Branford Regal Stadium 12, 325 E. Main St., Branford, 203-481-4089, regalmovies.com. Its stadium seats are roomy and comfortable.
Cine 4, 371 Middletown Ave., 203-776-5546. Well-worn seats, decor and accoutrements that create a sensation of being trapped in the ’70s — to its proponents, those are its charms. It’s like the Salvation Army Store of movie theaters, where you can see indie and second-run mainstream movies for budget prices.
Cinema at the Whitney, Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St., 203-436-4668, yale.edu/cinema. Often screens themed double features of classic films, often foreign films, on semiregular Fridays or Saturdays during the semester. Free.
Criterion Cinemas, 86 Temple St., 203-498-2500, bowtiecinemas.com. Every city of a decent size ought to have a movie theater that shows buzzed-about art-house/indie film hits right downtown, and this is the one we’ve got. (It shows its share of blockbusters, too.) Nine theaters. Discounted parking across the street at the Temple Street garage, plus they serve beer and wine.
Holiday Cinemas 14, 970 N. Colony Rd., Wallingford, 203-265-6911, holidaycinemas10.com. Play arcade games before the movie. They have bargain Tuesdays, and serve Cold Stone Creamery ice cream and Christo’s pizza.
Madison Art Cinemas, 761 Boston Post Rd., Madison, 203-245-3456, madisonartcinemas.com. Beloved, comfy two-screen theater that screens indie and foreign flicks. Arnold Gorlick and his staff add a personal touch to everything from the sound to the concessions.
New Haven¿ Free Public Library, 133 Elm St., 203-946-8130, cityofnewhaven.com/library. Screens independent films, often with the films’ directors on hand.
Rave Cinemas Connecticut Post 14, 1201 Boston Post Rd., Milford, 203-783-1404, ravemotionpictures.com. Movie theater at the Milford mall showing everything you’d typically expect to find at a mall movie theater. Its comfy stadium-style seats are perfect for relaxing with a Starbucks coffee, which you can buy in the lobby.
Rave Cinemas North Haven 12, 550 Universal Dr., North Haven, 203-234-8100, ravemotionpictures.com. Movie theater with standard offerings right near North Haven’s shopping mecca.
Southern Connecticut State University¿, 501 Crescent St., 203-392-5200, southernct.edu. International movies, both classics and more current films, are shown throughout the semester. Free.
Yale Center for British Art¿¿, 1080 Chapel St., 203-432-2800, yale.edu/ycba. Movies linked thematically to current exhibits are typically shown.