The stars aligned in Hollywood to celebrate the best of cinema that 2019 had to offer at the 92nd Academy Awards in February. Bong Joon Ho’s film Parasite made history, taking home four Oscars including being the first foreign-language film to win the prestigious Best Picture award. For people interested in seeing these critically acclaimed films, sometimes it can be difficult to find local screenings or even find time to get to the theater. But, with screenings arranged by The Knolls’ Cultural Arts Department and transportation provided by our shuttle bus, seeing the latest films has never been easier!

Residents of The Knolls often find themselves at the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) in Pleasantville, New York. The Knolls’ partnership with the JBFC gives our residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy world-class films and other unique performances regularly. Our residents frequently enjoy the two JBFC series that The Knolls sponsors: World Stage on Screen, a series in which both live and prerecorded international theater performances are broadcast; and Senior Afternoon Cinema, a group of films specially curated by the JBFC programming department to appeal to Westchester seniors.

Residents at The Knolls have the chance to regularly enjoy top-rated films thanks to the community's partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center.

A recent trip had residents making a tough decision between seeing Dark Waters, starring Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay; Knives Out; or A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood, starring Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actor, Tom Hanks. No matter their choice, the complimentary tickets to each screening are very much appreciated by The Knolls’ film buffs.

In addition to those series, The Knolls’ residents also enjoy regularly scheduled trips to other theaters to see what’s current in the world of cinema. All of our theater trips have a very devoted following, with a core group frequenting nearly every screening.  Elizabeth M. is one such devotee, who particularly relishes the opportunity to see live performances on screen. “I absolutely love the opera,” Elizabeth, who has been a fan and supporter of the Metropolitan Opera for many years, says. “I find the live screenings so wonderful. It’s given me an opportunity to see performances I never would have otherwise. Not only from the Metropolitan Opera, but the London Opera as well!” As you can see, there are plenty of reasons for The Knolls’ resident cinephiles to rejoice. The Knolls’ location in beautiful Westchester County makes it easy to enjoy art from around the world. With a variety of local theaters and close proximity to New York City, you don’t have to miss catching even the most obscure independent film in theaters. Call 914-461-4517 or click here today and learn how you can join The Knolls community and enjoy the show. Just don’t forget the popcorn!

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