Whether you’re directly in downtown New Haven or in the surrounding areas you’ll find a great array of movie theaters to go to. It doesn’t matter if it’s winter, spring, summer or fall, the movie theater is always a popular place if you’re local or just happen to be visiting the area.
Nothing beats viewing the newest flicks on the mega screen while being surrounded by the delightful aroma of a fresh box of popcorn and a cold drink.
A little trivia tidbit about theaters in New Haven. One of the first movie theaters was the Roger Sherman Theater built in 1926 on the property of the Rialto move theater which was destroyed by a fire years earlier in 1921. It later became the Palace Theater in 1984 until that closed in 2002. Construction is now under way to bring the 2,000 seat Palace Theater back to life. It is expected to open in April of this year with live music concerts.
Most of the movie theaters in the New Haven feature stadium seating settings, digital projection and wheelchair accessibility. Other theater amenities that may also be available are listening devices, cafes and game rooms. In a hurry and don’t want to wait in line for tickets? At many of these theaters you can purchase your tickets online and have them sent directly to your cell phone or print them at home. Tickets may also be picked up at self kiosks.
Here’s the list of movie theaters in and around the New Haven area:
1. Criterion Cinemas – 86 Temple Street, New Haven CT 06510 – 203-498-2500
2. Regal Branford Stadium 12 – 325 E. Main St. Branford CT 06405 – 844-462-7342
3. North Haven 12 – 550 Universal Drive North Haven CT 06473 – 203-234-8100
4. Connecticut Post 14 + IMAX – 1201 Boston Post Road Milford CT 06460 – 203-878-8037 or 203-783-1404
5. Madison Art Cinema – 761 Boston Post Road, Madison CT 06443 – 203-245-3456
6. Holiday Stadium 10 Cinemas – 970 North Colony Road, Wallingford CT 06492 – 203-265 6911
7. Cine 1-2-3-4 – 371 Middletown Avenue, New Haven CT 06513 – 203-776-5546