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Real Art Ways

56 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106-1222
+1 860-232-1006
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Great Place for Indie Movies

Real Art Ways is a great alternative to suburban cineplexes. They show a good selection of indie... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Killingworth, CT
Love attending different functions at Real Art Ways

We love to see the movies here - generally they are documentaries or independent films and are... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
West Hartford, Connecticut
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Real Art Ways is one of the leading contemporary arts organizations in the United States, with a record of linking artists, innovation and community. Programs include visual arts, with exhibitions, public art projects, and artist presentations; cinema, with independent and international films 7 nights a week; music; performance; literary events; community and educational programming.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good37%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
56 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106-1222
+1 860-232-1006
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Real Art Ways is a great alternative to suburban cineplexes. They show a good selection of indie films in a comfortable small theater with good sound. The concession stand has good pastry and alcohol, and the gallery next door often has interesting exhibitions.

Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We love to see the movies here - generally they are documentaries or independent films and are reasonably priced. The theatre is small and intimate and the art shows are always a treat to see local talent. We really enjoy the space here and come...More

Thank Travel33871
Reviewed 19 March 2017

If you want to escape the suburban multiplex scene, Real Art Ways is one of the very best places to see terrific independent films in a relaxed comfortable setting. In addition to the theater there is also a very comfortable lobby and and an adjacent...More

Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My husband and I went to Real Art Ways in Hartford today to see an exhibit that was to be shown from 2-9. When we arrived, we were told that the exhibit was taken down this morning. We told the girl at the desk that...More

Thank meggieluna
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This theater shows excellent movies, often foreign movies, that are not shown in regular theaters because they are too "intellectual" for the enjoyment of the general public! A very refreshing experience. And their sound system is the only one that enable people with some hearing...More

Thank bonbou
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went here for a movie, nice to be able to have wine or beer during the movie. We will probably return.

Thank BC-Eagle-70-74
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We live about a half hour away in Massachusetts, yet come here frequently because "RAW" offers cultural experiences not available anywhere else for miles around. We come mostly for film (indie movies and classes), but special events are creative and fun.

Thank Alison L S
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Ok, it's like this place has creative pixie dust sprinkling. I can go for something or nothing but when I leave I'm charged with ideas, impressions, just want to go do something artful. I can sit and enjoy the atmosphere; browse the creations; quench my...More

Thank Joey00
Reviewed 29 February 2016

If you are in the market for independent, foreign, or just quirky little films, this is the place to be. I love almost everything I have seen here and the ones I didn't love I appreciated for their unique view of the world. My favorite...More

Thank travelfreak53
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Real Art Ways is tucked away in the back of an old factory building on a side street in Hartford. Once inside there are comfortable spaces to lounge in and art exhibits to stroll through in addition to an impressive and fascinating line up of...More

Thank v0yageur22
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