Essex Cinemas is a locally owned and operated movie theater located in the Essex Shoppes. We opened
in October 2001 as the first Stadium Seating Cinema in Vermont. That opening set the bar for comfort,
technology, and innovation and we continue to stay at the forefront of movie industry change to deliver
the very best movie experience to our audiences.
Our theaters offer all digital movie projection, including 6 screens with RealD 3D capabilities. RealD 3D is
the industry standard when it comes to 3D and our system is the ONLY approved RealD 3D system in
Vermont, which delivers the best 3D movie experience.
The cornerstone of Essex Cinemas is our state-of- the-art, 400-seat theater, showcasing the latest
advances in technology and comfort, trademarked at T-REX (Theater Real Extreme) by Eurowest
Cinemas. The T-Rex Theater opened in November of 2010 and features an enormous 60-foot curved
screen (the largest in Vermont, by more than 70%) and uses the latest in Christie digital projection
processing for both 2D and RealD 3D movies. Movie-goers can relax in extra wide leather rockers with
memory foam headrests, while 18 amplifiers, 124 speakers, and our 10,400 watt Dolby 7.1 Surround
Sound System provide amazing, crystal clear sound.
Community is very important to us. We work with many local groups and charities to help where we
can, hosting Blood Drives with the Red Cross and making frequent donations to help fundraising efforts
for example. We provide closed captioning for those with hearing difficulties and we are the only
theater in the area to offer sensory friendly showings to help those with sensory sensitivity enjoy movies as well.
At Essex Cinemas we offer daily ticket discounts for military personnel, seniors, and students. We are
also the ONLY theater in the area with a Rewards Card program, which earns you free movies and
concessions. Special programs like our free Summer "To-View" List Card give you another opportunity to
earn free movie passes. We have a special room for birthday parties along with two fantastic party
packages, gift cards and e-gift cards are available, and our free weekly newsletter keeps you up to date
with all that is happening here at Vermont's best movie experience...Essex Cinemas!