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Address: State Street, Montpelier, VT
Phone Number: 802-229-0343

Old-fashioned, downtown movie theater.

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Getting Frayed Around the Edges

The movie theater shows all the first run films one would expect. However, the seats are worn and the overall feel of the theater is dated. If you go to theaters in Williston or... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2014
Montpelier, Vermont
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This theater is a classic right next to the State Capitol Building. It is like stepping back in time when you enter. They don't make theaters like this anymore and I am glad this one is still around!

Thank Bonnie H
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Theater was well maintained and very clean. Comfortable seats and pleasant décor. Current movies available which was a plus in a small local theater!!

Thank Ruth P
Montpelier, Vermont
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The movie theater shows all the first run films one would expect. However, the seats are worn and the overall feel of the theater is dated. If you go to theaters in Williston or better yet, outside VT, you cannot help but see that this theater is in need of a makeover. We still go here but would really enjoy... More 

Thank MaggieMaeBear
Brooklyn, New York
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108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Lovely theater with a vintage feel to it,old-fashioned.It is very charming,you can get that small town feel.

Thank Rose L
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144 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Went to see Disney Planes with the family, ok film but great old fashioned atmosphere in his ordinal picture house type cinema. We were in a tiny screen as it was not the main feature and there were only two other people in even for block buster there were only half a dozen old timers so felt more like a... More 

Thank HTTcyclist
Saint John, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The theater is old but charming. We were glad they had a theatre and was surprised to see they had 4 or 5 movies showing as the theater doesn't look that large. It's not new so no fancy seats. We were charged $8 for a senior and $11.50 for a regular ticket. It was suppose to be 3-D but the... More 

Thank Darlene M
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Small theater, center aisle, end seats along wall. Now padding this to make 100 characters so they post this review.

Thank shelbyduncan
Vermonville, New York, USA
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

No ice in soda, so I went back thinking it was forgotten. I was told they don't have an ice machine.

Thank Maysmiles
Burlington, Vermont
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I LOVE this theatre and the family that owns it is very, very nice. Between shows though they do not let you in until the entire place clears. It is annoying at best. People have to wait a long time and if they are lucky that would be in the lobby. Frequently you have to wait out in the snow!... More 

Thank 88jjapple88
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Very nice, beautiful theatre. Popcorn excellent. Nice friendly service. It reminded me of how the movie theaters were back when I was younger. Small theatre with hometown feel.

Thank Sally B

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