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Everone KNOWS this Thethre is the BEST!

It always has great movies, not blockbusters but quality films. You always see some of your friends.

Reviewed November 13, 2018
sorell2016
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Washington, Connecticut
The OldestContinuous Running Cinema in Connecticut

Jump back to a country cinema in the 30's and 40's . Small, intimate and in winter wear warm... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
DoubleDee2020
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Valletta, Malta
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

It always has great movies, not blockbusters but quality films. You always see some of your friends.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sorell2016
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Jump back to a country cinema in the 30's and 40's . Small, intimate and in winter wear warm clothes. Exhibit not run of the mill Hollywood blockbusters but more thoughtful, thinking persons film far. Many movies not shown at conventional mall Maxi- Plexes. Fresh...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DoubleDee2020
Reviewed January 19, 2018

It's a small town cinema with all the charm. Hey, Danial Day-Lewis visited this cinema when they showed Lincoln. Not many theaters can brag about that!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

With small screens and uncomfortable seating, it is outrageous that they charge $12 for a matinee! What would be quaint, if mildly inconvenient (like parking difficulties, slow service, etc.), becomes annoying when paying such a high price. At the very least, a senior discount would...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank kppr
David K, Owner at Bantam Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

I am sorry to hear about your experience. Monday through Thursday we offer the following reduced price tickets: Wednesday Matinee: Adult ($7) Senior ($6) Wednesday and Thursday Evening: Adult ($10) Senior ($9) We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 4, 2017

We go to the cinema quite often as it is an art cinema and plays an eclectic array of films not seen in the run of the mill theater.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Yolanda F
Reviewed July 18, 2017

This is the opposite of a multiplex theatre. It's old, it's small, has good sound, not the largest screen, and seats that could be more comfortable. That said it's a more intimate theatre experience. while not necessarily best suited to modern, hi-tech blockbusters the older...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BRIAN B
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

The oldest running cinema since 1927! Great movies off the beaten path. Old fashioned and you'll love it!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank U7580BPpaulas
Reviewed April 12, 2017

A gem of an old-time movie theater in a converted barn. This is the place to go to see mainstream quality films. Oscar-nominated alongside indie films with smaller scale releases. Two theaters. Limited showings. Fresh popcorn & snacks available. I purchase gift cards for this...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank tangohampton
Reviewed January 23, 2017

We often go here to see the latest movies most recently LaLa Land. It is small and basic with not a great screen or sound system but it is adequate. Paid $12 to sit on a folding chair because it was crowded

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank CtKarmic
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We love the organic popcorn and real butter! Get there early theatre can get crowded. Great selection of indie movies!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Robin D
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