Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said, "The cinema is truth at 24 frames per second," making slow-mo sports replays and sped-up Benny Hill gags nothing but cruel, cruel lies. Get the real deal with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one adult ticket, a large popcorn, and a large drink at the Madison Theater (up to a $20 value).
Originally built in 1929 during the golden age of movie palaces, the Madison Theater continues to roll out the red carpet for modern-day audiences. The venue was refurbished and reopened in 2005 with seven state-of-the-art auditoriums, where eyeballs may be elated with current blockbusters-to-be such as Cars 2, Green Lantern, or Super 8 (check current showtimes online). Sated by large helpings of both popcorn and beverage, unruly taste buds won’t disrupt fellow filmgoers by crying, texting, or repeatedly yelling, "It was all a dream!" To ensure helpful midmovie munching, the Madison Theater’s popcorn is popped fresh each day in canola oil, bathed in soy-based buttery topping, and kept blissfully free of bad influences such as cholesterol, trans fats, and violent video games.
Since first enchanting moviegoers with a screening of The Desert Song on May 30, 1929, Madison Theater continues to treat attendees to the latest cinematic offerings. Designed by acclaimed American theater architect Thomas White Lamb, Madison Theater remained a single-screen establishment until 1994, and now projects motion pictures on seven screens, playing Hollywood features alongside films from local and independent moviemakers. As cinematic stories unfold before their eyes, visitors can scarf down handfuls of daily made, cholesterol- and trans-fat-free popcorn. Snackers seeking richer treats can request kernels slathered in canola oil or drenched in a soy-based buttery topping, which concessions employees also insert in the middle of the corn for lasting buttery taste and protection from the beaks of butter-syphoning hawks.
No stadium seating here but its still a fun and relaxed experience.Liv F., Yelp, 8/2/09
Relatively cheaper prices and active, engaged audiences have made the Madison my theater of choice for comedies.Adam L., Yelp, 11/30/08
1040 Madison Ave.
Albany, New York 12208