Community Theater

1424 Post Road,
Fairfield, CT 06824

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larryb7313
larryb7313 on December 16, 2014 at 10:40 pm

I contacted them about it. It needs a good amount of work and he was pretty firm on wanting $7500 a month

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm

The summary up top is wrong. The theatre closed in summer of 2011 (9/8/2011) not 2012.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Anyone know of anything going on with this theatre yet?

hometown
hometown on May 15, 2012 at 10:20 am

What a shame. I saw so many movies at the Community Theater as I grew up in Fairfield – everything from Amadeus to Dirty Dancing to Out of Africa and Rattle and Hum. Surely there must be a handful of locals like me ready to rally for this theater! Is anybody looking into re-opening the Community?

greg6363
greg6363 on May 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

The theater is now closed. I was in the neighborhood earlier today and the marquee reads “For Lease”.

movieguy
movieguy on May 9, 2010 at 5:11 am

I live in Rockland County NY, about 60 minutes away from the Community Theatre! I am looking forward to visiting again, after going back in 2002. I missed Hot Tub Time Machine in the souless multi-plex.

They are now screening that motion picture until May 13th. For $4.00 VS $11.50! All one has to do is wait 4-8 weeks for the film to come to the Community.

It is a wonderful theater lovingly operated by a friendly and caring staff!

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on December 14, 2007 at 1:44 pm

The Fairfield City Directory shows the Fairfield Theatre opened in 1920 at 859 Post Road and becomes the present incarnation on 7 Unquowa Road.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on September 25, 2007 at 11:43 am

There’s an old photo of this theater on page 24 in Images of America: Fairfield.

mrbsf1
mrbsf1 on September 10, 2006 at 10:16 am

Here is a link to the CinemaTour website with many interior and exterior photos of the Community Theatre.
www.cinematour.com/tour/us/3927.html

Jim Vecchio
Jim Vecchio on June 6, 2006 at 2:37 am

Thanks, Lost, for your photo. It is a familiar sight as I often pass by it on the way to work. I attended another screening after the one I described above, and there were no problems whatsoever, and all had a great time. This is a community treasure that should be supported.

Jim Vecchio
Jim Vecchio on April 2, 2006 at 11:56 am

I saw that there was a “family friendly” movie playing there today, so I brought along my wife and daughter, who had never been to the theater. It was a little shabbier than I remembered it, but still at least struggling to exist. The theater was manned (or, should I say, “adolescened”) by teens and pre-teens who did all the jobs, such as taking care of the tickets, refreshments, and ushering. The tickets aew $4, a bargain in this age. The popcorn and soda were great and very low-priced. I don’t know if the kids did the projector also, but I was quite surprised to see the movie began at precisely the time advertised…for all of about five seconds. Then, there was a deafening roar and the screen went black. After a bit, one of the teens came into the audiorium and apologized to the audience, stating “there was something wrong with the projector” and “it would be abour five minutes” before it could be fixed. About 25 minutes later, the movie began, shortly beyond the point of trouble. Despite all this, I’m happy to see concerned citizens doing what they can to keep this movie house going, and, if they make good enough movies, I’ll be back.

Jim Vecchio
Jim Vecchio on March 31, 2006 at 2:58 am

I have attended this theater both prior to and following its “twinning”. If there were better movies today,I would frequent it more often, as this is one of the few places you can get a small sense of what movie theaters were like in their heyday.My favorite story about this theater was, approximately 16 or 17 years ago I attended a viewing. When they changed reels, the segue was so choppy that afterwards, I found myself discussing this with one of the patrons and suggesting that maybe they “lost a reel” in the process. Afterwards, I was listening to a review of the movie on the radio and discovered that I had been conversing with the critic herself, who mentioned our conversation in her review!

ZARDOZ
ZARDOZ on December 15, 2004 at 4:27 pm

The only thing sorely missing from this place is availability of REAL BUTTER on the popcorn. Might I suggest making this available, for a fee, of course, at ALL movie theaters?? Not every one of us wants that “buttery flavor” Mazola on our popcorn!

Halo
Halo on August 20, 2004 at 4:02 pm

RobertR – One of the balconies was closed off because there is now an office where the staircase used to be. The only way up to that balcony is up the other staircase which if it were to be used would disrupt the audience on that side if there is a movie running at that time. Hope this answers your question and if anyone else would like any information feel free to email

RobertR
RobertR on August 18, 2004 at 7:31 am

Why is one side of the balcony closed off?

kikimouse
kikimouse on August 18, 2004 at 6:38 am

This is a quaint old theatre in downtown Fairfield and they provide a bunch of special programs for everyone including children, seniors and my favorite “cinemoms” a free screening on Friday afternoons for mothers (or fathers) with babies. Thanks to the volunteers. Check their website for more info – there is a link provided by Knutsen a few posts above this one.

divedog
divedog on August 7, 2004 at 1:41 pm

The Community Theater is a community treasure. They play quite a few foreign films that are hard to find elsewhere, and the price is always just $3. The best thing about it is the downtown location with shops and restaurants nearby. Much nicer than the multiplex theaters with their mall-like atmosphere.

knutsen
knutsen on April 16, 2004 at 3:11 pm

The theatre does have a web site, with showtimes!

RickyPalaia
RickyPalaia on February 12, 2004 at 4:07 am

I have heard there are volunteer oportunities at the theater. Please contact me.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 2, 2004 at 4:36 pm

piggy: View link will get you their showtimes

pammy
pammy on February 2, 2004 at 3:46 pm

and also, i did call (for 45 minutes) and no one picked up the phone and no recording sounded. i was not trying to bash your wonderful theater here, i was just saying maybe it would be nice to have a web site posting. i did not know this was such a sore subject. thank you for letting me know they are in the newspaper, roger. i will look in there next time.

PAULB
PAULB on February 2, 2004 at 3:45 pm

Rhett Butler, and frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.

pammy
pammy on February 2, 2004 at 3:38 pm

well, i have never been so insulted, Paulb! Who do you think you are?