|Address:||354 Main St, Winsted, CT 06098, USA|
Dinner theater like no other. Sit in pairs of comfortable chairs with small tables. Order food, drinks, excellent desserts and enjoy a (usually) first run movie. Make a reservation or get there early, popular movies sell out. Smaller theater upstairs so you have two chances to have a great time. Dinner for two including drinks and movie run a minimum of $50, plus tip. Typical meal for me is a cup of clam chowder, sausage and pepper sandwich, pitcher of beer or soda and the not to be missed hot fudge sundae.
Went with a friend, and had dinner. I will never again buy a glass of wine though. $6.00 for a tiny wine glass, 4-ounces is my guess. I was absolutely astonished that I was charged that price for what I got. The sandwich was worth the price, however. The movie was good, seating was comfortable and the view great! Nice folks all around so there was no talking and other pointless noise happening. Price of wine was not the waitress fault and she was very good with us all. Would love to go again.
The Gilson is unique. It runs first run movies as you have a waist affordable to bring you drinks, appetizers ans/or dinner. It is tavern fare, Ive found a number of items that are pretty good. The Chilli is about the best Ive had (including Texas). The best part is you get to have dinner and a movie between 6 and 9, try that anywhere else. Its a must try!!!
I love the Gilson! I come to CT several times a year for work and a night at the Gilson is always on the agenda. Unpretentious, fun, first run movies now, great house drinks and a surpising number of menu options. Its a uniquely communal experience and I just wish I had a Gilson where I live.
James Murch Eschert
A lot of fun. We saw a movie upstairs - havent been in the part before but it was great. Their menu is much larger then it used to be, reasonably priced and the food is very good ! We had the chefs salad and eggplant parmesan sandwich - both very good. Highly recommended.
One of a kind, great night out that wont break the bank. Dinner theaters are hard to find no matter where you live, we are blessed to have this one. Owner operator cares and is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. Worth every penny!
It seems to be a comfortable/intimate venue but you never know if its open or not, they should put an open sign outside, not a lot of traffic in and out of there.
A Private User
Only theatre/resturant in state. Beautiful setting, amazing food & drinks. Mexican restaurant next door. Best movie going experience and atmosphere.
We had a lovely time-enjoyed the food along with the movie "Hidden Figures". Great way to spend a rainy Saturday evening. Would highly recommend.
A Private User
I go to there about 5 to 6 times a year. I have never been disappointed. Great movies. Great atmosphere. Great food and drinks. Great night out!
This is a very nice retro theater. They play current release movies. Food is fair but you dont come here for the food.
A Private User
A bit rough around the edges, but grab a beer and you wont notice.
Unique! Had a great time and looking forward to returning soon!
A great evening out -- Dinner and a movie in the same place!
Great value, movie and dinner, drinks. Very relaxing.
This is The Best Place To Go!