Posted March 1, 2024


Anthony Hopkins’ One Life ; After the Golden Age: Movie Musicals Since 1955; Restored & Rediscovered: A Film Preservation Film Festival; and more  


Pleasantville, NY – March 01, 2024 —The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural institution, announces the debut of Take 3 Wine Bar & Café, set to open on April 11 on the top floor of the Theater. The culmination of the recent theater renovation project, Take 3 Wine Bar & Café offers moviegoers the opportunity to enhance their filmgoing experience with an array of local delicacies including cheese boards, muffins, mac n’ cheese, fine wines, craft beer, coffee, hot chocolate, and juices, all against the backdrop of captivating art exhibitions. Boasting kid-friendly fare as well as non-alcoholic beverage options, Take 3 Wine Bar & Café is also the perfect place for families to kick back and relax after a JBFC Kids Saturday screening.  

The opening coincides with the JBFC’s dynamic lineup of spring films and events, complemented by the unveiling of an exhibit showcasing the legendary Bill Gold’s iconic movie poster designs. Featuring timeless classics such as Casablanca, Mystic River, Camelot, and many more, this exhibit promises to immerse visitors in cinematic history. 

Take 3 Wine Bar & Café has been made possible thanks in part to a generous gift from JBFC Board Member Ginny Gold (Bedford Hills) in honor of her husband, Marty Gold, who passed away in 2017. A wine connoisseur and the President and CEO of Martin Scott Wines, Ltd., Marty was a member of the JBFC Board of Directors for many years, serving as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. This marks the final stage of the JBFC’s Refurbishment Project, which was made possible by the David Swope Fund, Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council, Jon and Nancy Bauer, and many generous donors. 


Take 3 Wine Bar & Café 

JBFC patrons can elevate their moviegoing experience by “coming early or staying late” to discuss films while enjoying food and drink with other filmgoers in a space designed by JBFC Board Member Laureen Barber (Pound Ridge), co-owner and designer of Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The JBFC also engaged a local architect, James Coleman (Pleasantville), on this project. Seating will accommodate up to 85 people. Take 3 Wine Bar & Café is open to the public and ticketholders during the hours of operation on Thursdays from 4:00 to 10:00 and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 10:00. 

“Last spring, we completed renovations on our three original theaters, and now we are thrilled to introduce Take 3 Wine Bar & Café to our patrons,” said Mary Jo Ziesel, JBFC Executive Director. “This exciting addition reaffirms JBFC’s commitment to being a dynamic cultural destination where art, community, and now a delightful selection of food and beverages come together. Our aim is to provide a welcoming space for our patrons to gather, converse, and savor moments before or after enjoying a film.” 

“The expertise and creative touch of Laureen Barber, a dedicated board member, has been invaluable throughout this project. Laureen’s design sensibility has truly shaped the ambiance and aesthetic of the space, transforming it into a place of comfort and elegance,” said JBFC Board Chair Lynn Sobel. 

“I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Ginny Gold, who has played an instrumental role in bringing our vision of the JBFC wine bar to life. Ginny has shown incredible generosity and foresight by choosing to honor Marty’s passion for wine in such a meaningful way, ” added JBFC Board Chair Lynn Sobel. 


It Takes a Village: Locally Sourced Food & Beverages 

Take 3 Wine Bar & Café’s menu will feature sandwiches, salads, pastries, charcuterie, mac n’ cheese, pretzels, and baked goods from local businesses including Second Mouse Cheese Shop, Irving Farm, Posh Pretzels, Feel Good Booch—and renowned New York City restaurant Balthazar. The beer will be sourced from the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company as well as Soul Brewing Company, along with cider from Thompson’s Cider Mill. The wines include a selection of reds, whites, rosés, and sparkling.  


NEW EXHIBIT: Bill Gold: 70 Years of Iconic Movie Poster Designs 

Offering an unprecedented glimpse into the private collection of Bill Goldarguably the best movie poster designer of his timethis exclusive exhibit is curated by his widow and collaborator Susan Gold (New Canaan). It will feature one-of-a-kind original illustrations, alternate poster designs, and interesting behind-the-scenes stories spanning seven decades of iconic movie classics, from Casablanca to Mystic River. We encourage visitors to explore the exhibit and learn about Bill Gold’s visionary approach to creating some of the world’s most unforgettable movie posters. The Jane Peck Gallery, adjacent to Take 3, is open during Theater operating hours, seven days a week.  


A Perfect Pairing: Spring Programs and Take 3 Wine Bar & Café 

This spring will be a busy one at the JBFC as we welcome new, hotly anticipated first-run films like Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two and Anthony Hopkins’ latest One Life, among many others. Limited series His Song: A Harry Belafonte Retrospective continues through March 19, highlighting the life, legacy, and cultural contributions of a true trailblazer, while weekly series JBFC Kids marches on with “Dino Month,” boasting family-friendly screenings of Jurassic Park in 3D, nostalgic favorite The Land Before Time, and more. New series After the Golden Age: Movie Musicals Since 1955 kicks off March 10—marking the start of our second Cinema Studies program presented in partnership with the Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts—and continues with Sunday screenings of fan favorites through April 21.  


The JBFC celebrates Earth Day later in April with three Focus on Nature special events, while in May, the JBFC will screen Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi for the first time in its history. May will also see the advent of Restored & Rediscovered: A Film Preservation Film Festival—an ambitious new venture designed to not only offer screenings of newly-restored and rarely-seen films, but also highlight the extensive and labor-intensive work of film preservation by celebrating the institutions, organizations, and individuals who are saving cinema’s past for future audiences.  

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