Before movies, humans entertained themselves with slower-paced art forms such as writing haikus, attending jazz-flute concerts, and making flipbook versions of War and Peace. Marvel at quickly moving pictures with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get four movie tickets (up to a $22 value) and two small popcorns (a $5.50 value) at The Strand Theatre in Clinton (up to a $27.50 total value).
Beyond The Strand Theatre's luminescent marquee lives an expansive auditorium with 300-plus seats, dating to 1924, which broadcasts a weekly rotating stock of new flicks and classic films. The theater's ample legroom and staggered seating plan create an entertainment experience unlikely to be dampened by obstructed views or stilt walkers clambering through the aisles. The full menu provides chow hounds ample excuse to snack while the state-of-the-art sound system ferries each foreboding whisper, pin drop, and stomach growl directly to your earports, and a strict three-preview maximum ensures that your entertainment begins while your popcorn and interest are still fresh. Purchasers can round up three friends to chortle over a new comedy or spread their four tickets out over a maudlin month of dramas following a difficult breakup or driving test.
The Strand Theatre
Founded in 1924 as a vaudeville palace and movie house, The Strand Theatre harks back to the cinematic havens of yore with its homey auditorium space and vintage marquee. Groups enjoy recent releases and classic films while seated at tables, which grant unimpeded legroom and preclude fistfights over whose cup holder is whose. The tables are placed in a staggered and tiered arrangement that ensures every audience member has a clear sightline. The in-house restaurant shares a full-service menu of appetizers and entrees from the grill, as well as craft beer and wine, all of which can be enjoyed inside the theater.
58 High St.
Clinton, Massachusetts 01510