Row House Cinema is a unique neighborhood movie theater located on Butler Street in Lawrenceville. The theater shows a wide range of films with themes that change every week, and its connection with next door Bierport makes it convenient for bringing craft beer with you into the movies. We recently made a trip to see Fences and really enjoyed our afternoon as this intimate theater.
Row House Cinema is All About Variety
One of the great things about Row House Cinema is the variety of movies they show during their weekly movie themes as their library is more than your typical art house theater. Recent weekly themes have included Denzel Washington, Japanese films, Jean-Luc Godard, Sci-Fi, and stop-motion animation, just to name a few. One cool feature is that if you're really into a certain theme, you can buy a weekly pass for $21 and go see as many films as you like- something we're definitely planning on doing in the future.
Ticket prices are reasonable- $9 for general admission, $6.50 on Thursdays, and $6.50 for matinees (before 6pm). There are several discounts including a student discount, Lawrenceville resident discount, and a costume discount (where the amount of discount “depends on awesomeness.”)
You can purchase movie tickets online ahead of time and we highly recommend doing so, as shows typically sell out. We also recommend getting in line 15-20 minutes before the show starts so you can get a good seat without getting stuck behind those who have not purchased tickets (they start letting people into the theater around 15 minutes ahead of time).
The theater itself is rather small and the one downside we found is that there is only one aisle so everyone has to enter each row from the same side. This makes it somewhat tricky if you have to get up in the middle of the movie to go to the restroom or get another beer.
Grab a Beer at Bierport Before the Show
If you like beer, you should definitely get to Row House 30 minutes to an hour before the show starts. This will allow plenty of time to peruse the more than 900 bottles and cans of craft beer for sale at Bierport and pick out what you want to drink with the movie. There's even a bar in the basement that has about a dozen beers on tap, too, if you'd rather go that route. If you buy more than one bottle you can have them keep your extras in the fridge behind the concession stand so it's easy for you to pop out and get during the movie- if you have an aisle seat, at least.
When checking out Row House Cinema, just remember to buy your ticket a day ahead of time and get in line 20 minutes or so early, and you'll have a great experience at this cozy little neighborhood theater.
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