Chelsea Theater Virtual Screenings


As you know, the Chelsea Theater may be closed for now… Down but not out! Because our Virtual Screenings


During this challenging, unprecedented time, we hope you are all safe and healthy. We can’t know when our communities will emerge from isolation, but for now, the Chelsea Theater has begun to share with you weekly virtual screening experiences that are beyond those you can find on the many streaming platforms available.

Please note – Each one may:

  • Require you to access the film through different links
  • Be available at different viewing times
  • Have different ticket prices, as these will be set by the distributors and not the Chelsea

Your support will help the Chelsea weather this challenging time while theater screening rooms are closed. Join us from the safety of wherever you are! A portion of your film rental or purchase will be shared with the Chelsea!



Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
Year: 2019
Running Time: 131 minutes
Country: Brazil, France
Language: English and Portuguese with English subtitles
A few years from now… Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community. The mercenaries just may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau.
$12 for 5-day rental. (Revenue shard 50/50 with the Chelsea). LIVE Q&A following the film on April 1st! Click this link at 8 PM ET on 4/1. You can click the Set Reminder link in advance. 


In THE WHISTLERS, not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off.

“A funhouse of cinematic mirrors. ‘The Whistlers’ makes reading subtitles not just vital, but fun.” — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“If the Coen Brothers were Romanian, they might have made ‘THE WHISTLERS’.” — A.O. Scott, The New York Times

‘‘A daffy and dazzling crime film. Taut and constantly surprising, the film breathes new life into staid genre conventions.” —


Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams). But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. To make matters worse, she clashes with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate a growing tension between Frances’s moms. Amidst her tempestuous personal relationships, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and shit-shows of becoming a part of someone else’s family.

“A revolutionary overhaul of how women are depicted on-screen in the winning indie comedy about a 34-year-old nanny and the questionable choices she makes.”

For the regular Chelsea member price of $7, you can see SAINT FRANCES for a 3-day rental period. 50% of the proceeds go to the Chelsea!


Earlier Announcement: March 18, 2020

Dear Friends of the Chelsea,

In line with current Government and Public Health guidelines, we have made the decision to close the Chelsea until May 15, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control’s current recommendation.

Although our theater is dark, you, our valued members and patrons are in our hearts and minds.  You can look forward to hearing from us soon via E-news and Facebook and our website.  We intend to stay connected and will do our best to entertain, inform, and inspire you with pertinent film related articles and programs.

As we navigate this new reality, we will be grateful for your memberships and financial donations. Your support is especially appreciated during this time and will help the Chelsea to reopen with minimal disruption as soon we are able to do so.  We’ll send additional information about ways you can help within the next few days.  Meanwhile, here is a link for those who wish to make an immediate gift:

Or purchase a membership with a start date effective upon our re-opening:

Please refer to our website and Facebook page for more news and the latest updates.Please be well and stay safe.
Thank you for your support.

Sincerely yours,
The Board and Staff of the Chelsea Theater

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  1. Just a caution: Korean films are often violent and Parasite is no exception. I watch a lot of movies and I had to cover my eyes a few times. It’s a really good film just be prepared.

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