|Address:||957 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, USA|
One of the best little secrets of Rochester. Granted, theres some seats that need repairs, and the place may not look like much, but they offer you a double feature for $5, and $1 refills on popcorn and drinks, so how can you complain? Besides, once the lights are down, the movie and sound quality are great, so whos looking at the paint on the walls!? Jim behind the concession stand is one of the nicest folks youll ever meet. Hes also an artist-- look for his work lighting up the screen pre-show. I believe this is place has the record for longest time continuously open as a cinema for the USA-- but if Im wrong, its still been a staple for Rochesterians since long before I was going to see movies. Currently theyre trying to fund raise to cover the loan they had to take to convert to digital, so if you can afford to make a donation, please do! Oh, and the cinema cat!!! This place has a resident kitty who loves having her crowd come to make a fuss over her. The current kitty, Sue, the one-eyed wonder is quite the character, and I still mourn the previous feline, Princess, whod been my movie lap-cat for many years. Dont worry if you dont like cats-- these kitties have enough admirers that even their fans dont always get to spend time with them each visit, so you wont be hounded by a cat if you dont want to be. :) Not sure if they still have the family quiet room available in the balcony, but that was always a great room to reserve for folks who came with small kids, so they wouldnt disrupt the movie for everyone else. Had a couple dates up there in my youth, when it wasnt reserved for babies or wee ones, and theres nothing like snuggling on a couch in your own private little viewing room.
This cinema is the best! Every week they post great movies for the movie goers. My lady and I live just a few hundred yards away. And we absolutely love it. The people that run and operate this cinema are the most kind and polite people you ever what to meet. Theyre right on the ball to help you in anyway. We are both seniors and we love the discount. But if we had to pay full price it would not matter we love it here! And let me add the popcorn is excellent! Keep up the great work guy. Sincerely Jim&Deb
A Private User
We go as often as possible. Everyone is so nice there, the prices are reasonable when buying food and there is just nothing I dont like about it! Sometimes trying something new can feel a bit strange but take a chance and spend an evening. We always take a blanket and pillow (to sit on) because a double feature can take its toll. But its the kind of place where you can do that without a second look.
A Private User
Sadly I am moving from Rochester and this theater will be something that I cannot replace... Great movies at great prices in an atmosphere that big-budget theaters will never recreate. It is an independent, family-run place with a passion for movies. Sure the seats and theater are a little old, but if you give this South Wedge gem a try, you will come to love them just as I did!
Its like stepping back in time. Double feature for less than the price of one movie elsewhere. Popcorn and drinks have a discount refill and the other snacks are also priced out of another era. The ambiance is interesting to say the least. More of a Deco facade, the seats also seem to be from another era but nothings perfect. Come on out and maybe the cat will sit in your lap?
Although the cinema doesnt have the reclining chairs that many theatres do today, it is my favorite place to see a movie. Students only pay 3 dollars, and you get to see TWO movies. This is a fraction of what other local theatres charge. All of the concessions are reasonably priced as well. Me and a friend have made it a tradition to come to this theatre and you should too!
The Cinema is a community cornerstone. The film selections are thoughtful, the owner and staff are gracious, and the prices are unbeatable. I particularly like the broad range of films that play here, from gritty independent films to massive studio blockbusters. If you want to stay up to date on current movies without spending a fortune, this is the place to go.
Really cool, old school homey, neighborhood movie spot. It has the potential to be much more if theyd get their social media interaction out of the dark ages. We saw Wonder Woman at a matinee for $3. That place should have been packed with families . There were less than 20 people. All shortcomings were made exponentially better by the staff. Great job guys!
Great place to watch a double feature for only 5 bucks!!! Generally all new releases, but they will throw in an older movie like a late rocky horror picture show. Snacks are every reasonably priced. Very chill, local feel. Please support them as they have been around for a long time :)
Love this place. Grew up attending flicks there and still do. All these big franchise theaters aint diddly squat compared to the experience you get. People who live in the city love the idea of not having to go out to the burbs to go see a film. Theres nothing like the Cinema!!
A Private User
We love the Cinema, great prices, people and ambience....but the most unique fixture of this lovely old theater is Princess, the Cinema cat. She sits on our laps and roams up and down the aisles...it makes us feel right at home!
Double feature sometimes include brilliant foreign films which I would never hear of otherwise. THERES A KITTY!!! Decently priced snacks which is awesome for a theater. Its been around for forever all around awesome place
ALWAYS an outstanding selection of films. KUDOS to the person(s) selecting the films. I live in NYC and always enjoy going to The Cinema Theatre when in Rochester - AND MAKE AN EFFORT TO DO IT EACH AND EVERY TIME!
A usual DOUBLE BILL every weekend for $5!! Old fashioned SINGLE theatre. Unlike multiplexi where U hear the next movie over. On site kitty kat. An enjoyable movie nite spot. Excellent date place. Cheap snax.
Beats the Little by great tasting cheap (money wise not quality) popcorn. Cheap drinks. Comfy seats. Great sound. $5 ???????? Seriously????? Sad the kitty has passed away. She was a sweet cat.
$5 for a double feature $.075 for popcorn and drink refills, the popcorn is delicious and the atmosphere is very comfortable friendly staff. Cant wait to meet the theater cat. Will be returning here.
Excellent popcorn, excellent lemonade, incredible prices for a first run movie. A great neighborhood movie theater atmosphere. A terrific bargain to go anytime to escape for a couple of hours!
A Private User
Prices are extremely reasonable and they have double features. Food is inexpensive and good. Management and workers are very nice. There is also a roaming cat. It is a very comfortable place.
Joseph P. Carlino
Great place for movies entertainment. Great movies shown. The popcorn is real with real butter made on the spot and its priced reasonable. I like it much better than the fancy ones in town.
Great small neighborhood movie theatre. There arent many of these types of places left and this one is a gem. Double feature for $5. Owners are great. Extraordinarily unpretentious.