The first moving picture, which depicted a horse running at full gallop, was quickly enhanced by the first special effects, which showed a horse exploding next to a 3-D spaceship. Enjoy advances in film with today's Groupon: for $9, you get one adult ticket, a bag of popcorn, and a beverage of your choice (up to a $19 total value) at Cable Car Cinema & Cafe on the East Side. This Groupon expires on December 31, 2010.
With a variety of foreign and independent talkies, Cable Car Cinema & Cafe entertains all who venture into its newly refurbished interior. Film fanatics can experience Tony Stone's Out Of Our Minds, a 28-minute exploration of mythology, music, and imagery as conceived by musician Melissa Auf der Maur (formerly of Hole and the Smashing Pumpkins). Beijing Taxi is a documentary that explores perceptions of the metamorphic Chinese capital from the points of view of three taxi drivers, and Total Badass portrays Austin's underground scene, counter-culturally interpreted by local deviant Chad Holt.
Many of the venue's films include post-screening Q&A sessions with directors, actors, or animated characters. Popcorn and a choice of beer or wine keep your mind out of your stomach and fully focused on the video screen, housed in a theater decorated with murals.
Must be 21 with valid ID to redeem for alcohol. Not valid for film festivals or special promotions.
- The black leather couches at the renovated Cable Car Cinema offer the coziness of a living room back at home. But the murals on the right-hand wall - in one a red brick Providence building sinks deep into dreamy underwater blue - provide a touch of surrealism for a journey into the cinematic world. – Qian Yin, Brown Daily Herald
- I found the tiny theater size and the little black couches to be very charming (and excellent for date night!) – Bailiwick M., Yelp
204 S Main St.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903Get Directions