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Address: 160 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone Number: 16092791999
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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, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This theater shows a lot of independent film that's not available on main stream movie theater. Great place to go after dinner in town.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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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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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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 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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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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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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Address: 160 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone Number: 16092791999
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton

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