Cinepolis West Hartford

42 S. Main Street,
West Hartford, CT 06107

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Operated by: Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas (USA)

Previously operated by: Bow-Tie Cinemas

Architects: Jonathan Taylor

Firms: Commonwealth Architects

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Criterion Cinemas at Blue Back Square

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 860.236.4111

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Cinepolis West Hartford

Opened on November 2, 2007. The theater features 1,137 custom-designed seats, Dolby Digital sound in every auditorium, fresh popcorn served with real butter, and an assortment of baked goods served with fresh brewed coffee.

Decorations in the Criterion Cinemas were by designer Michael Mahaffey. It was operated by Bow-Tie Cinemas. It was taken over by Cinepolis in July 2016. Following a renovation in 2019, the seating capacity has been reduced to 359.

Contributed by Joe Masher

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on November 20, 2007 at 8:42 pm

This listing says it has 6 screens. I had thought it had 5.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 10, 2008 at 8:14 pm

I don’t know why anyone would care about digital projection. I don’t think there are more than a handful of movies that come out digitally anyway. The projection when I saw No Country For Old Men here was clear and in focus with no dust or scratches on the print. I’m glad they do not have stadium seating – whoever invented that should be shot. I found the seats very comfortable even though they did not rock. I cannot stand seats with high backs, and these were the perfect size. I also parked for free nearly right across the street. My two complaints about the cinema were all the burned out bulbs in the marquee – that really irks me for some reason – and the horrible sound bleed-through from one auditorium to the next.

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on January 10, 2008 at 10:33 pm

Theaters charge what the market will pay.If they are to high they wont be there long or the price will come down.

e1337n00b on March 3, 2008 at 6:13 pm

I personally don’t mind the lack of stadium seating, I can go to Plainville or the Palace to get that. The crowd here is better. Wish the seats rocked back, but other than that if a movie I want to see is here instead of Plainville, I’d have no problem coming here for a movie.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm

What do mean the over 50 crowd hates stadium seating, remember GCC’s famous seats,you would get paralyzed butt after after 20 minutes.I hated them and i worked for them in two different cities,same blasted seats.

rivest266 on February 26, 2017 at 9:32 am

This opened on November 2nd, 2007. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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