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Bantam Cinema

115 Bantam Lake Road, Route 209, Bantam, CT
860-567-1916
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Bantam
Type: Theaters, Movie Theaters, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Sep 13, 2014
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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NYC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 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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