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From Screen To Seat, Bedford Playhouse To Offer Top-Notch Film Experience

John Farr, President of the Bedford Playhouse, discusses what's on tap for the downtown Bedford landmark.
John Farr, President of the Bedford Playhouse, discusses what's on tap for the downtown Bedford landmark. Video Credit: Bedford Playhouse

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- When push comes to shove, going to the movies is ultimately about what's on the screen. Settling in with a soft drink and a bag of popcorn is only as enjoyable as the movie being shown. That's why the staff and volunteers behind the completely redesigned Bedford Playhouse are putting just as much thought into programming as they are into restoring the historical venue.

"Our goal for the new Playhouse is even if you drop in and don't know what's playing, you always have the assurance there is something to see that's worth your time," said John Farr, President of Bedford Playhouse. The theater will feature new releases of international, family and documentaries films, as well as re-screen cinema classics. Lectures, workshops and director presentations will help make the theater a vibrant community hub and cultural institution.

The Bedford Playhouse is currently seeking the public's support to raise the remaining $220,000 to begin construction by January 2017. An additional $1.4 million is needed to open by late fall 2017. To learn more or to donate, click here.

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