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Real Art Ways

Closed Now: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Really Good Venue

I've been to RAW twice, once for a lecture in the large room and once for a film in the theater... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bill Z
New Britain, Connecticut
Great Little Theater

The best feature of this theater is that one's head gets in your way due to the configuration of... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Newington, Connecticut
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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 3 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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

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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.

Thank v0yageur22
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

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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

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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.

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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

Thank Molly S
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Real Art Ways is a great alternative to suburban cineplexes. They show a good selection of indie films in a comfortable small theater with good sound. The concession stand has good pastry and alcohol, and the gallery next door often has interesting exhibitions.

Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed April 6, 2017

We love to see the movies here - generally they are documentaries or independent films and are reasonably priced. The theatre is small and intimate and the art shows are always a treat to see local talent. We really enjoy the space here and come...More

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