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Address: 115 Bantam Lake Road, Route 209, Bantam, CT
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+1 860-567-1916

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Come Here to See QUALITY Films

A gem of an old-time movie theater in a converted barn. This is the place to go to see mainstream quality films. Oscar-nominated alongside indie films with smaller scale releases... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Litchfield, Connecticut
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Litchfield, Connecticut
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem of an old-time movie theater in a converted barn. This is the place to go to see mainstream quality films. Oscar-nominated alongside indie films with smaller scale releases. Two theaters. Limited showings. Fresh popcorn & snacks available. I purchase gift cards for this place for birthdays, thank you gifts & special occasions all the time. So charming.

Thank tangohampton
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We often go here to see the latest movies most recently LaLa Land. It is small and basic with not a great screen or sound system but it is adequate. Paid $12 to sit on a folding chair because it was crowded

Thank CtKarmic
Kent, Connecticut
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We love the organic popcorn and real butter! Get there early theatre can get crowded. Great selection of indie movies!

Thank Robin D
Litchfield, Connecticut
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175 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We live near by and it gets most of the latest movies. They do not really offer any discounts for the kids. The chairs are not the most comfortable but it is just a nice little place.

Thank Chris H
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great, cozy place, showing films to grown ups .I believe it is one of the oldest movie houses in Ct.

Thank sheinbrot
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Lovely old fashioned country movie theatre, with two screens, and some carefully chosen indie movies, as well as some more popular ones. So glad a place like this exists. Wish it was closer to my home.

Thank Randolph T
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Bantam Cinema has been around since at least the 1960s showing movies. It now has two screens and shows the non-block buster films you want to see but are often never offered at the chain movie theatres. It also shows Academy Award nominated movies. Ticket price is comparable (or less) than chain theatres. Nice snack bar, too.

Thank Shannon D
Litchfield, Connecticut
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179 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Great selection of current movies and some that are on the 'hard to find' list. Definitely the place locals love.

Thank Jocey63
Monroe, Connecticut
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84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

If you're wondering if there's an alternative to yet another cement movie theater in a shopping mall, head for the Bantam Cinema. As soon as you enter this red wooden New England building, you'll feel that you're more in an inviting home than a one of today's typical movie theaters. It's a unique experience and a joy to add to... More 

Thank Tom A
Hartford, Connecticut
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79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

A great little movie theater showing two shows. Make sure you get on their email list for listings and overviews of movies being shown and upcoming. They often feature foreign films as well. And, lots of nice places to eat in Bantam.

Thank RCC_21

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