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“Fun way to mix up your date night” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gilson Cinema & Cafe

Gilson Cinema & Cafe
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Winsted
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labradoodle30
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Fun way to mix up your date night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

Who doesn't love having dinner while watching a movie! This is a great way to mix up your typical date night movie outing. The theater isn't super modern or classy and the food is your basic burger/sandwhich type of menu, but it's still worth it for the experience and price. You'll get your meal for under $10 and the movie tickets are cheaper than a regular theater. Definitely a place we'll go back to frequently.

Visited July 2012
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English first
Barkhamsted, Connecticut
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“nasty”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

I have been going to the Gilson for years-I have not been in about a year-What happened the food is awful! 4 of us ordered and none of our meals were good. The turkey salad pita used to be so good now its cubed turkey lunch meat-it was awful!!!!

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Nice way to watch a movie and eat/drink”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

Come watch a movie in the old mill town of Winsted, CT -- convenient stop in between Hartford and Tanglewood -- and enjoy a drink and decent pub food, all at good prices. Two current feature movies, both in old-style movie theater spaces where they have pulled out about 80% of the seats, reconfigured the remaining movie seats into clusters of 2 or 3 or 4, given you tons of leg room, provided friendly service -- all in a relaxing, upbeat setting.

Visited April 2012
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Connecticut
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great movie watching experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

We love going to the Gilson, usually on Friday nights. The food is decent, you can order a glass of wine or beer and enjoy a meal and a movie without a kid sitting behind you kicking your seat. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the movie to get your seat, order something to drink and your dinner and absorb the atmosphere. The seats are very comfortable. I tell everyone I know about this unique experience.

Visited April 2012
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Terryville, Connecticut
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6 attraction reviews
“Best way to see a movie”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2012

A great set up , to sit in a comfortable chair and have a table in front of you . Order lite dinner fare and a drink and sit back and enjoy the movie.

Visited November 2011
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