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Embassy Cinema

16 Pine Street, Waltham, MA 02453
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Waltham
Type: Movie Theaters
Description: Movie theater that feature a mix of independent films, foreign language cinema and Hollywood favorites.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great local 6 screen theater offering up first run blockbusters as well as great independent pics. Low stress alternative to the mall complexes.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you live in the area, this is a convenient theater (when they play the current release you are interested in, which often does not happen). However, it is relatively expensive considering it is an older theater, is not stadium seating, and is small both in size and in movie offerings. It feels kind of fun to go to this... More

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Acton, MA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Embassy is always there for you when you're trying to see that Oscar flick that's not showing anywhere else. Plenty of parking available and ticket prices are reasonable. It's not one of those older theaters they have NEVER updated (I'm talking to you Newton). While you find stadium seating you will have fairly updated seating and sound systems.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This theater shows a lot of movies simultaneously, but doesn't feel like a big-box movie theater. The movies shown here are generally the more intelligent flicks. Foods offered are the general movie theater fare, and there an outstanding variety of restaurants on Moody Street for movie goers. Also, there is plenty of parking in the garage behind the theater.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

All theaters are on the first floor, but the restrooms are upstairs. There is an elevator. Seats are comfortable with cup holders attached to the seat in front of you. All seemed clean. Embassy screens the better movies that don't come to your everyday cineplex. There is a parking lot just behind the theater with a kiosk for paying. On... More

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Sudbury, MA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It's not like the big megatheaters, and that works for me. Parking is not bad, as there is a lot behind the theater. And there are plenty of restaurants along Moody Street to make this a dinner and a movie place. The movie selection is good, so all in all this works out well for a casual Saturday night out.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Great little theater in the middle of downtown Waltham. We come here often. This is very convenient to get to downtown and has a much better selection of movies. Located off of Moody Street makes it a great place for a dinner and a movie. Will be back again!

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144 reviews 144 reviews
78 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Convenient (and cheap) parking, very friendly staff and a reasonable selection of movies. They used to show a good selection of "artsy" movies, which they now leave to the Kendall (which takes too long to get to.)

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Waltham Embassy Cinema is one of my favorite movie theaters because a) good easy cheap parking b) close to my town of Wayland so right next door c) great movies for film buffs like me, independant and mainstream d) never too crowded so usually get a good comfy seat e) EXCELLENT homemade popcorn with real butter if you prefer. If... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A modern but not over-sized cinema--6 small theaters, I think. A nice mix of blockbusters and smaller films. Typical prices, good food choices (but pricey as they are at most cinemas).

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