Pothole Pictures

We are an all-volunteer-run, non-profit, community movie house and we’ve been showing the best in classic, foreign, and independent films on the BIG screen in our historic, century-old 420-seat Memorial Hall Theater (at 51 Bridge Street – above Town Hall – in Shelburne Falls, MA) since 1995. We have frequent special events like “Meet the Filmmaker” nights and collaborations with local community organizations. Live, local musical acts play on stage for half-an-hour before each film. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12.

Advance tickets can be purchased at the rate of 5 for $20 by sending a check to:
P.O. Box 368, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370.
For more information, call (413) 625-2896.
August 22 & 23 at 7:30pm
Edgy, intriguing “psychedelic western” – DEAD MAN
Jim Jarmusch’s impressionistic film follows accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) who’s on the run from the law across the wild west. Filmed in gorgeous black & white & accompanied by a haunting soundtrack of Neil Young guitar (as well as clips of Depp reading the poetry of THE William Blake), many consider this Jarmusch’s most exciting & ambitious film. Critic Greil Marcus called it “the best movie of the end of the 20th Century.” The wonderfully eclectic cast includes Robert Mitchum, Crispin Glover, Gabriel Byrne, Iggy Pop, Billy Bob Thornton, & the marvelous Gary Farmer, as the spiritual Native American guide who is convinced Depp is indeed the dead poet Blake. 1996. B & W. R. 121 min.

Friday at 7pm – Xopo & Friends – Balkan music
Saturday at 7pm – Daniel Hales & the frost heaves – indie rock, folk, country

September 5 & 6 at 7:30pm
Filmed right here! – LABOR DAY
At the September 5 and 6 screenings of LABOR DAY, the film shot locally in June of 2012, Pothole Pictures will include a special additional feature – a ½ hour documentary called END OF SUMMER – MAKING LABOR DAY.Pothole Pictures coordinator Fred DeVecca said “All of us were thrilled to see Shelburne Falls up on the big screen when we saw LABOR DAY but many of us who had watched the filming live wondered what happened to much of the footage we witnessed being filmed which must have ended up on the cutting room floor because it did not appear in the final version.”
“Well, now we know. Most of it shows up in this making-of documentary.” END OF SUMMER includes shots on Bridge Street, Red Gate Farm in Buckland, and others that did not make it into the theatrical version of LABOR DAY. It also contains interviews with the filmmakers and actors shot on location and specific commentary on why they choose to make this film in the Shelburne Falls area. Because many people in town have already seen LABOR DAY but few have seen END OF SUMMER, Pothole Pictures will show the making-of documentary first – at 7:30 both nights – and then the feature film starting at 8pm.
Friday at 7pm – Patrick Boyd Owens – guitar
Saturday at 7pm – Abdul Baki – original piano music