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Address: 115 Bantam Lake Road, Route 209, Bantam, CT
Phone Number: 860-567-1916
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Old fashioned movie going, the way it should be.

Lovely old fashioned country movie theatre, with two screens, and some carefully chosen indie movies, as well as some more popular ones. So glad a place like this exists. Wish it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2016
Randolph T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Lovely old fashioned country movie theatre, with two screens, and some carefully chosen indie movies, as well as some more popular ones. So glad a place like this exists. Wish it was closer to my home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Bantam Cinema has been around since at least the 1960s showing movies. It now has two screens and shows the non-block buster films you want to see but are often never offered at the chain movie theatres. It also shows Academy Award nominated movies. Ticket price is comparable (or less) than chain theatres. Nice snack bar, too.

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Thank Shannon D
Litchfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Great selection of current movies and some that are on the 'hard to find' list. Definitely the place locals love.

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Thank Jocey63
Monroe, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

If you're wondering if there's an alternative to yet another cement movie theater in a shopping mall, head for the Bantam Cinema. As soon as you enter this red wooden New England building, you'll feel that you're more in an inviting home than a one of today's typical movie theaters. It's a unique experience and a joy to add to... More 

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Thank Tom A
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

A great little movie theater showing two shows. Make sure you get on their email list for listings and overviews of movies being shown and upcoming. They often feature foreign films as well. And, lots of nice places to eat in Bantam.

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Thank RCC_21
Roxbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

It's not big and the parking may get sketchy when there's a popular movie but the Bantam is an area treasure. The snacks are fabulous and the service is friendly. Where else can you go to the movie a little late and have the ticket clerk give you a brief synopsis of the beginning of your movie before you head... More 

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Thank Magicwoods
Salem, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Nice theater - small, but get there early and you will get a seat. Sometimes you can hear outdoor or next theater sounds if your movie is quiet, but overall a great experience. Like the semi self-service food and homemade cookies.

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Thank Brooksiders
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This theater is adorable, but nothing special otherwise. A great spot for a film on a rainy day, but don't expect anything high tech.

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Thank Carrie E
Bethlehem, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Quaint small theatre without the teenage crowd. Love that it is rural and close to home. Fresh organic popcorn and drinks available. Love the old photos in the ladies room. Movie goers are invited to review each film on the white board.

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Thank lynnmbaker
Litchfield, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I have lived in this area forever and Bantam Cinema is a local treasure, but the quality of my experience watching "A Walk in the Woods" was severely compromised by three different people using cell phones within a couple seats iof me. I moved seats twice, but there was no escape. I'm being charitable about the two different groups that... More 

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