Movie Theaters Near the Westfarms Mall in Connecticut

By Dan Fielder

Westfarms Mall, which is located in West Hartford, Conn., has more than 160 shops and restaurants. The mall does not have a movie theater on the premises, though. If you want to take in a movie after a day of shopping, you'll have to venture outside the mall.

Bow-Tie Criterion Cinema

The Criterion theater at Blue Black Square on 42 South Main St. in West Hartford has seven screens. Matinee ticket prices as of 2011 are $8 for adults and $7.50 for children. Evening ticket prices are $10.50 for adults and $7.50 for children. The theater is owned by Bow-Tie Cinemas, which has 18 locations with a total of 150 screens. It is now a four-generation family-owned company.

Palace 17 and Odyssey Theater

These two theaters are both located at 330 New Park Ave. in Hartford. Matinee ticket prices are $8.50 for adults and $7.25 for children. Evening ticket prices are $10.25 for adults and $7.25 for children. The Odyssey Theater has a much larger screen than the screens at the Palace 17, so ticket prices are $2 higher for adults and $1.75 higher for children.

Real Art Ways Cinema

This theater shows classic and independent films. It is located on 56 Arbor St. in Hartford. Regular admission is $9. Students and seniors pay $6.25. Becoming a member of the theater results in significant ticket price reductions. Adult members pay $5. Students and senior citizens pay $4.50. A membership cost is $50 for individuals and $75 for households.

AMC Loews Plainville 20

AMC has a 20-screen theater complex on 220 New Britain Ave. in Plainville, Connecticut. Matinee ticket prices are $8.25 for adults and $7.25 for children. Evening ticket prices are $10.25 for adults and $7.25 for children. The IMAX experience adds $5 to each ticket price, and IMAX 3D adds $6. On Tuesdays, tickets for senior citizens are $6. On Thursdays, students with a valid I.D. can buy tickets for $7.25.

About the Author

Dan Fielder has been writing professionally since 2005. He has written for the "Catskill Mountain Region Guide" magazine in upstate New York and was a copy editor for "The Ojai Bubble." He holds an Associate of Arts from Columbia-Greene College.