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CinemaSalem

One East India Square, Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-1400
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Ranked #17 of 41 Attractions in Salem
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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English first
Mass
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wow, this place is lame. We saw a movie on a screen the size of the one my parents have at home. The price for a ticket wasn't reduced, but we had to sit on folding chairs in an exit hallway. Horrible. I won't be going back.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Comfortable seats,cup holders, yummy popcorn and they use real butter!!! The video and audio is excellent, and have never had to deal with people using their cellphones during any movies we have seen @ Cinema Salem!!!!

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Salem, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Small and friendly. Movies are usually current. Parking in garage very near theater. Qing of my favorite spots

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I live nearby and the convenience of it is appealing. I also try to avoid the large cinemas at the malls. I like the coffee cafe right outside it, which is fairly new. Unfortunately, this place does need some updates, as it is showing lots of wear and tear, and hasn't been updated for quite some time (especially the bathrooms.)

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Salem, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Cinema Salem is a lovely little local theatre. It has three regular theatres and a smaller, 18-person viewing room that I think is typically used for independent films or their own historical films about Salem and the North Shore, which locals and visitors alike should see. My friends and I love coming here, not only because it's convenient for us... More

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East Fishkill, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Small theatre, but really nice set-up. Tables and chairs provided, while you wait for movie theatre to open up for seating. Snack bar is fully stocked, including popcorn with 'real' butter. Theatre was clean and well taken care of.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Old style movie theater, locally owned, not a major chain. They have a small cafe, and put real butter on their popcorn. Great spot to see a movie. They also run a film festival in early March, and have a screening room for "artsy" movies/shorts.

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New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I saw the History of Halloween and could not wait for it to be over as I was falling asleep. The movie theater I was in could only fit 18.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

One of a rare breed, a locally owned, downtown cinema. They recently installed new sound and new digital projection, so you can have a great experience here and they carry both the big shows and the art house shows. Also occasionally show some vintage classics!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Independent Movies are amazing, because they aren't films that you can see anywhere or on some dvd, they have a special unique magic that you can find right in those special spots you can find in your travels. This institution is one of those such places, where there plenty of unique films you can watch there in 3D! It is... More

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