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The Big Picture Theater & Cafe

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Address: 48 Carroll Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673-4408
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+1 802-496-8994
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00

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Might be only movie theater you ever go to with dirt parking lot, back row of velvet love seats with pull up tables so you can eat a meal or have a beer that you can order from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
eric s
Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Might be only movie theater you ever go to with dirt parking lot, back row of velvet love seats with pull up tables so you can eat a meal or have a beer that you can order from the attached cafe that has great menu, full bar, espresso machine, soda fountain, etc. while watching a movie. Great setting and cool... More 

Thank eric s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop in Vermont and it was a great first impression. Delicious! - the tofu/risotto was incredible, steak tacos very good and the kids loved the grilled cheese and hot dog. Very large drinks.

Thank Scott B
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

While staying in the Mad River Valley we came here for a meal and enjoyed both the food and the local musicians. It was good enough that we went back the next day for their jazz night plus some huge slabs of cake. Highly recommend this place if you are passing through the area

Thank Kevin H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great find recommended by our hotel. The pancakes were fluffy and served with real maple syrup (huge portions so we left with a to go container). Our server recommend the special and we agreed, it was fabulous. The donuts were yummy...combo cake and raised with a maple glaze. Fast and friendly service, a must try if you are in the... More 

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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We went for the movies and were surprised by the quality of food at the cafe. Locally sourced and well-prepared We tried the hamburger and homemade ravioli, washed down with cans of Heady Topper. We'd go back just to dine!

Thank Jennifer U
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

This is a fun, eclectic cafe attached to local theater. Food was very good. Service was great. Love that they have fresh bread made onsite and tons of creative menu options. Bonus: they offer gluten free choices. And don't miss their donuts!

Thank Regan J
Seacoast NH
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

It's a turn back in time to a simpler way of life. A unique spot to visit that hasn't been spoiled by the commercialism that has become our way of life. Can't wait to go back. The staff is warm and welcoming. I was sad that our timing didn't work to have a meal there, but we watched a movie... More 

Thank misocksgal
Clifton, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Where else can you take a full dinner into a movie theater? We visit several times a year and are seldom disappointed. Considering the seasonal location in the shadow of two great ski areas, BP does a wonderful job in this tiny town. We saw one of the best restaurateurs in the Mad River Valley eating here. You've got to... More 

Thank Frank D
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Small with booths with very good food and not too noisy. We did not go to the movie but there was a very good jazz trio. I had the chile which was very tasty and not too hot and my husband reported that his BLT was very tasty.

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White River Junction, Vermont
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here last year to a wonderfully prepared menu and a great experience so we decided to come again for our anniversary this summer. We saw a good movie and sat down afterwards to a good meal which we expected would be similar to our previous visit. Clearly the menu has been dumbed down and I... More 

Thank Anna F

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