The Big Picture is committed to supporting our community with educational presentations/workshops, early and late season farmers' markets, fundraisers, and concerts just to name a few.

We strive to offer local and organic produce in our café as well as VT meats, cheeses and coffee. 

Please contact us with your ideas and in the meantime, check out other great Mad River Valley buisnesses and happenings through our MRV Chamber Website!




The Big Picture Theater and Cafe & Green Mountain Global Forum proudly present a benefit for American Civil Liberties Union:Celebrate Freedom of Expression. 

George Orwell's classic novel begins witht eh sentence, "It was bright cold day in April, and the clock were striking thirteen." On April 4, 2017, independent movie theaters across the US and Canada are participating collectively in screening of "1984" starring John Hurt. April 4th is the day that Orwell's protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a fobidden dairy. All participating theater owner are jointly programming this remarkable film as a way to show solidarity for the importance of the National Endowment for the Arts as a beacon of free speech and crative expression through entertainment. This event provided a chance for communities around the country to show thier unity and voices be heard. Free Admission. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the ACLU. 



Other great happenings!


Film is a powerful educational tool. Not just to keep children still or to introduce media studies topics, but to bring alive subjects that can seem very remote from today's world.

The Big Picture Theater & Café believes in the value of the cinematic experience and  to continue its effort to provoke critical thinking, start conversation, and encourage action through film.

Big Picture has tremendous resources of films that cover a wide range of curriculum areas such as environmental studies, social studies, literature in film, world history, religion, and political science. In working with the MountainTop Film Festival, The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and other organizations we have the ability to offer a vast library of films and materials.

We offer an opportunity for schools and other educational institutions to organize screenings, Q&As and use related curriculum guides.

Our vision is to ensure that young people in Vermont have the opportunity to learn about film in all its richness and creative possibilities.

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Featuring Anthony Santor & Friends

First  Sunday of the month! Enjoy the Valley's best brunch specials, Bloody Marys, mimosas and live, local jazz with Anthony Santor & Friends!