It’s been said that if you say the word “Beetlejuice” three times, he will appear. Well get ready, Rochester! The George Eastman Museum has announced that Golden Globe Award winner, Academy Award nominee, and America’s favorite Batman—actor Michael Keaton—will introduce a screening of Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 1988) at the Dryden Theatre on Wednesday, June 8, at 8 p.m.

An actor with forty years of experience in television and film, Keaton has brought to the screen a cast of quirky and unforgettable characters. Beetlejuice is often cited as one of Keaton’s own favorite films.

The Beetlejuice screening will include a brief introduction by Keaton. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online starting June 1 at Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. In addition to online, tickets may be purchased at the museum’s Lipson Welcome Center during regular museum hours. Pending availability, tickets will also be available the day of the screening at the Dryden Theatre box office when it opens at 6 p.m. Please note: No passes or discounts will be accepted. General admission; no reserved seating. No autographs.

Keaton will be in Rochester to accept the museum’s highest honor in motion pictures, the George Eastman Award, at a ceremony on June 9, at 8 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre. The ceremony will feature a conversation with Keaton and a video compilation of his work, followed by a gala reception in the museum. The event is open to the public and tickets begin at $100. Limited tickets remain. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Keaton has appeared in more than forty films throughout his career, including contemporary classics Clean and Sober (1988), Batman Returns (1992), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), and Jackie Brown (1997), all of which will be screened at the Dryden during a special Michael Keaton film series this summer. He will next appear as McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc in The Founder, which will be released nationwide on August 5 by The Weinstein Company.

About the George Eastman Award

Since its founding in 1947, the George Eastman Museum has championed the creativity, history, and preservation of cinema and photography and their related technologies. The George Eastman Award was established by the museum in 1955 to recognize individuals who have made a distinguished contribution to the art of film. The George Eastman Award was the first lifetime achievement award given by a US cultural institution to honor cinematic work of enduring value. Since its inception, the award has recognized more than sixty actors, directors, and cinematographers.

About the George Eastman Museum

Founded in 1947, the George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the largest film archives in the United States, located on the historic Rochester estate of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography. Its holdings comprise more than 400,000 photographs, 28,000 motion picture films, the world’s preeminent collection of photographic and cinematographic technology, one of the leading libraries of books related to photography and cinema, and extensive holdings of documents and other objects related to George Eastman. As a research and teaching institution, the Eastman Museum has an active publishing program and, through its two joint master’s degree programs with the University of Rochester, makes critical contributions to the fields of film preservation and of photographic preservation and collection management. For more information, visit

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