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Word is that this theater, one of the two “art” venues in Providence, is on the verge of closing... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
mgerhardt
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Warren, Rhode Island
via mobile
Great Panini and value!

Excellent for lunch and very inexpensive relative to nearby options! Highly recommend!! Check out... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
rustyj50
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Winsted, Connecticut
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14 May 2018
“Needs support”
25 Aug 2017
“Great Panini and value!”
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Enjoy dinner and a movie at this unique theater.
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204 S Main St, Providence, RI 02903-2909
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Word is that this theater, one of the two “art” venues in Providence, is on the verge of closing. But as attendance at a recent screening of RBG showed there is a market for quality “small” films. It would be a loss.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mgerhardt
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent for lunch and very inexpensive relative to nearby options! Highly recommend!! Check out the soups! The lentil soup was outstanding!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank rustyj50
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A nice art house cinema that show offbeat films, including animation, foreign, and children's movies. You can eat there and they serve beer. The seating consists of comfy couches for two and more typical seating. A fun time.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank BRCanning
Reviewed 17 June 2016

The folks here were very friendly and helpful. Served up a great meatball panini while we were waiting for film to begin. Self serve popcorn a nice touch. Comfortable couches in an intimate setting for viewing a movie. Would recommend to anyone. Either to eat...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank littlerhody64
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The was part of the tour of Rhode Island School of Design by our grandson who attends as a grad student. Very historic theater, very comfortable seating. Theater is also utilized by RISD for some classes. Enjoyed a spinach and brie pannini. Delicious combination for...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank BlueridgeCharlie
Reviewed 11 April 2016

A gem. Even priced cheaper than the typical cinemas. Friendly staff; clean theatre (no sticky furniture or floors); and good selection of treats including draft beer, sandwiches, bagels, coffees, and popcorn - the latter is refill as many times as you like and you season...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank JoeHouston52
Reviewed 9 November 2015

I stumbled in here to take in a movie during a couple of free hours and could not have been happier. Great staff, lovely movie, nice space and - when I got out of the movie - I had a delicious sandwich! If I ever...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Ilana K
Reviewed 29 October 2015

This place is very cool and different from any classic café. It's got its own cinema, and cinema themed locals. The panini they serve is fantastic! Only draw back is my wish for a more enthusiastic and friendly staff.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank MarcusGC
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is a fun way to view a movie. Usually featuring clectic shows, easy-going crowd in the heart of Providence.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank renat6
Reviewed 10 September 2015

I have been going to the Cable Car Cinema since the '80's. It is an art house cinema, playing the lesser known, low budget independent films. Many of the films also have an international flavor. Before the show you can grab a little something to...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank John A
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