Best Movie Theaters in Westchester 2022
Even though the summer is all about having fun in the sun, there are some days when your kids might just want to relax from the heat and watch a new movie. At the best movie theaters in Westchester, you and your family can enjoy a mix of new releases, classics, and even educational programming like summer camps for kids. Read on to check some places to watch movies around Westchester County this summer.
Want to watch a movie outside? Check out our recap of drive-in movie theaters in and around Westchester.
Bedford Playhouse (Bedford)
The historic Bedford Playhouse recently celebrated their 75th anniversary. Renowned for their impressive film library and events, the Playhouse is a staple for movies, cultural events, and community. This summer, check out their Playhouse Lawn Series where you and your family can see nine outdoor events. This includes plays, musicals, live music, the Broadway in Bedford series, and much more. In the fall, check out the Yellow Brick Road Fest where you can watch the “Wizard of Oz” at the beautiful Maple Grove Farm in Pound Ridge. Classic film buffs will love their Classic Tuesdays where you can watch old favorites on the big screen. Visit their modern yet cozy cafe and enjoy drinks and some small bites like their charcuterie box or some pretzel bites. They also offer meals like their big kid grilled cheese, veggie burger, and pulled pork sandwich. 633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY 10506.
LOOK Cinemas (Dobbs Ferry)
One of the newer movie theaters in Westchester, LOOK Cinemas is a part of a chain of movie houses where you can see the latest releases in super comfy seats. They also have an extensive menu where you can enjoy snacks and shareables, salads, sandwiches & wraps, pizza, main dishes, and slides. Going to see a movie for date night? Try one of their craft cocktails or a glass of wine or beer. 1 Hamilton Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
The Picture House (Pelham)
This historic movie theater offers a way to see current art house-style movies and experience educational programming. They also offer educational programming for kids with a summer camp, a school residency program, and classes. Some classes include Green Screen Technique, Horror Movie Making, Documentary, Stop Motion Animation, Poetry on Film, and Editing in iMovie. Avid film buffs are going to want to join the TPH Film Club. This runs for runs for six weeks where members can see six movies and be invited to post-screening talkbacks. 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.
Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville)
This film/education center is the go-to movie house for any film lover. Serving the Westchester community for 20 years, Jacob Burns Film Center is your go-to place to see artsy/indie films as well as enjoy educational programming. For kids this includes their popular JBFC Kids program and summer camp where kids can learn filmmaking and animation. Celebrity guest speakers are frequent at JBFC where they visit for talkbacks and interviews following their recent releases. They also have a membership program, at various levels, where you and your family can enjoy discounts, complimentary tickets, access to member-only events, and more. Check out the latest new releases and programming on their website. 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Yonkers)
The Alamo chain quickly grew where there are now 36 located throughout the country, including one in Westchester. The Yonkers location was opened in 2013 and features six theaters with a lobby that was designed based on “Dr. Strangelove.” Food and drinks are delivered right to your seat where you can enjoy classic movie theater bites like bottomless popcorn, churro popcorn, loaded fries, and pickle fries, to name a few options. They also have salads, pizza, entrees, sandwiches, and sweet treats. 2548 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710.
Showcase Cinema de Lux City Center 15 (Ridge Hill and White Plains)
The White Plains location has 15 movie theaters to see the latest release. This includes IMAX projection, dining at Chatters Bar & Grill and in seat dining at their Director’s Hall. The lobby also has a bar and seating (at both locations) are plush and fully recline. While Plains: 237 Martine Ave, White Plains, NY 10601 and Ridge Hill: 29 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY 10710.