Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road,
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Jacob Burns Film Center (Official)
Previously operated by: Brandt Theaters
Architects: Oscar Vatet
Styles: Mission Revival
Previous Names: Rome Theater
News About This Theater
- Dec 27, 2013 — NY Times highlights Westchester's gems
- Dec 29, 2004 — An Art House Flourishes In Pleasantville (and Peekskill)
The old Rome Theater has reopened on June 22, 2001 as the Jacob Burns Film Center after local resident Steve Apkon led a $5 million drive to reopen the theater as a home for independent, foreign, and classic films in this sleepy Westchester town.
The recent renovations have now yielded a three-screen treasure, which has reduced the original auditorium size, which once seated 459 to a roomy 260 seats. Two additional auditoriums, seating 145 and 70 respectively, have also been added. Plans also call for a café and film library to be constructed on the second floor, in the near future, as well as a television studio which will be built next door. By 201 it had added two more screens.
The historic Rome Theater was originally built in 1925. It was twinned in 1983 and closed as a movie theatre until 1987. The theater is best known for its classic Spanish Mission façade.
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