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Salem Cinema

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Address: 1127 Broadway St NE, Salem, OR 97301-1123
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+1 503-378-7676

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Art films, YES!!

SALEM Cinema is a very nice place to see some off Hollywood pics! They show films that are often mind provoking and intellectual and most patrons are VERY respectful of the movie... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

SALEM Cinema is a very nice place to see some off Hollywood pics! They show films that are often mind provoking and intellectual and most patrons are VERY respectful of the movie experience! A real treasure in Salem.

Thank Garloc
Salem, Oregon
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We enjoy our movie outings at the Salem Cinema. It is a three theatre venue, which specializes in indie films. The snack bar is unusual in its selection of goodies, including very fresh cookies and coffee. There are small tables and chairs in the foyer for chatting pre-movie. The film selection is good and it is a great place to... More 

Thank Marilee F
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

The Salem Cinema is a treasured Salem institution. An independent cinema, it gives the community access to a wide variety of films from around the world, and the wonderful movies that The Big Guys think they won't make money on. The theatre building on the inside is a wonderful evocation of the Golden Age of Cinema, and has three screens... More 

Thank ExTourOperator
Salem, Oregon
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

This theater is a charming small theater with 3 screens. We always enjoy going to Salem Cinema for more low budget "indie" films that the big theaters pass by. Easy parking in the back. Always my first choice when we are trying to decide where to go to see a film!

Thank Judy L
Salem, Oregon
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

This establishment has been around for a long time in different locations in Salem. It now resides in a newly refurbished part of town, just north of downtown Salem. Parking is a breeze as there is a large lot behind the theatre and there are several restaurants and bars nearby for the after-movie discussion. The theatres are small, the chairs... More 

Thank Karen H
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49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

this theatre plays 3 quality shows at all times. It's hard to choose so i choose them all at different nights of the week. This is an independent theatre that deserves local support. Central location and close to a great wine shop and great pizza. Quality snacks and beverages are offered at the theatre. Salem Cinema also gets the animated... More 

Thank travelinrabbit
Salem, Oregon, United States
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

My wife and I LOVE Salem Cinema! The viewing theaters are small and intimate, the prices are reasonable and you can get real butter on your organic popcorn. The staff and owner are friendly and the theatre is really nice looking. The restrooms are always clean and the clientele are polite and respectful of their fellow movie goers. Salem Cinema... More 

Thank Steve72650
Salem, Oregon
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56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

I have enjoyed every movie experience at Salem Cinema. Intimate and charming it is comfy and the sound is great. It is always good to see the owner there and she often speak prior to the movie if she has some good info. Great coffee and snacks. I have never been disappointed there.

Thank elenicnm
Salem, Oregon
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Always a great selection of movies. This is the only theatre we go to. It's intimate and welcoming. With excellent popcorn too!

Thank PacifcNW
Omaha, Nebraska
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64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We enjoyed the Salem Cinema. Throwback ambiance with popcorn for reasonable price. Also sold cookies at snack bar. We saw "Grandma" there. I am told movies tend to be indies and old classics. Fun to go to movie theater that reminded me of my childhood and teen years.

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