Village Picture Shows

263 Depot Street,
Manchester Shopping Center,
Manchester, VT 05255

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Previous Names: Manchester Twin Cinema

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Village Picture Shows
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spectrum on October 16, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Located in a shopping center, the auditoriums seat 150 seat, plain simple decor. SShows 1st run films, and has an annual day of silent comedies with live piano accompaniment.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 24, 2019 at 11:48 am

Closing August 22…!

This is the email they sent today:



Dear Patrons and Moviegoers,

We have sad news to share, so we’ll just state it up front:

The Village Picture Shows Cinema, showing movies in Manchester Center since the 1960s, will project its last movie in the Manchester Shopping Center on Thursday, August 22. We hope that everyone will take the opportunity to come to the cinema, buy some popcorn, see a movie and experience this local part of cinema’s history.

We have booked an awesome program of movies to satisfy the largest cross section of tastes in our community! We have even made arrangements for the directors of two documentary films, sharing one screen in the final week, to come to Manchester for a Q&A reception (details to come soon). All of us at the Village Picture Shows, including our awesome staff members George Noyes, Charlie Citron, Sam Barrows, Patrick Ross, Natalia Sowulewski, Piotr Sowulewski, Colby Gunther and Michael DeRita hope to see you at the cinema over the next four weeks! See the schedule below for a complete program.

It has been our pleasure, and surely the pleasure of those who have come before us, to provide jobs to so many, for all these years and we wish to thank them all for their tireless efforts to serve our community.

Please know that all of us, Jeff Nyweide and Michael and Carolina Ellenbogen, are looking at all options in Manchester Center to continue to bring movies to the community in a facility that can provide a unique cinema experience that moviegoers expect today and allow us to offer more programming than the current two-screen configuration and concession options beyond popcorn, candy and soda.

While we have ideas, please don’t hesitate to make suggestions for us to consider during this development phase. We will be inviting you and the community to at least one meeting at the cinema this coming month, to learn about our plans and be able to share some of your own ideas and suggestions.

On behalf of all of us and those operators of the cinema that came before us, we wish to thank you all for your continued support of the cinema! It means a lot to us when we see the same faces over and over again. In 2013 the community helped save the cinema as it transitioned from film projection to digital projection through a successful Kickstarter campaign, and now, we will do our best to ensure movies will come back as soon as possible to silver screens in Manchester Center.

In the meantime, we encourage everyone with Gift Certificates to get them out of drawers and closets and make time to see some movies between now and Thursday, August 22! And as always, please enjoy your movie with popcorn! Popcorn keeps the lights on and the movies on screen… plus, it tastes great and we pop it with organic canola oil ☺

It is an appropriate time to say “Hakuna Matata”… we look forward to seeing you at the movies!

Thank you all,

Jeff Nyweide

Michael & Carolina Ellenbogen

Village Picture Shows Cinemas

Manchester Center, VT

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