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Gilson Cinema & Cafe

354 Main St, Winsted, CT 06098-1640
+1 860-379-5108
Review Highlights
Great Date Night

This venue offers a great way to enjoy a movie. You can relax with a drink and some food while... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Wendy D
Movies and dinner

Love eating, drinking and watching a movie, all in one place, one setting! The Gilson has been... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Karen W
Winsted, Connecticut
via mobile
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“date night” (6 reviews)
“full bar” (5 reviews)
354 Main St, Winsted, CT 06098-1640
+1 860-379-5108

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This venue offers a great way to enjoy a movie. You can relax with a drink and some food while watching a top-rated movie. This review received 4 stars because the menu is mediocre. The popcorn, however is delicious!

1  Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Love eating, drinking and watching a movie, all in one place, one setting! The Gilson has been around for many years. Never disappointed

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great movie, good food, reasonable price!! Get there early for big name movies....we actually prefer the upstairs; much smaller environment, but because of the closeness to the screen, it actually felt more like a big screen experience.

1  Thank rustyj50
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I always enjoy this theater. There is plenty of seating and the movies are first run. It's great to have a cocktail during the movie. The food is average but this place is really a great night out!

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Seen multiple movies here. They updated some of the seating. Very comfortable and a very different and unique way to watch a movie. Full bar and a decent food menu.

Thank Kristopher K
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a unique experience. The theater is small, old and funky. The screen isn't straight. You sit in comfortable chairs with plenty of leg room and your table in front of you with waiter service during the film. It is basic bar food with...More

2  Thank Judith303
Reviewed 24 August 2016

the owner is a nice guy,the service is great,the food is great,cant ask for anything better.the only place i go to watch a movie.

1  Thank Gary653
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Drinks and dinner while you watch a great first run movie!! FANTASTIC! Nice menu,good service and just a wonderful unique night out.

Thank brad4dus
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

One of the most unique dinner experiences you will find in Connecticut. It's located in the heart of a quiet little New England town. The building itself was an old movie theatre that has been converted into a restaurant, but here's the twist.. They still...More

Thank nsgasbarre
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The Gilson is one of our favorite places to go out to on date night. No place better to kick back have a drink, grab something to eat and watch a movie.

Thank tina06098
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