Upstate Films – Rhinebeck




We are thrilled to have Upstate Films as one of Hammertown’s Choices.

I always get the feeling as I enter Upstate, that I’ve stepped back in time.   The decor is vintage and somewhat out of date…but that is a good thing!   It has an authentic soul and you can tell the people who run the theater love what they do.  They offer our local community an incredible opportunity to see a wide (and CURRENT) variety of independent, documentary and foreign films.  And, their popcorn is the best…freshly popped right there, drizzled with REAL BUTTER!

Upstate Films has provided this alternative to mainstream film for over 35 years.  Throughout their history, Upstate has demonstrated a commitment to film as a medium of social communication and aesthetic experience.   Its programming (700+ screenings per year) is an eclectic mix which, in the course of any particular year, focuses on themes, issues, regions.   Frequently, Upstate brings films (e.g., Souleymane Cisse’s Brightness or Raul Ruiz’ Life Is a Dream) which are rarely screened in this country, much less in a semi-rural area.

Upstate Films is truly a treasure and deserves the support of our local community.  Visit their website,, and sign up to be part of their online community.  You’ll get weekly emails with announcements of new films, schedules and notices of upcoming events.

Upstate Films
Route 9 (across from Hammertown Rhinebeck)
Rhinebeck, NY
845.876.2515 or
Toll Free at 866.345.FILMNUT (345-6688)

Upstate Films at Tinker Street
132 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498
phone: 845.679.6608