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Bantam Cinema

115 Bantam Lake Road, Route 209, Bantam, CT
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Bantam
Type: Theaters, Movie Theaters, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Aug 7, 2014
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband took me to this cinema while we were dating. It was a perfect date night...dinner at Woods Pit across the street and a movie at Bantam Cinema. Its very quaint...we loved the area so much we bought a house!!

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NW Connecticut
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My husband and I love this movie theater and go at least once a month. Even though anyone with an iPad can download films on demand these days, there's nothing quite like the old-fashioned experience of seeing a film on the large screen, in a small intimate theater. There's nothing fancy about the Bantam Cinema: the two side-by-side theaters are... More

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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Buy your ticket and take a seat. The ticket seller turns off the music and turns on the movie projector (which is really a fancy DVD projector). Small, comfortable theater in an old barn. The oldest move theater in CT--catering to a lot of New Yorkers who have weekend homes in the area.

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I love going to Bantam for a movie, but both viewing rooms are small and do fill up, so get there early on weekends and opening nights to avoid craning your neck because you had to sit in the front row. I have been there often when every seat is taken...and sometimes can't sit with who I came with. That... More

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nj, usa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

After visit to Lake Waramaug in the afternoon, we drove to Bantam to watch a movie at the Bantam Cinema. The theater is small and lovely. The attendant was very friendly. The selection of movies was good.

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New York City
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Thank goodness there are still a few independent movie theaters so one can find films that appeal to an older (not teen) audience. Small theater and screen, but at least there is the opportunity to see non-blockbuster films.

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Torrington, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

easy to get to,films not seen at your large cinemas,close to great restaurants and vineyards,great shopping in nearby litchfield

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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91 reviews 91 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I really like the Bantam Cinema because it has that small town flair the the old movie theatres used to have. The concession stand is excellent -- lots of fresh homemade goodies and they do a lot of special days with celebrity speakers.

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New Preston, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Bantam Cinema is like having your own private screening room. A true gem in Litchfield County. Not to be missed!

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Morris, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We live close by and go here all the time. We love their movie selections (unique; they steer clear of the block-busters that you can see everywhere else). Small, intimate, not a bad seat in the whole house. WE LOVE IT!

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