The Edmond Town Hall Theater is located at ... Edmond Town Hall on Main Street, Newtown. All movie tickets cost $2.00 each. The theater is open seven days a week with showings in the evenings and matinees shown on some days. Movies shown are "second run films" meaning that they've already played at the major cinemas. The sign outside of Town Hall is changed on Friday to reflect the current movie playing for the week. Upcoming events and movies are posted inside of town hall. Movies shown at Edmond Town Hall are appropriate for a family to see. This is a single screen theatre with seating for 225 people.
Now, you may be asking: How did Newtown get a movie theater at Town Hall? Newtown had a benefactress in the early part of the 20th century named Mary Elizabeth Hawley. Mary Elizabeth Hawley paid for the construction of several buildings in town, including the Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown's first High School (now the Hawley School) and Edmond Town Hall. The town hall was constructed for the community and dedicated in 1930. The building was named for Mary Elizabeth Hawley's maternal great grandfather Judge William Edmond. Edmond Town Hall was constructed to be a center of community activity in Newtown, CT and is a multi-purpose building that houses the town's government offices, the movie theatre, banquet hall, gymnasium and meeting rooms - one of which is named the Mary Hawley Room.
The Edmond Town Hall Theatre occassionally features musical acts, dance groups and comics like Gilbert Gottfried who recently put on a show there.
Watching a movie at Edmond Town Hall is a lot of fun - it's like taking a step back in time. One movie is shown per week as they were before multi-plexes became popular. If you have not been there, you should really make it a point to go see a movie at Edmond Town Hall.