Quality Inn & Suites Albany Airport
611 Troy-Schenectady Rd.
Latham, NY 12110-2505
Phone: (518) 785-5891
Fax: (518) 785-5805
The Regal Cinemas at the Colonie Center provide a fantastic movie experience at their state-of-the-art facilities. All projections are Digital Light Processing (DLP), so you are assured the best possible viewing of your favorite Hollywood or indie flick.
Spread across 220,000 square feet (20439 square meters), space is certainly not a constraint when it comes to EMPAC. EMPAC stands for Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), an endeavor of the renowned Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Everything about this center is special, for selecting an architecture firm for its designing, a competition was held and the winner was chosen by an expert jury. No efforts are spared in constructing this structure that offers unique facilities and spaces to artists, researchers, art students and others to experiment and innovate in their respective art media. It boasts off a state-of-the-art concert hall, theater with enhanced technology, studios, and workspaces where resident artists can work with the supporting infrastructure at this center. The events held here range from concerts, art expositions, drama, art shows, workshops, and discussion sessions with experts from different fields and so forth. For schedule and other information, check website or call ahead.
The RPI Houston Field House, a multi-purpose arena that hosts many sporting events. Located on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, this place is the official venue for many hockey leagues, games and tournaments. The arena was built way back in 1949 and has been renovated and modified several times to make it the state-of-the-art, well- facilitated venue it is today. The place attracts large crowds during hockey seasons.
Albany is a major stop for comedians traveling the East Coast, mainly because it's right between Syracuse and Boston. Nevertheless, here at Comedy Works, guests come to see emerging and established comedic talent that is hit-or-miss depending on your style of humor. Moreover, the kitchen serves food until closing so guests can grab a bite to eat while enjoying a night of laughs.
The SEFCU Arena has been a part of campus life at University at Albany since 1992, when it was opened at the Recreation and Convocation Center (RACC). Re-named in 2006 as the SEFCU Arena, this facility occupies a prominent role on campus, being the home of the university's men and women's basketball teams, as well as having an indoor track that measures 11 miles (17.7 kilometers). Besides sports, this arena also plays host to local community events like concerts and more. See the website or call to know more.
The Regal Cinemas at the Crossgates Mall provide a fantastic movie experience at their state-of-the-art facilities. One of the projectors is Digital Light Processing (DLP), so you are assured the best possible viewing of your favorite Hollywood or indie flick.
The Linda Norris Auditorium, more affectionately known as 'The Linda' is housed inside an old bank building that has been converted into part of WAMC-FM's broadcast studio. From short films and documentaries to musical concerts and spoken-word, this auditorium provides several eclectic events throughout the week. The events are then broadcast live over the air and online. In addition to entertainment, WAMC also uses the venue as a place to create community relationships with various types of other 'non-artistic' entities, for instance, workshops on business development in low-income districts, social outreach programs and other benevolent endeavors.
The Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, also known as, ‘The Joe’, is located on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College, in Troy, just a few miles from Albany. Named after the former NY State Senate member Joseph Bruno, who acquired the USD14 million required to build the stadium, this baseball stadium is one of the premier venues for baseball in the Minor League Baseball circuit, and is the home of the Tri-City Valley Cats. The architecture firm Clough Harbour & Associates designed this stadium, equipped with a grass surface, and able to accommodate about 4,500 guests. Though the stadium is used primarily for baseball, it does host cultural events sometimes. Call for more information.
The Steamer No.10 Theatre is a non-profit theater that aims to bring some art to the community. The founders chose its name from the non-operational fire station namely, the Steamer No. 10 Fire Station and its former occupants. Today, this 120-seat venue hosts variety plays for children and the entire family. After a complete makeover in 2005, this venue is equipped with comfortable seats, modern lighting and state-of-the-art sound system. The Steamer also has workshops and lecture series for kids, where they are introduced to the fun world of theater and different aspects of the stage.
The TreeHouse is a local basement music venue that hosts a variety of concerts featuring local and touring bands. A basement may seem like it would be an odd venue for a concert, but this where the city's underground music scene truly thrives. As the walls reverberate with the sound of great music, you will find yourself transported to a world where all else ceases to exist. The TreeHouse can be a little hard to find though, so be sure to leave early.
The Madison Theater harkens back to a time when movies were made with smaller budgets and solely on celluloid. Today, the Madison still screens old-school favorites like On Golden Pond, Alien, and Goldeneye. It even shows some films with live music that provides the soundtrack. Always a cool place to visit, the Madison even provides a bit of nostalgia or novelty depending on how old you are.
Jack’s Place is an intimate venue run by the MEISA group of the College of Saint Rose. Known for hosting local indie rock bands, the venue also opens its doors for artists/ bands on tour. The students organize two to three concerts a month, and when they do, a number of students and music lovers flock the house to enjoy the stellar performances. Bands like The Growing Pains, Alta Mira, Nine Votes Short and Drive The Tower have performed here regularly, much to the delight of the rock fans. Call ahead to know more.