Pelham Picture House Opens Bronxville Location


Len Elmer

The Bronxville annex of the Picture House opened in early February.

Casey Creutz, Co-Editorial Director

The Pelham Picture House celebrated its centennial in 2021 alongside the high school, two major historic landmarks of the town. Despite the impact COVID-19 had on movie theaters, has expanded, adding a second venue in Bronxville.

Bronxville’s Bowtie Cinemas movie theater, has long sat empty and unused in the heart of Bronxville’s small, but bustling block of businesses. Closed since March of 2020, many believed the theater would never open its doors again. The Pelham Picture House Regional Theater, and new owner Clay Bushong, have revived the Picture House once at risk for demolition, and created a center of education and community united around film. After hearing of the fate of Bowtie Cinemas, they decided to expand the film culture of the Picture House by bringing it to another town in Westchester. The new theater, which opened on February 11, will focus on independent films.

The Pelham Picture House as well as the new Bronxville location share a small-town, mom and pop charm, and both Bronxville and Pelham can look forward to enjoying two centers for creativity in challenging, post-COVID world.