Cine 1-2-3-4

371 Middletown Avenue,
New Haven, CT

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Finest quality films at affordable pricing. Best popcorn, popped right before your eyes, in the center of the lobby. Free parking, easy access from I-91. Good sound, good picture, help is very accomodating.

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ZARDOZ
ZARDOZ on January 1, 2005 at 6:06 pm

It’s been at least 15 years since I visited this theater. The reason I stopped going there, even though I lived nearby for many years, was that the theater experience was absolutely awful. The theater was originally designed for two separate auditoriums, but each was split AGAIN. Result was that seats faced toward the wall, rather than the screen. Further, this theater was a small one to begin with. When the auditoriums were split, the new screens were ridiculously small. It was like watching TV!

Now, all of this was 15 years ago. Has anything changed, here? I doubt it!

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on September 14, 2007 at 8:28 pm

This was mentioned in the New Haven Advocate’s Annual Manual saying, “OUt in the oft-forgotten Foxon part of town, with well-worn seats and decor and accoutrements that create sensation of being trapped in the ‘70s – to its proponents, those are its charms. It’s like the Salvation Army Store of movie theaters, and in line with that analogy, you can see indie and second-run mainstream movies for budget prices.

eb06511
eb06511 on February 19, 2008 at 2:44 pm

I wouldn’t say the Cine-4 has “budget pricing”. As of Feb. 2008, a matinee costs 6.50 and regular price is 9.00, really hefty considering that the surroundings are so shabby. Picture and sound are both mediocre. I was disappointed that the print I saw (of a first-run movie) was so beat up. On the plus side— they didn’t show any commercials or previews before the movie started. I haven’t been to the Criterion theater in New Haven, but if it only costs a dollar more for better screenings, I don’t see any reason to go back to the Cine-4.

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