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Woodstock: The Director's Cut

Come celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Woodstock festival!  Bring your blanket, pack a picnic basket and watch Woodstock: The Director's Cut on the historic field where the festival took place!  This film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and some of the greatest rock 'n' roll performers in history can be seen playing on Max Yasgur's field.  

The four-hour Director’s Cut of the 1970 Oscar®-winning documentary about the landmark music event that featured some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll performers in history is the closest thing to actually being at the Woodstock festival, and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see it WHERE IT HAPPENED!

This event is a fundraiser in support of the preservation of the historic Woodstock festival site. Suggested donation is $5. All ages are welcome, but please be advised that the film is 4 hours long and is rated "R"

General Information: 

  • Parking is free and located at the corner of Hurd Road and West Shore Drive.
  • Guests will enter the event at the Woodstock monument, located at the corner of Hurd Road and West Shore Road.
  • The event is free, but suggested donations of $5 per person are encouraged. Proceeds will be used to support efforts to preserve the historic site. 
  • The Museum at Bethel Woods will be open 10:00am–7:00pm. Check www.BethelWoodsCenter.org for information on the day's events and activities.
  • The movie runs almost 4 hours and is rated "R" and contains some nudity, language, and drug references. Pleased be advised.
  • Pre-movie activities begin at 7:00pm, and the movie will begin at 8:30pm.

Guests are reminded of the following:

  • This will be a non-smokng event. Smoking will not be allowed on the field. 
  • Glass containers will not be allowed on the field.
  • Alcohol may not be brought into the event. Beer and wine will be available for purchase on-site.
  • Lawn chairs may not be brought into the event. A limited number of lawn chairs will be available on-site, free of charge, while supplies last.
  • The field will be cleared after the movie. Overnight camping or hanging out will not be allowed.

Guests are encouraged to:

  • Come early and participate in afternoon activities at the museum. Pre-movie activities on the field will begin at 7:00pm.
  • Bring a blanket, a picnic supper, warm clothing, a flashlight, and a trash bag.

In the spirit of the 1969 Woodstock festival, we want to create a peaceful, joyous event. Please respect your neighbor on the field, enjoy the vibe responsibly, and pick up after yourself on your way out. 



All dates, acts, times and ticket prices subject to change without notice.

  • Aug 15 , 2014
  • Museum
  • Field Opens at 7:00 pm
    Movie begins at 8:30 pm
  • Suggested donation: $5 per person, fundraising for preservation of the historic site
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