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Howell Theatre

141 S 3rd St, Smithfield, NC 27577-4539
+1 919-938-1201
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HISTORIC AND OLD MEMORIES

This walk in theatre was here in 1954 when I moved to Smithfield. It has been modernized and still... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Clyde G
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Smithfield, North Carolina
Very nice and reasonable

What do you do when it's cold and dreary outside? Try some place new. And Howell Theater was a... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Tim C
,
Raleigh, North Carolina
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“older theater” (2 reviews)
“matinee” (3 reviews)
“powell” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
141 S 3rd St, Smithfield, NC 27577-4539
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+1 919-938-1201
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This walk in theatre was here in 1954 when I moved to Smithfield. It has been modernized and still presents the best in local entertainment and enjoyment.

Thank Clyde G
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

What do you do when it's cold and dreary outside? Try some place new. And Howell Theater was a good place to end up. The theater dates back to 1935 but has been completely renovated with modern seating and sound system. There are 4 theaters...More

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

No more than $4 per person for current movie favorites with matinee and summer day special pricing. Great popcorn!

Thank Carol B
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is my favorite theater to go to. They do specials during the summer for kids Tues,Weds, and Fri 10am $1 movie and they have a snack deal too. You will have to go to there website to view schedule on summer 10am deal. Changes...More

1  Thank Femommy
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Very affordable ticket prices & reasonably priced snack bar where they offer low cost refils & a typical variety! The theaters are smaller than most "corporate run" Movie theatres but all the seats are comfortable and they all offer a good view, the screens are...More

Thank Mrs_F523
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Having always resided in Johnston County, this theatre offers great movies at great prices. I love history and this building certainly has a lot of charm you won't find in newer cinemas.

Thank James W
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

This small theatre is located in downtown Smithfield. Personnel is very friendly. A little pricey, in my opinion, for old movies, but still very nice.

Thank Jose M
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

This theater has good prices and the snacks are good as well. However its nothing like the newer theatre, its in an older building and could use a remodel. The staff are always friendly and the screen and sound are average. If you wanna see...More

Thank Terica M
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

I enjoy going to the Howell theater because the movies are less expensive and it is somewhat nostalgic. Reminds me of when I was a little boy.

Thank ReadyToReview
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

Second time here - always enjoy the prices and LOVE that I don't have to watch inappropriate previews from other movies - a true family benefit!!

Thank RicN22
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