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A Classic

Yeah yeah it’s an “abomination” according to one reviewer. It’s an old maid who was once a grand... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
via mobile
A venerable movie house.

The West Newton Cinema is a wonderful place to see movies.The reason is not the glamor of the... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Southborough, Massachusetts
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible22%
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“foreign films”(3 reviews)
“accept cash”(2 reviews)
“mixture”(2 reviews)
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1296 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2001
+1 617-964-8074
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cinema for grown ups with diverse tastes who like to see extraordinary films. Kudos to the management for their always-interesting selections. Recently we saw Juliet, Naked, but we also have taken in Crazy Rich Asians which played downstairs & is the summer...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

An old-fashioned movie theater. Great popcorn - real butter. Interesting selection of movies, from The Incredibles to Indies in Hebrew.

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Yeah yeah it’s an “abomination” according to one reviewer. It’s an old maid who was once a grand dame who has seen many patrons, renovations and incarnations. The carpet needs replacing, the seats are old and the hallways look like a 1950s hospital. But I...More

2  Thank Django65
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

You can't get this experience in a big movie theater. It may not be luxury but it's nice to have an old theater in the neighbourhood. They show quality movies, too.

1  Thank Toscana U
Reviewed 27 May 2018

If you want a change of pace from your overpriced AMC or Showtime cinema experience then the West Newton Cinema is where you need to go. The staff is very friendly there and it has a very comfortable ambiance throughout. They only accept cash so...More

1  Thank RichieP902
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The West Newton Cinema is a wonderful place to see movies.The reason is not the glamor of the theater rather the selection of movies. Many of the movies are foreign films or art films. You will rarely see a blockbuster movie that is shown at...More

1  Thank Ken4747
Reviewed 18 January 2018

BE ADVISED THIS IS A CASH-ONLY THEATER!!!!! ALSO BE ADVISED THERE IS NO ON-SITE PARKING. YOU HAVE TO PARK EITHER ACROSS THE STREET OR DOWN THE STREET. Luckily, if you're like me and didn't know that, there's a bank at the end of the street...More

5  Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 17 December 2017

This theater is not your glossy big-box venue but is what movie theaters are all about for those who want to see great films that may not have wide distribution. The programming is superb, the staff is nice, the popcorn is fresh.

Thank ctmendelsohn
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This cinema has an array of good movies - ones that you want to catch; unfortunately once you get there, the experience changes. If you feel satisfaction watching a great movie...in a rat-house of trash on the floor, pathetic seats, and trick-or-treat via dirt on...More

Thank Saraleah2017
Reviewed 4 November 2017

For film buffs this is paradise, all the best movies come here, it is surrounded by good restaurants so that you can make a day or night of it. It still has the charm of days gone by, yes you have to climb the stairs...More

1  Thank Marianne B
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