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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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Excellent Independent Cinema under new (nonprofit) management

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
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Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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53 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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62 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
112 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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
93 helpful votes 93 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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Princeton, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

great prices, cozy and old-fashioned. they always have a fun, different film playing rather than just the mainstream. it's not fancy, but is clean and gets the job done.

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