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Great local theater

Small theater with wonderful deserts. The staff is always friendly and the place is kept clean... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Albany, New York
Classic theater with expensive food

We went here for the first time in a long time with movie pass cards, which was very easy because... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
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290 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1755
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Small theater with wonderful deserts. The staff is always friendly and the place is kept clean. Down side it can be cold in spots in the middle of winter (bring a sweater)

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

We went here for the first time in a long time with movie pass cards, which was very easy because you dont have to wait in the ticket line and you can go right up to the guy/gal taking tickets and he/she scans your phone....More

1  Thank Von1287
Reviewed March 9, 2018

The theatre was a nice experience of an older style theatre. There were maybe 40 seats in my screening and it was a nice change from the frigid stadiums that are most theatres. Some people criticize the price but it is the least expensive ticket...More

Thank coch818
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Theater becoming more and more like mall theaters, with overpriced tickets, long lines for tickets, refreshments and lavatories, and, increasingly dull movie fare. Parking often difficult, too. Theater used to be only one worth going to, but decline that began some years ago, is gaining...More

4  Thank Anne H
Reviewed January 24, 2018

This theatre has changed hands, and is going downhill. Many of us remember it fondly due to past experiences. However, under new ownership, the maintenance and upkeep is poor. The theatres are small with aging chairs and really bad floors. They also are not honoring...More

1  Thank LMom1
Reviewed June 11, 2017

Have taken advantage of their Senior passes for several years now and enjoy the international flavor to their offerings and the small theaters. I tend to go for matinees and often find only a handful of other folks there, different story at night! Spectrum shows...More

Thank JudyTroy_NY
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Great place for a date. Theater has a lot of character. Has the best chocolate cake ever. Conveniently located.

Thank 396Foodtester
Reviewed January 13, 2017

The Spectrum has been our favorite theater since they first opened in Rensselaer in the early 80s. They have always had the best films, the best popcorn and the best snacks. We probably see a film there once a week, sometimes more often. The only...More

Thank Knith
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Seemed like a quiet neighborhood with safe parking out back. Inside felt like an old theater yet trendy coffee shop vibe. Seats were very comfortable, sound/screen were good. Late movie; very few people (aka no noisy teens!) Bathroom needs update. Can't rate concessions; didn't buy.

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed October 10, 2016

This movie theater has mainstream movies and some that don't always make the chain theaters, maybe because it has a social commentary or political theme. Also some artsy type movies. The cost is less than the chains and the snack bar is a cut above...More

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