Upstate Films, is both an economic anchor and a cultural magnet, contributing to our communities vitality and uniqueness. The 75,000-plus filmgoers who attend our cinemas annually patronize local merchants before and after the show. Upstates pioneering spirit encouraged other arts groups, including The Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society, the Cocoon Theater, and the Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center to locate in the area. In the face of stay-at-home, privatizing innovations, Upstate delivers a public experience. It is a place to experience the variety of larger-than-life international cinema where, sitting with ones friends and fellow moviegoers, we share entrance into new worlds, experiences, and cultures. Our programming on both sides of the Hudson, in Rhinebeck as well as Woodstock, explores and highlights important social realities, cultural phenomena, and aesthetic movements, and enriches our audiences lives. For Upstate, film has always been more than passive escapism; it is an art that benefits from being experienced with others.