Madison Art Cinemas

771 Boston Post Road,
Madison, CT 06443-0270

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fred1 on November 29, 2016 at 4:43 am

A nice article

CinemAFuchs on November 12, 2007 at 5:39 pm

Madison Art Cinemas recently launched a completely redesigned website that includes an insightful slideshow with classical music:

shoeshoe14 on September 14, 2007 at 7:15 pm

This was listed in the New Haven Advocate’s Annual Manual. “Beloved, comfy two-screen theater in downtown Madison that screens indie and foreign flicks. Arnold Gorlick and his staff add care and a personal touch to everything from the sound system to the concessions.”

There’s a pic at the bottom half of the front entrance and marquee with Screen 1 showing Anne Hathaway is Jane Austen, Becoming Jane and Screen 2 with Broken English, Mature Romantic, Two Days in Paris.

thebigfoist on September 12, 2006 at 12:16 pm

I worked at the Madison Art Cinemas back in the day (as in, from 1999 until the time I graduated high school in 2001), and I can safely say it is the best establishment that I’ve worked for. Arnold poured his heart and soul into the place, and it showed. The crowds were great, and the environment was, too. I’ll never forget when we brought “Saving Grace” through, and at almost every showing I’d peak my head in the doors at certain points in the film just to catch the crowd’s laughter explosion. Not a bad sound system, either. Go ahead and ask Arnold. He may have a thing or two or three hundred to say about it. Power to the M.A.C.

MSchuster on December 28, 2005 at 11:41 pm

I am anxious to see Protocols of Zion. The web site for the movie states that you will be showing the movie on January 8. Is this correct? Do you have the times for the showings? Can tickets be purchased in advance? We will be travelling from RI. Thank you.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on December 25, 2005 at 2:32 am

I just visited this theatre for the first time, since it was showing the acclaimed Brokeback Mountain, which wasn’t playing yet in the Providence area and which I wanted to see badly. The movie is a miracle and unforgettable. Madison is about 80 minutes from Providence, near where I live, and about 20 minutes or so north of New Haven and about five minutes from the nearest I-95 exit. The theatre is plain but comfortable and pleasant. The village of Madison has real character, the scent of upscale, and there are some fine retail shops and coffee shops. There is a café in the theatre lobby as well. Here is a photo of the exterior.

ZARDOZ on December 31, 2004 at 6:33 am

A tip of the hat to Mr. Gorlick and this wonderful little art house cinema. In 1998, I went to the Madison Art Cinemas with a friend whom I was dating at the time. We went to a 9 pm show in the dead of winter. When I dropped off my date at her house in New Haven, she was shocked to find that she left her pocketbook and keys at the theater. (How a woman can forget her pocketbook is beyond me, but this is what happened.) So, here it is nearly midnight, and we called the theater in the odd chance that there might be somebody there. As I recall, Mr. Gorlick was staying late doing some bookkeeping and he answered the phone. He said the pocketbook was safe and sound, that he lived in the New Haven area, and would be happy to drop it off for her on Whalley Avenue, saving us a 40-mile round trip. I have been a steady customer of the Madison Art Cinemas ever since. Great guy. Great little theater. Now, if only they would offer real butter on the popcorn…

kevinmsmith on October 11, 2004 at 5:12 pm

I worked at the Madison Theatre from 1980-1984. Me and the other high schoolers who normally worked the candy counter and took tickets all helped with the renovation/twinning. It was actually twinned in 1983. We did a lot of the tearing out of the old material and we put up the sheet rock on the two outer walls. I found a petrified rat on the old gym floor that ended up on someone’s pillow in a dorm room in New Haven.

The manager at the time we twinned it was Ed Marcolini of Saybrook. He took over from the old manager, Dudley Warnes, also of Saybrook. Dudley was in his 80s when I started working there. In 1982 Dudley became ill and Ed moved over from Saybrook Theatre as manager.

The previous comment is correct. It was Bonoff’s Theatre at one time. I have a postcard from the 1930’s showing the front of the theatre confirming this.