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Address: 160 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone Number: +1 609-279-1999
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We show first-run films of high artistic quality. We’ve added special...

We show first-run films of high artistic quality. We’ve added special programming like classic Hollywood and foreign language films; filmmaker appearances and lectures; Saturday kids matinees; and theatrically broadcast events such as from the National Theatre in London. We endeavor to improve the quality of hospitality and service from the theater’s staff.

The Garden is operated as a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity. All revenues, memberships and gifts are reinvested in the theater.

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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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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

excellent service. nice little theater. just like good old days. Staff at the theater were really nice . old world chram with new world technology. you can book online and do not have to print if you have smart phone. environmental friendly.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Best Feature: 20 minutes of previews - GONE! Good audio, viewing perspective. But the seats were very uncomfortable. We moved from our original seats to find the second set equally uncomfortable. We would have moved again but the place started to fill up. Staff was very nice. Ticket girl, concession staff, ticket taker - all very pleasant. Restroom was very... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Charles Z
Princeton, New Jersey
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 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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1 Thank SwissScrivs
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Matt S
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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1 Thank Sharon W
Princeton and Charlottesville
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 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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2 Thank CavalierJCS
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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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225 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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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Thank RannJ
Fords, New Jersey
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 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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