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Spectrum 8 Theatre

290 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1755
+1 518-449-8995
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The theatre was a nice experience of an older style theatre. There were maybe 40 seats in my... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
coch818
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Newton, Massachusetts
Still good, but slipping.

Theater becoming more and more like mall theaters, with overpriced tickets, long lines for tickets... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Anne H
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Albany, New York
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“snack bar” (4 reviews)
“films” (6 reviews)
“concessions” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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290 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1755
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+1 518-449-8995
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The theatre was a nice experience of an older style theatre. There were maybe 40 seats in my screening and it was a nice change from the frigid stadiums that are most theatres. Some people criticize the price but it is the least expensive ticket...More

Thank coch818
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Theater becoming more and more like mall theaters, with overpriced tickets, long lines for tickets, refreshments and lavatories, and, increasingly dull movie fare. Parking often difficult, too. Theater used to be only one worth going to, but decline that began some years ago, is gaining...More

3  Thank Anne H
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This theatre has changed hands, and is going downhill. Many of us remember it fondly due to past experiences. However, under new ownership, the maintenance and upkeep is poor. The theatres are small with aging chairs and really bad floors. They also are not honoring...More

Thank LMom1
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Have taken advantage of their Senior passes for several years now and enjoy the international flavor to their offerings and the small theaters. I tend to go for matinees and often find only a handful of other folks there, different story at night! Spectrum shows...More

Thank JudyTroy_NY
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Great place for a date. Theater has a lot of character. Has the best chocolate cake ever. Conveniently located.

Thank 396Foodtester
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

The Spectrum has been our favorite theater since they first opened in Rensselaer in the early 80s. They have always had the best films, the best popcorn and the best snacks. We probably see a film there once a week, sometimes more often. The only...More

Thank Knith
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Seemed like a quiet neighborhood with safe parking out back. Inside felt like an old theater yet trendy coffee shop vibe. Seats were very comfortable, sound/screen were good. Late movie; very few people (aka no noisy teens!) Bathroom needs update. Can't rate concessions; didn't buy.

Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

This movie theater has mainstream movies and some that don't always make the chain theaters, maybe because it has a social commentary or political theme. Also some artsy type movies. The cost is less than the chains and the snack bar is a cut above...More

Thank steveredler
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a small scale theater with great sound and comfy seats and outstanding snack bar treats like carrot cake and coffees. It is an absolute charm in Albany and parking is usually simple. Best part is no riff-raff - it doesn't attract a typical...More

Thank travelak518
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Decent prices. Wide variety of movies to choose from as well as concessions. Clean. Parking out back. Friendly service.

Thank Musigal4Him
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