 members

Volunteers needed! Click HERE to sign up to volunteer or email volunteer@rosendaletheatre.org - first-timers welcome!! 


Cave of Forgotten Dreams 

Wednesday, July 20 through Friday, July 22
(NOT in 3-D) A breathtaking new documentary from Werner Herzog follows an expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave, home to the most ancient visual art known.



Monday, July 25 through Monday, August 1 (except Tuesday)
Official Selection Sundance 2011.  15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: to lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.

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Dear Lemon Lima with Q&A with director Suzi Yoonessi
Tuesday, August 2

Vanessa gets a dose of reality when her one true love ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back, but makes matters worse. Luckily, when Vanessa is declared a captain for the school's Snowstorm Survivor competition, she assembles a team of likeminded misfits to hopefully win her love's heart.



Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4
French with English subtitles. An adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad's hit play,a story that brings the extremism and violence of today's world to a starkly personal level, delivering a powerful and poetic testament to the uncanny power of the will to survive.

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X-Men First Class  

Friday, August 5 through Thursday, August 11 (except Tuesday) 

In 1962, Charles Xavier starts up a school and later a team, for humans with superhuman abilities. Among them is Erik Lensherr, his best friend... and future archenemy. 

The Trip

The Trip

Friday, August 12 through Thursday, August 18 (except Tuesday)
Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation.

Friday, August 19 through Thursday, August 25
Written and directed by Woody Allen.  A romantic comedy set in Paris about a young man's love for a city and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be better.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Friday, August 26 through Thursday, September 1 (except Tuesday)
The final chapter begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of destroying the Dark Lord's three remaining Horcruxes. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered the biggest battle begins.
SUNDAY, JULY 31, 4:00 PM, $3


The supervillain Megamind finally conquers his nemesis, the hero Metro Man... but finds his life pointless without a hero to fight.  Voices of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, and David Cross.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 8:00 PM, by donation
A Actors & Writers presents:

A staged reading of 

Hard-Headed Women

a screenplay by Mary Gallagher

A bittersweet romantic comedy set in Ulster County. Ray is a tree man with a lot on his plate already when he gets involved with Kiki, a gifted mask-movement teacher and performer, and Cleo, a stripper who uses masks in her act.  The central themes include using the mask to lie versus using it to tell the truth, and struggling to balance meaningful work, making a living, and many kinds of love.

Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. Doors open half an hour before curtain, and seating is first-come, first-served.

For more information, please visit A&W's website, http://www.actorsandwriters.com. (Sorry, we cannot take reservations.)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2:00 PM, $10/$5 students riverdance
Dance Film Sundays and the Rosendale

Theatre's Children's Programming presents:


and live dance performance by youth dancers from Solas An Lae, School of American Irish Dance

Irish music and dance sensation Riverdance bring its legendary energy to New York's Radio City Music Hall in this show starring Jean Butler, Maria Pages and Colin Dunne and featuring 70 dancers and musicians performing pieces such as "American Wake." Also included are soul-stirring renditions of "Harbour of the New World," "Trading Taps" and "Homecoming," as well as revealing behind-the-scenes footage.


The Solas An Lae, School of Irish Dance,was founded in 1998 by veteran Irish Dancer, Deirdre Lowry. Through her dedication and devotion to the unlimited possibilities of traditional Irish dance, Solas An Lae is at the forefront of a new direction in Irish dance education.


This project is made possible (in part) through a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council, administrator of public funds through NYSCA's Decentralization Program.  

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 3:00 PM, $5 redwing
The Happy Prince

from Redwing Blackbird Theater and Looney Toons Cartoons!

Redwing Blackbird Theater presents a puppet and new music adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince.  A golden statue of a prince set high in the city provides a resting place for a migrating swallow.  The prince finally seeing the misery around him tells the swallow  to take his eyes of sapphire and his skin of gold leaf and give them to the townspeople who suffer. The bird who is on his way to Egypt does just that and the whole world changes.  Longer versions of this work were seen at The Kitchen in NYC in '04 and at Kentucky Opera in '05.

The afternoon will end with a variety of cartoons from Looney Toons!


This project is made possible (in part) through a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council, administrator of public funds through NYSCA's Decentralization Program.

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Shakespeare in Cinema: 

Performed at the Globe Theatre, London
Directed by Dominic Dromgoole
2 hrs 49 mins plus one intermission


When the King of Navarre and his three courtiers forswear all pleasure - particularly of the female variety - in favour of a life of study, the arrival of the Princess of France and her ladies plays havoc with their intentions. Using every kind of verbal gymnastics to poke fun, Shakespeare's most intellectual comedy is brought to hilarious life in Dominic Dromgoole's highly entertaining production, rich in visual humour and sexual innuendo. Jonathan Fensom's knot garden and original music by Claire van Kampen create the framework for an engaging performance by an excellent cast. - Courtesy of Opus Arte

FRIDAY, SEPT 9 & SATURDAY, SEPT 10, 8:00 PM, $15 

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returns to the Rosendale Theatre by popular demand




After a successful run at the Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville in May, and a sold-out performance at the Rosendale Theatre in June, Starling Productions is bringing TMI back to Rosendale.   In June, TMI not only sold out, it had a waiting list 3 pages long with standing room only... TMI has decided to bring the show back in September for two nights at the Rosendale Theatre so that those who didn't get to see it -- can.


Too Much Information! explores stories we are afraid to tell but long to hear. There's something both cathartic and connective about revealing our deepest and darkest - not to mention our most embarrassing moments. The personal is universal, and in sharing their stories, TMI writers/performers help to reveal common threads in all of our lives.


These days, there's a lot of "over-sharing" going on, online and elsewhere. TMI celebrates that inclination, but elevates it to a higher level of storytelling. The result is monologues that touch, motivate and inspire, written and performed by women from all walks of life. In presenting a diverse mix of stories from all corners of our world, TMI strives to bring about greater understanding of people we often know least about.


Sponsored by Chronogram and Roll Magazine.

For more information contact Starling Productions - call 914-299-2363 or email astarlingproduction@gmail.com.

Bicycle dreams TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 7:00 PM, $10
Bicycle Dreams
A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


They are seekers, madmen, and angels hell-bent on riding across America on a bicycle in less than ten days. But what begins as the adventure of a lifetime is transformed in an instant when tragedy strikes the race. These voyagers discover what is truly at stake as they pedal on, praying for the deliverance only the finish line can bring. By journey's end, some are saved, others are lost, but all learn that the fuel that takes a soul toward its own true destiny is desire.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 6:30 PM, $18 in advance/$20 at door


An American Love Story

A fundraising event by Temple Emanuel Brotherhood

More than a film about sports, the film tells a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and the shattering of stereotypes. The script is by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Ira Berkow. Academy Award

winner Dustin Hoffman narrates.  Baseball themed food available for purchase at the event! 


Advance tickets are available by sending a check to Temple Emanuel Brotherhood, 2978 State Route 209, Kingston, NY 12401. 

Now in its sixth decade of service to the community, the Rosendale Theatre remains committed to its original mission: providing quality entertainment. The Rosendale Theatre Collective, a volunteer led nonprofit organization, continues the neighborhood tradition begun by the original owners, the Cacchio family.

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