the callicoon theater

Welcome to The Callicoon Theater, a unique and historic country movie theater that recalls the bygone era of cinema while providing the latest projection and sound quality. 

Built in 1948, The Callicoon Theater screens an eclectic mixture of popular new releases, alternative and foreign films (CineArt Series), and nostalgic throwback classics throughout the year.  Whether you are visiting Callicoon, the pristine Delaware River, the local resorts and campsites, or are hunting for real estate in the Sullivan County Catskills, we invite you to stop in and share in the special Callicoon Theater experience. 

The Callicoon Theater is the oldest continuously operating cinema in Sullivan County. The theater was built in 1948 in Quonset hut design with laminated beams and post-Art Deco accouterments and is the last of a chain of country theaters that dotted the Catskills. In the early 1990s, the Callicoon Theater was refurbished. While projection, sound and air conditioning are now state-of-the-art, the structural integrity and the design and visual flavor of the theater have been retained. The original waterfall curtain remains in place, as do the 1940s post-Art Deco light fixtures, water fountain and Manley popcorn machine. Seats are roomier and offer more leg room. Admission prices also reflect the past, as they are lower than other theaters in the Catskill Region. Special group rates are available.

Residents, second homeowners and visitors appreciate this local cultural gem, which has been honored by the U.S. Congress, the New York State Assembly and the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce. Most importantly, The Callicoon Theater has been honored annually since 1996 as Best Movie Theater in the region by moviegoers just like you.

See for yourself why more people each year discover that The Callicoon Theater is an important part of their vacation experience.

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