Greenwood Features

269 Greenwood Avenue,
Bethel, CT 06801

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Bethel Cinema

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Greenwood Features

Great, cozy art-house cinema, featuring a diverse and well-stocked refreshment stand including real butter for the popcorn. Opened in the early-1970’s, Bethel Cinema is not a “classic” theatre, architecture-wise, but it does deliver a sense of what fun it used to be to go to the movies.

Management publishes a periodic newsletter, outlining the various films being shown. One of the auditoriums is of a decent size, the others are about half that size. This little place beats the megaplexes, hands down!

Closed permanently on March 16, 2020. It was reopened as the Greenwood Features on February 18, 2022, screening new releases, classic movies and independent movies.

Contributed by Bob Whitworth

Recent comments (view all 44 comments)

Jeffrey1955 on December 3, 2010 at 4:15 am

Gee…“a digital film’s 1000th viewing is as crisp as the first showing but…film offers a ‘certain warmth and flicker’…” sounds amazingly like what they were saying when music CDs came out about 25-30 years ago; now vinyl is making a comeback and people have long complained about a lack of “warmth” in digital recordings. The more things change…

bicyclereporter on November 7, 2012 at 3:55 am

my friend is their Projection Manager. She just posted a FB pic of their all new digital units. They step into the next century.

tommie63 on October 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm

I was a teenager in Bethel in 1976 and it was surprising that a tiny town of 12,000 people had a porn theater the “Penthouse Cinema”. Glad to know it has survived and is showing mainstream films.

ridethectrain on April 21, 2020 at 5:32 pm

Please update closed stated in article closed

ChasSmith on April 21, 2020 at 6:15 pm

Yes, it’s a dark day here in Western Connecticut.

We can only be hopeful that some buyer who wants to run a quality movie theater will come along before it’s too late.

Thank you, Bethel Cinema, for a wonderful run.

CaseyTheElectabuzzFan on April 22, 2020 at 2:09 am

I’m scared for the future of movie theaters…

CaseyTheElectabuzzFan on April 28, 2020 at 4:03 am

Please update, the theater is closed and it has been for at least a week.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 25, 2021 at 12:35 pm

Reopening as Greenwood Features in 2022.

ridethectrain on February 22, 2022 at 7:47 pm

Please update, reopen on February 18, 2022

50sSNIPES on February 22, 2022 at 11:49 pm

Opened As Early As The Early 1970s.

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