Movies are like dreams: they come to us in the dark, they play on our subconscious fears and desires, and the best ones prominently feature Hall of Fame baseball players lecturing children on how to have fun in small towns. Dream a little dream on the big silver screen with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of movie tickets and concessions at CinemaSalem in Salem.
Recipients of Northshore magazine’s 2010 Best of North Shore award for Best Movie Theater, CinemaSalem fills four screens with first-run, art, and documentary films. Evening flicks after 6 p.m. offer stargazing opportunities for adults ($9.50) and kids ($7.50); 3-D films levy an additional $2 to compensate the hardworking technician who throws props and actors at the audience. Take in a morning movie before 12:30 p.m. ($6), or escape incessant summer sun by ducking into a matinee ($8 for adults, $7.50 for children). While you watch, crunch popcorn or traipse to the café for movie-minded concoctions such as the Vanilla Sky, a froth of espresso, vanilla, and clouds of foam ($3.50–$4), or the Holy Grail ($4.50), a peanut-butter-and-banana milkshake.
CinemaSalem prides itself on its community involvement, funding a series of grants to nonprofits with $0.25 from each movie ticket sold. The theater hosts numerous special events, including free screenings of popular television series and Baby and Me Shows that cosset infants and their keepers with brighter lights, softer sound, and freedom from ushers roaming the aisles issuing demerits to noisemakers.
One E India Sq.
Salem, Massachusetts 01970Get Directions