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The Big Picture Theater & Cafe

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Address: 48 Carroll Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673-4408
Phone Number: 802-496-8994
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Great spot for good food, music, movies

While staying in the Mad River Valley we came here for a meal and enjoyed both the food and the local musicians. It was good enough that we went back the next day for their jazz... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kevin H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While staying in the Mad River Valley we came here for a meal and enjoyed both the food and the local musicians. It was good enough that we went back the next day for their jazz night plus some huge slabs of cake. Highly recommend this place if you are passing through the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great find recommended by our hotel. The pancakes were fluffy and served with real maple syrup (huge portions so we left with a to go container). Our server recommend the special and we agreed, it was fabulous. The donuts were yummy...combo cake and raised with a maple glaze. Fast and friendly service, a must try if you are in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We went for the movies and were surprised by the quality of food at the cafe. Locally sourced and well-prepared We tried the hamburger and homemade ravioli, washed down with cans of Heady Topper. We'd go back just to dine!

Thank Jennifer U
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a fun, eclectic cafe attached to local theater. Food was very good. Service was great. Love that they have fresh bread made onsite and tons of creative menu options. Bonus: they offer gluten free choices. And don't miss their donuts!

Thank Regan J
Seacoast NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

It's a turn back in time to a simpler way of life. A unique spot to visit that hasn't been spoiled by the commercialism that has become our way of life. Can't wait to go back. The staff is warm and welcoming. I was sad that our timing didn't work to have a meal there, but we watched a movie... More 

Thank misocksgal
Clifton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Where else can you take a full dinner into a movie theater? We visit several times a year and are seldom disappointed. Considering the seasonal location in the shadow of two great ski areas, BP does a wonderful job in this tiny town. We saw one of the best restaurateurs in the Mad River Valley eating here. You've got to... More 

Thank Frank D
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Small with booths with very good food and not too noisy. We did not go to the movie but there was a very good jazz trio. I had the chile which was very tasty and not too hot and my husband reported that his BLT was very tasty.

1 Thank Mamaloschen
White River Junction, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here last year to a wonderfully prepared menu and a great experience so we decided to come again for our anniversary this summer. We saw a good movie and sat down afterwards to a good meal which we expected would be similar to our previous visit. Clearly the menu has been dumbed down and I... More 

Thank Anna F
Brunswick, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Check and double check the times of the movies. I checked online five days ago, again the night before we went, and one last time on Sunday when we were going. The time of the movie on Sunday changed from 5 to 7:30. I was worried and called as the website had three different times listed for the movie.The phone... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I've reviewed the restaurant in the separate listing under "Restaurants" (hint, hint). We took the kids to see a movie and it was a great experience. Popcorn (see title) is outstanding. Theaters are very laid back (comfy chairs and sofas) and you can bring a grown-up beverage in with you.

Thank Edgingin

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