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Welcome to The Art Cinema

Located at 255 Franklin Avenue in Hartford, CT, The Art Cinema is one of North America's last remaining XXX movie theater in a classic theater environment. Exclusive to The Art Cinema is our Couples Only VIP Balcony, providing a secure & intimate space for viewing our features.

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All About The Art Cinema

History of the Art Cinema

The Art Cinema was built in 1919, and was originally named The Rialto. The Art Cinema is Hartford’s last operating classic movie house. It was formerly part of a chain that included the Colonial Theatre, Lenox Theatre and Lyric Theatre in Hartford, and the Central Theatre in West Hartford.

Exclusive Couple's Balcony

Unique to The Art Cinema is it’s couples only balcony, providing a secure, intimate space for couples to enjoy our features.

Mardi Gras at The Art Cinema May 17th @ 7PM!

Thank you for making the Mardi Gras at The Art Cinema party on Saturday May 17th, such a huge success. We welcomed 58 couples and the energy was terrific! Thank you!

Hours & Admission Info

Hours: Sunday - Thursday Noon to 9PM, Friday and Saturday Noon to MIDNITE --- Singles Admission: $15 / M/F Couples Admission: $20 (includes VIP Couples Balcony)

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Art Cinema Information Line: (860) 296-1134
255 Franklin Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114
Hours: Sunday-Thursday Noon to 9PM, Friday & Saturday Noon to MIDNITE