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Bantam Cinema

115 Bantam Lake Road, Route 209, Bantam, CT
+1 860-567-1916
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It's cute, but

With small screens and uncomfortable seating, it is outrageous that they charge $12 for a matinee... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Woodbury, Connecticut
a great quaint movie house

We go to the cinema quite often as it is an art cinema and plays an eclectic array of films not... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Yolanda F
Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
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115 Bantam Lake Road, Route 209, Bantam, CT
+1 860-567-1916
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

With small screens and uncomfortable seating, it is outrageous that they charge $12 for a matinee! What would be quaint, if mildly inconvenient (like parking difficulties, slow service, etc.), becomes annoying when paying such a high price. At the very least, a senior discount would...More

Thank kppr
David K, Owner at Bantam Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

I am sorry to hear about your experience. Monday through Thursday we offer the following reduced price tickets: Wednesday Matinee: Adult ($7) Senior ($6) Wednesday and Thursday Evening: Adult ($10) Senior ($9) We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

We go to the cinema quite often as it is an art cinema and plays an eclectic array of films not seen in the run of the mill theater.

Thank Yolanda F
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is the opposite of a multiplex theatre. It's old, it's small, has good sound, not the largest screen, and seats that could be more comfortable. That said it's a more intimate theatre experience. while not necessarily best suited to modern, hi-tech blockbusters the older...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The oldest running cinema since 1927! Great movies off the beaten path. Old fashioned and you'll love it!

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

Thank tangohampton
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
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
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
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
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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