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Bantam Cinema

115 Bantam Lake Road, Route 209, Bantam, CT
+1 860-567-1916
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The OldestContinuous Running Cinema in Connecticut

Jump back to a country cinema in the 30's and 40's . Small, intimate and in winter wear warm... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DoubleDee2020
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Valletta, Malta
Fun small local cinema

It's a small town cinema with all the charm. Hey, Danial Day-Lewis visited this cinema when they... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
almostACanadian
,
Thomaston, Connecticut
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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115 Bantam Lake Road, Route 209, Bantam, CT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jump back to a country cinema in the 30's and 40's . Small, intimate and in winter wear warm clothes. Exhibit not run of the mill Hollywood blockbusters but more thoughtful, thinking persons film far. Many movies not shown at conventional mall Maxi- Plexes. Fresh...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

It's a small town cinema with all the charm. Hey, Danial Day-Lewis visited this cinema when they showed Lincoln. Not many theaters can brag about that!

Thank almostACanadian
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Reviewed 14 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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Reviewed 1 July 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
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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
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Reviewed 24 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

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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
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Reviewed 20 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
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