SoNo Cinema

15 Washington Street,
South Norwalk, CT 06851

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WilliamBeran on October 1, 2010 at 8:58 am

Brian was cool…really hands-on owner. I believe he relocated to North Carolina. They rented videos in their lobby, and this was the only video outlet I was ever able to find a copy of “Antonio das Mortes” in.

KennethJacowitz on August 11, 2010 at 12:28 am

Great theatre. The Sono would have great double bills, like the one I saw in late 1982, “Cutter and Bone” and “Winter Kills”, foreign films like “Hail Mary” which played for weeks despite the protests, smoke and stink bombs, bomb threats, etc. I spent an even with Kevin, one of the employees, drinking beers and listening to threat after threat as they were left on the answering machine, hours after hours.
And of course midnight movies like “Rocky Horror,” “Liquid Sky” (particularly popular in Connecticut), “The Forbidden Zone” and many, many others I am so lucky to have seen.
Kudos to the owner/programmer Brian Fox, and his great staff starting with Kevin!

Ken Jacowitz

boerumhill1849 on July 16, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Here is the link to a pay NY Times article about the SoNo in 1980 trying to stay in business while showing various films.
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br91975 on December 7, 2007 at 3:42 pm

The SoNo Cinema received some coverage in a June 1987 Newsweek article, discussing the struggles of revival cinemas across the U.S. in the face of the then-VCR boom.

shoeshoe14 on December 7, 2007 at 2:41 pm

This theater had 350 seats.