Before movies, humans entertained themselves with slower-paced art forms such as writing haikus, attending jazz-flute concerts, and making flip book versions of War and Peace. Marvel at quickly moving pictures with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get six movie tickets to The Strand Theatre (up to a $33 value).
Dating to 1924, a luminescent marquee and The Strand's expansive auditorium—with 300-plus seats—broadcasts a weekly rotating stock of new flicks and classic films. The theater's ample leg room and staggered seating plan create an entertainment experience unlikely to be dampened by obstructed views or stilt walkers clambering through the aisles. Although not included in this Groupon, a full menu of food and drinks provides chow-hounds nourishment as the ultramodern sound system ferries each foreboding whisper, pin drop, and stomach growl directly to your earports. A strict ban on pre-movie commercials and a three-preview maximum ensures that your entertainment begins while your popcorn and interest are still fresh. Purchasers can round up five friends to chortle over a new comedy or spread their six tickets out over a maudlin month of dramas after a difficult breakup or driving test. Check The Strand's website for the schedule of films currently being shown.
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