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 45 comments)

bicyclereporter on November 6, 2012 at 10:55 pm

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 4:00 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 12:32 pm

Please update closed stated in article closed

ChasSmith on April 21, 2020 at 1:15 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 21, 2020 at 9:09 pm

I’m scared for the future of movie theaters…

CaseyTheElectabuzzFan on April 27, 2020 at 11:03 pm

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

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 25, 2021 at 7:35 am

Reopening as Greenwood Features in 2022.

ridethectrain on February 22, 2022 at 2:47 pm

Please update, reopen on February 18, 2022

50sSNIPES on February 22, 2022 at 6:49 pm

Opened As Early As The Early 1970s.

Moviefan333 on January 26, 2023 at 1:49 pm

I am very happy to see that this Theatre has reopened again. Currently showing movies like the whale and everything everywhere all at once. I was sure once it closed that it would not reopen again. There’s a historic driving restaurant not far from the theater at all. Definitely go there to have some delicious food and then to the movies

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