The Picture House in Pelham has attracted a number highly regarded actors, directors and writers to its halls the past few years.
But even as the theater’s profile continue to grow regionally and nationally, it’s success still remains linked to the continued support that it receives from the Pelham community.
On Sept. 29, the Picture House hopes to strengthen its ties to the community further with its “Picnic in the Park” fundraiser. The event, which is more informal than past fundraisers thrown by organization, will feature a viewing of the film “Barefoot in the Park” in the main theater at 6:15 p.m..
Following the film, there will be a picnic underneath a tent at the Wolfs Lane Park, located across the street from the theater, at 8 p.m..
"We wanted to do something to showcase the beautifully renovated theater and celebrate the Pelham community at a casual fun-filled night," said Amy Cole, a volunteer with the Picture House.
The Picture House, which opened in 1921, has been a place where classic films, independent movies and actors have been showcased in the community. The building, which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, was nearly demolished about 10 year ago before it was taken over by a nonprofit group.
Last year, the after being closed six months to allow for the completion of about $1 million worth of interior renovations.
Bistro Rollin will prepare the food for the event and the music will be provided by the Nat Osborn Band.
The Bronx Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Company will be the beer sponsors for the night.
There will also be a raffle in addition to the food and music. Prizes being raffled off include a private guided tour of the Bronx Zoo, exclusive naming rights on two seats in The Picture House and four free movie passes for one year.
Ticket prices for the event as follows:
FULL MOON $125 individual ticket/$225 couple
HARVEST MOON $250/individual ticket
BLUE MOON $500/individual ticket
Tickets can be purchased here.