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Address: 115 Bantam Lake Road, Route 209, Bantam, CT
Phone Number: 860-567-1916
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old movie house

Friendly staff. Roomy and clean. Fits the small Town atmosphere. Great eating establishment next door, Went on a Sunday afternoon show. Not small attendance. Would go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Oakville, Connecticut, United States
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Oakville, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff. Roomy and clean. Fits the small Town atmosphere. Great eating establishment next door, Went on a Sunday afternoon show. Not small attendance. Would go again. Ticket on Sunday afternoon a little high ($11). No Senior discount on weekends

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Who needs the chain cinemas when you can go to the oldest "art-movie" theater in CT? Always comfortable and on time, locals abound, excellent prices, snacks and a feeling of home-theater. Great to be here and I hope they never close!

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Scarsdale
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I don't go to the movies often, but when I do Bantam Cinema is my favorite theater. I hate the big theaters that are so impersonal and noisy. Bantam Cinema is quaint, small and quiet. It is my type of place.

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Avon, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We've been to the Bantam many times. It's a very small theater showing art cinema films which are sometimes hard to find elsewhere. Very cozy. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Sign up for their email list and they will email you each week with information about the films and schedule. We have found out about many great films... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Old fashioned comfortable small theater with well chosen films. Only problem is not enough 4pm showings!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It is such a pleasure to go to the Bantam. When I have been there it has always had interesting movies. I love the real, old-fashioned popcorn. The theatre is very comfortable in a cosy, homey sort of way. The staff are friendly and do their jobs well. It is a great bargain for the money, and worth going out... More 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I really love going to the Bantam Cinema. I drive there from Great Barrington, MA even when all the nearby theaters to me are playing the same films. The overall experience at Bantam is so unique, the theater has such ambiance and is such a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The staff is very kind and helpful as well. The quality... More 

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Watertown, Connecticut, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Have been a fan of Bantam Cinema for a long time. Small, old, comfy barn like place to see interesting movies. Spent an afternoon there watching a documentary, Casting By, about Marion Dougherty the woman who created the position of Casting Director for movies, and her disciples. It was filmed for HBO. Following the showing there was a Q&A conducted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We've now been to Bantam Cinema twice and seen two wonderful movies in a small but comfortable setting. The only slight negative is that the theatre could use a bit more air conditioning or if not more coolness, more airflow...other than that it was 5 star - and even if it doesn't change, we'll be back! I, too, recommend the... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Been to Bantam Cinema quite a few times and always enjoy it. The movies they play are always of interest and they have delicious fresh baked cookies, coffee, milk. Can't go wrong! This is what going to the movies was like before the sixties!

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