At the box office…

Breaking out the glasses….

3D glasses are making a comeback at the Playhouse! See our showtimes for Dune as we are presenting the 3D version of the feature during 2 weekends. As we have always done for our patrons’ safety, the 3D glasses are sanitized between every feature showing. Oh, and did we mention, ticket prices stay the same.

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You can join for free and make purchases at When you choose the Friends of the Historic Playhouse Theatre, 0.5% of your eligible purchases are donated to us. And it doesn’t cost you anything extra. Ready? To get started, click here to read about Amazon Smile. We appreciate the support of our movie-goers.

Message from our House Manager, Tom Bivins

I started working at the theater in January 2020 until March 2020 when the theatre closed due to Covid -19.  Fifteen months later, I am back at work.  Since reopening, I’ve found many aspects of the film business have not returned to normal.  Film companies are making day-to-day decisions regarding the distribution and streaming of their films based on the current Covid conditions on the ground.  For instance, in August we had confirmed the film “Dear Evan Hansen;” unfortunately, by mid-September, the film company, NBCUniversal,  decided to change their release of the film from a wide release to a limited release.  Other films, like “Top Gun: Maverick”  have moved their film’s release date back to 2022.  Other films have adopted a hybrid limited release/Video on Demand or limited theatrical release/Simultaneous Streaming Service distribution plan for their films. Finally, some films require a three-plus weeks-long commitment that our community has difficulty supporting. Small theater businesses like The Playhouse Movie Theatre are caught in the middle.

Along with the board of The Friends of the Historic Playhouse Theatre, I will continue to provide opportunities to view films at The Playhouse that are relevant, entertaining and highlight film-making as an art form.  I cannot guarantee they will always be first-run, widely released films coinciding with splashy national publicity campaigns or are even films that you may have heard about.  We will do our best to provide timely info regarding the films we will be showing.

We hope that you will be patient with us as we navigate through the changing film distribution landscape.

Spotlight your company or organization

We are showing sponsorships prior to our feature presentation. Want to have a spot on the screen? Read about the sponsorship options.

Message to our movie-goers regarding COVID-19

While Orange County is experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases, we now are requiring the wearing of masks when not drinking or eating. The Playhouse is complying with Vermont’s socially distanced 75 capacity limit.

Now Playing…

After 37 years, another interpretation of Frank Herbert’s novel is directed by Denis Villeneuve. A story about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy. Presented in 2D and 3D showings. Watch the trailer.

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Possible Features Showing in 2021…

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