The elegant Latchis Theater has been the hub of Brattleboro art, culture and creativity since 1938 and it continues this role today. The Latchis family built the theater with the vision of it becoming a “Town Within A Town—Under One Roof.” Not only did it bring the latest in art and culture to the Southern Vermont region, the building itself was a creation of artistic beauty. Brattleboro prides itself on the vibrant creative community and dedication to supporting the arts in all forms. When the old Latchis Theater became available in 2003, a group of committed volunteers seized this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to save the historic building. The group, the Brattleboro Arts Initiative (BAI), worked tirelessly on the renovation. Today the Latchis Theater has been restored to its grand movie palace status.
Brattleboro’s quaint, lively downtown is full of great cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops. The artistic and creative core of this wonderful town can be seen everywhere. Brattleboro galleries, art museum, and many live entertainment venues make it a wonderful place to vacation. At the center of it all is the Latchis Theater, an elegant space, for movie matinees and live performances. After a day exploring the beautiful Vermont countryside, cozy up in the red velvet seats at the Latchis Theater for a night of entertainment.
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3 Top Reasons to Visit the Latchis Theater
Not many small towns have a charming, walkable downtown, and the local movie theater has become a thing of the past. Latchis Theater, an art deco gem, is cherished by the Brattleboro community. Now we can all enjoy the experience of spending an evening in the grand old movie house. Here’s why the Latchis Theater is a must-do on your next Vermont vacation:
- Stunning Architecture and Decor – Simply put, they don’t make movie theaters like this anymore. The opulent main theater is breathtaking with Greco-Roman elements surrounding the sea of rich, red velvet seats. Decorative columns flank the center stage and grand stairs leading to the beautiful balcony. Painted relief sculptures of dancing figures carry the eye to the whimsical murals. While shining white zodiac symbols circle on the brilliant blue ceiling over head.
- An Unforgettable Night at the Movies – The Latchis Theater makes going to the movies a special night out. With four theaters, there’s something for everyone here. Not only is it Brattleboro’s only commercial movie theater, it boasts the largest movie screen in Southern Vermont. The grand main theater seats 750, while the 3 cozy other theaters can seat 130 to 74. The theater shows the latest blockbusters, popular art films and classic movies from all eras. So sit back and relax with some movie popcorn or locally made baked goods and enjoy the show.
- Wonderful Special Events – So much more than only a movie house, the Latchis Theater hosts dozens of live events in the Main Theatre. With a large seating capacity, a full stage, lighting and sound, backstage facilities, the theater can host almost any event. In addition to concerts and other live events the theater also shows stunning simulcasts from the Met Opera Live in HD, the National Theatre, the Bolshoi Ballet and more.
A Brattleboro vacation has everything needed for a fun, active and relaxing getaway this winter. Take a break from the holiday stress and plan a couple’s escape to this charming Vermont town. Reserve your elegant guest suite at the Inn on Putney Road Bed for premier bed and breakfast experience.