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“Go for the experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Latchis Theater

Latchis Theater
Brattleboro, VT
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Brattleboro
Type: Movie Theaters, Theaters
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Owner description: A 900-seat movie theater that is architecturally outstanding.
New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Go for the experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The old theater is really something to see. However, sitting for two hours to watch a movie isnt as comfortable as the nice new roomy theaters. We stayed at the hotel next door which I would ratea 5, good rooms and great value.

Visited September 2012
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Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

With a lot of local movie theaters closing down, it's so much fun to attend movies at the Latchis, especially in their large theater with the painted murals. The general manager who sells the tickets is always pleasant and professional. He always seems to be there when we visit the theater about three times a year. They also have a new marquis out front. Keep up the good work!

Visited August 2012
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Exceptional local movie palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Through the past 10 years, the Latchis has been operated and patiently restored by a local non-profit, now called Latchis Arts. Still first run movies, but also live events with talent from near and far. Also in the complex, a hotel, a restaurant and shops. The murals in the main theatre by artist Louis Jambor, of scenes from Greek mythology, are not to be missed - check out the zodiac tile work in the lobby!

Visited August 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Latchis Theater, an historic gem in Brattleboro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Latchis Theater (part of the Hotel building--see my other review on the hotel), consisting of 4 viewing facilities, was opened in 1938. Its classical Greecian design will take you back to the grand years of motion picture theaters. A lifesize statue of the goddess Hebe welcomes you to the theater complex and then....Presto! You're sinking into historic seats in a traditional movie theater back in 1938, living the vision of the founder, Demetrious Latchis, surrounded by fine Greek architectural and symbolic statuary and details. Price of a movie is about 1/2 typical city prices. The hotel/theater complex is the focus of the nonprofit Latchis Arts organization, and the Preservation Trust of Vermont. It's a destination worth planning for a day trip or a weekend in southern Vermont. Oh--one important detail: the marquis was destroyed by a semi-tractor trailer in early August (and hit again by another truck the next day), and will be replaced sometime in early September 2013. Tip: Pick up a free reproduction brochure of the original Opening Event and postcards showing the original interior back in the day.

Visited August 2012
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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“Great old theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

The seats need to be replaced but the popcorn and art deco decor is fantastic.

Visited December 2011
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