Press Releases

PRESS CONTACT:  Lori Zakalik, 914.773.7663, ext. 434 - lzakalik@burnsfilmcenter.org

Thank you for your interest in the Jacob Burns Film Center. Please click on the links below to view recent press releases.

March 6, 2015

Jacob Burns Film Center Announces the Opening of Two New Theaters

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today the unveiling of two new theaters, bringing the total number of screens in the cinema complex to five. The completed construction marks the end of the first phase of Jacob Burns Film Center’s campaign Building on Success, Fulfilling a Promise to our Community. The theaters will officially open to the public on Friday, March 6.

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Jacob Burns Film Center Announces the Opening of Two New Theaters

October 20, 2014

Jacob Burns Film Center Takes Another Step Forward in Responding to the Need to Redefine Literacy

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announces the launch of a groundbreaking interactive digital education platform. The new website features informative and engaging applications for the general public, as well as resources especially designed for classroom use. With the vast majority of information today being delivered visually, the JBFC continues its commitment to developing programs that build on traditional literacies of reading, writing, listening, and speaking—to develop a mastery of viewing, creating, and interpreting the screen images that surround us.

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Jacob Burns Film Center Takes Another Step Forward in Responding to the Need to Redefine Literacy

August 5, 2014

Jacob Burns Film Center Announces Expansion with Two New Theaters and Renovated Gallery

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that construction has begun to add two new theaters on the third floor of its cinema complex. The new theaters will provide JBFC with 80 additional seats. The construction is contained within the existing footprint of the building and is expected to be completed by January 2015. The JBFC Theater will remain open during construction.

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Jacob Burns Film Center Announces Expansion with Two New Theaters and Renovated Gallery

July 29, 2014

Jacob Burns Film Center Receives Support from Con Edison

Con Edison continues its partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) through a generous contribution for Visual Literacy Education Programs which will benefit more than 12,000 Westchester County students in year-round programs at the JBFC’s Media Arts Lab as well as in schools, after school settings, and during the summer.

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Jacob Burns Film Center Receives Support from Con Edison

June 23, 2014

Sounds of Summer Music Documentaries at the Jacob Burns Film Center

The annual “Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries” series at the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) will kick off on July 10 with a multimedia event of rare film clips, live music by Tom Chapin and Mike + Ruthy, and conversation highlighting the life of the late Pete Seeger, followed by a reception and more live music from the Shovel Ready String Band. The series ends on August 31. Guests include Beatles expert Scott Freiman, Ukrainian pianist Irena Portenko playing Chopin etudes, jazz legend Dick Hyman, radio personality Dennis Elsas, musician Woody Mann, baritone Thesele Kemane, and many more.

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Sounds of Summer Music Documentaries at the Jacob Burns Film Center
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