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Address: 160 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone Number: +1 609-279-1999
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We show first-run films of high artistic quality. We’ve added special...

We show first-run films of high artistic quality. We’ve added special programming like classic Hollywood and foreign language films; filmmaker appearances and lectures; Saturday kids matinees; and theatrically broadcast events such as from the National Theatre in London. We endeavor to improve the quality of hospitality and service from the theater’s staff.

The Garden is operated as a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity. All revenues, memberships and gifts are reinvested in the theater.

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Great theater

Plays a little t of indie movies that you don't see other places in NJ. Refreshments are mostly natural, has a counterculture vibe. Not the fanciest, but a great place to see off... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 18, 2016
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Cranbury, NJ
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Hightstown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Nice quaint theater in the heart of Princeton that usually shows quirky and/or independent movies rather than the usual selection of "blockbusters"

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Cranbury, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Plays a little t of indie movies that you don't see other places in NJ. Refreshments are mostly natural, has a counterculture vibe. Not the fanciest, but a great place to see off beat films.

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Readington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Aside of the average, main stream offerings this vintage, non-profit theatre also shows classics like Jaws, Casablanca and more throughout the year. Every Thursday during the summer is billed as a "Summer Night" with a different vintage feature each week. Real popcorn with real butter. Hot coffee and tea. This is not your run of the mill theatre. Run, do... More 

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

excellent service. nice little theater. just like good old days. Staff at the theater were really nice . old world chram with new world technology. you can book online and do not have to print if you have smart phone. environmental friendly.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

Best Feature: 20 minutes of previews - GONE! Good audio, viewing perspective. But the seats were very uncomfortable. We moved from our original seats to find the second set equally uncomfortable. We would have moved again but the place started to fill up. Staff was very nice. Ticket girl, concession staff, ticket taker - all very pleasant. Restroom was very... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2015

This theater shows a lot of independent film that's not available on main stream movie theater. Great place to go after dinner in town.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2015

I love going to catch a movie here. For one they have usually a good selection despite only having a couple screens. Secondly, it is run as a non-profit. Thirdly, the staff are always friendly. Finally, it is right in the heart of Princeton, so easy to combine with dinner or drinks.

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Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Princeton Garden is now under new management as of the fall of 2014. I think the improvements have finally made this into a great independent movie theater. The renovations are nice and improved the comfort, but the biggest change it he programming. The Garden routinely gets the best indie films around and always offers special screenings of class films... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

So enjoyed seeing Gone Girl at the Princeton Garden Theater. Loved the feeling of "community" with the others in the audience before and during the movie. None of the fancy bells & whistles of the giant, impersonal multiplexes but who needs those anyway! And, they have GREAT POPCORN with REAL BUTTER!!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

The theatre itself is fine and is a nice place to watch an independent film - the seats are comfortable and it's nice to not have to sit through commercials (they only show one trailer and no corporate ads). But when we asked for a cup of tap water at the concession stand, the staff person wouldn't give us one,... More 

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