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 Jim Kessler at (413) 625-8181.

May 18 & 19 at 7:30pm
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished — THE GREAT MCGINTY
Preston Sturges wrote and directed some of the best comedies ever filmed, and this, his first, reveals his art. Sturges’ script, about a likeable crook’s political rise and fall, won an Academy Award, and the dialogue is still sharp — and funny — today. McGinty is by turns funny and sobering, cynical and upbeat, and always unpredictable and entertaining. Brian Donlevy, Akim Tamiroff Director: Preston Sturges 1940 Black and White 82 min Unrated

Live music on stage 7-7:30pm

Friday: Ken Swiatek – singer song writer
Saturday: TBA

June 8 & 9 at 7:30pm
A Compelling Film About an Invisible Disease — UNREST
Jennifer Brea was a Harvard PhD student when she was beset by fever and illness. Her disease left her bedridden and resisted diagnosis. Instead of silently giving in, she turned a camera on herself and her journey to understand her illness. In the process, she found a worldwide community and created this fascinating, inspiring, film, an outstanding combination of storytelling and social commentary. Jennifer Brea, Omar Wasow Director: Jennifer Brea 2017 Color 98 min Unrated

This film sheds light on the hidden lives of 1-2.5 million Americans (28,000 in MA) disabled by ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) a chronic, debilitating, multi-system illness.

After the June 9th screening, there will be panel discussion and audience Q&A with a health care professional who is experienced working with ME/CFS patients and a mother who is the caregiver for her homebound daughter with ME/CFS.

For more information, www.MassCFIDS.org

Live music on stage 7-7:30pm

Friday & Saturday: Lysha Smith – relaxed electronica