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Princeton Garden Theatre

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Address: 160 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone Number: (609) 683-4656
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Now operated by a new, non-profit contractor under the auspices of Princeton University, this two-screen cinema now presents a hybrid of independent and foreign cinema, mainstream... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
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Princeton and Charlottesville
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Princeton, New Jersey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I love going to catch a movie here. For one they have usually a good selection despite only having a couple screens. Secondly, it is run as a non-profit. Thirdly, the staff are always friendly. Finally, it is right in the heart of Princeton, so easy to combine with dinner or drinks.

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Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Princeton Garden is now under new management as of the fall of 2014. I think the improvements have finally made this into a great independent movie theater. The renovations are nice and improved the comfort, but the biggest change it he programming. The Garden routinely gets the best indie films around and always offers special screenings of class films... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

So enjoyed seeing Gone Girl at the Princeton Garden Theater. Loved the feeling of "community" with the others in the audience before and during the movie. None of the fancy bells & whistles of the giant, impersonal multiplexes but who needs those anyway! And, they have GREAT POPCORN with REAL BUTTER!!

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Princeton and Charlottesville
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Now operated by a new, non-profit contractor under the auspices of Princeton University, this two-screen cinema now presents a hybrid of independent and foreign cinema, mainstream cinema with an artsier blend, and curated classics. The lobby and concessions (including good fresh popcorn) are much improved. A welcome change!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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150 reviews 150 reviews
54 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The theatre itself is fine and is a nice place to watch an independent film - the seats are comfortable and it's nice to not have to sit through commercials (they only show one trailer and no corporate ads). But when we asked for a cup of tap water at the concession stand, the staff person wouldn't give us one,... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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170 reviews 170 reviews
62 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We enjoyed seeing a movie with our family in this theatre. Good atmosphere. Wish there was better parking!!! We will go back again and again.

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Fords, New Jersey
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200 reviews 200 reviews
114 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place has a history. The history starts with the building next to it "Bainbridge House". The old doctor who lived there when "Washington came to town" days, would invite the traveling productions to stop and stay in his home. The price, of course was to put on the play that night. Hence the name of the theater became the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

If you want an original theatre experience, then go here, not expensive, typically american, and late night films.

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New Jersey
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Quaint...convenient. No off-street parking but there are plenty of side streets and several lots in Princeton...

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149 reviews 149 reviews
44 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This theater only plays two movies at a time. The movies are sometimes good, sometimes bad. The seats are pretty comfortable, but definitely not the best. While the cushion was fine, I didn't really have that much leg room. The bathrooms are clean. They are also a little pricier than most main stream movie theaters. If you are looking to... More 

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