Cinema City 4

235 Brainard Road,
Hartford, CT 06114

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SpikeSpiegel6262044
SpikeSpiegel6262044 on January 31, 2006 at 11:30 pm

I remember seeing Snow White a long time ago at this theater.

John Fink
John Fink on September 12, 2005 at 12:30 pm

This is pathtic, the worst theatre in the area. Hartford deserves an Angelika or a Criterion Cinemas, Real Art Ways and Cinestudio are much better than this moldly theatre that probably hasn’t been upgrade since the 60’s, the place smells moldly.

I’m guessing prior to the muliplex boom that took place in Hartford County they got away with this horrable theatre because a.– they were the only theatre showing major art movies (verses Cinestudio which shows art, alternative and some cultrually significant Hollywood films and Real Art Ways which shows art, alternative films and documentaries) and b.– because its compition was the Showcase East Hartford, which is only in slightly better condition. Why upgrade the lobby? I’m there for the theatres, to see a movie, thats where I’ll spend more time.

I’m looking foward to the day it goes dark and Criterion Cinemas comes to West Hartford. I don’t have anything against old constructions but they have to be upgraded and at the very least they should have put in new seats.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on August 31, 2005 at 8:33 pm

It has not been refurbished since it opened many years ago. When Crown took over from Hoyts last year they did nothing other than paint the walls of the lobby.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 31, 2005 at 9:41 am

Hartford is lucky to have this place, plus Cinestudio, Real Art Ways, and the Wadsworth Atheneum for alternative film programming.
I’ve been here, though not that often, having driven out from Providence. I remember seeing The Music Teacher here in October of 1989 and the Moroder-scored version of Metropolis another time. I had heard that the place was becoming a bit tattered with time and am wondering if it has been refurbished at all.