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Real Art Ways

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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great theater experience

We went to see the film about Maria Callas and everything about the experience was grand. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jer b
Bristol, Connecticut
Superb and eclectic film selection

A year or so ago, Real Art Ways (RAW) hired a new cinema coordinator, Ian Ally-Seals. Since then... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alison L S
Springfield, Massachusetts
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Real Art Ways is one of the leading contemporary arts organizations in the United States, with a record of linking artists, innovation and community. Programs include visual arts, with exhibitions, public art projects, and artist presentations...more
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56 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106-1222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the film about Maria Callas and everything about the experience was grand. The theater itself is very comfortable with wide roomy seats and a very good amount of legroom between rows. There isn't a bad seat in the house. Very friendly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A year or so ago, Real Art Ways (RAW) hired a new cinema coordinator, Ian Ally-Seals. Since then the quality and variety of films shown has noticeably improved, so we are going here more often (about 1/2 hour drive). Films shown are generally "Indie" and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alison L S
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I've been to RAW twice, once for a lecture in the large room and once for a film in the theater. The employees have always been very pleasant and helpful. The theater is small, and as comfortable as any I've ever been to. Shame on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill Z
Reviewed August 21, 2018

The best feature of this theater is that one's head gets in your way due to the configuration of the seating. Some of the best films shown at RAW.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

RAW complements the other art venues in the Hartford area. In the small, intimate space, viewers have a serene place to learn about the work of current artists. I feel that the exhibits are well-chosen to help stretch the mind while also being understandable. It's...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Real Art Ways screens interesting indie movies unavailable in most other theaters and the art installations are often engrossing. The audiences can trend toward an older demographic so the lines often seem to go slowly, but overall RAW is a great place to visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

This is an excellent gallery and theater to enjoy the "off the beaten track" presentations and movies. I went to see " Loving Vincent" 3 times !!! The theater is very nice and the inner gathering spaces are great for private rental parties. Check out...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank GringoAlto2000
Reviewed March 11, 2018

This funky venue in an old typewriter factory is one of the best places for a hundred miles to see foreign and low budget movies. The frequently changing art exhibits showcase local and other avant garde artists. From time to time, there are musical and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Great movie experience to be able to see “Loving Vincent”, which was not being shown in any of the local large cinemas.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Sharon N
Reviewed December 9, 2017

My husband and I were impressed with all that RAW has to offer, and charmed by the small scale and neighborhood feel of the place when we came to see Loving Vincent. Lots of people came early to enjoy the cafe and several art exhibits...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Molly S
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