Tributes to Philip Seymour Hoffman
Updated: Tuesday, March 4 2014, 03:09 PM EST
Rochester, N.Y. – Memorials for Philip Seymour Hoffman stretched from Rochester to New York City, Wednesday night.
In New York City crowds gathered for a candlelight vigil at Labyrinth Theater where Hoffman was a company member and the former artistic director.
Broadway dimmed their lights to honor Hoffman.
The Geva Theater in Rochester dimmed their marquee as well.
At The Little Theater in Rochester, movie goers took a moment of silence to reflect and honor Hoffman’s life.
“It was so sad and I prayed for him at church and I was just shocked like everybody else was,” said Father Jim Callan who was at The Little Theater. “I just thought he was a master, he could portray so many different characters he just had total self-confidence, total self-confidence, he just got into the role and just made them come alive no matter what role he played.”
“It's just too bad,” said Margaret Wittman. “Here's someone who has so much to give and he had such a remarkable talent.”
It’s talent that will continue to live on screen, in a body of work that's familiar with the theater.
“It feels like every time he released one it played here,” said The Little Theater shift manager Bernie Rivera. “I mean from indie to even mainstream ones, it seems like he always made his way to The Little.”
The Little will hold another moment of silence for Hoffman on Friday before each movie.
They are planning a tribute to Hoffman at the end of the month.