Nestled into Spring Street in Williamstown is the Images Cinema. This filmhouse is the only nonprofit, year-round, and independent movie theater in Berkshire…
Nestled into Spring Street in Williamstown is the Images Cinema. This filmhouse is the only nonprofit, year-round, and independent movie theater in Berkshire County. It’s been around for over 100 years and is known for its wide and explorative range of films. Images Cinema celebrates the philosophy of film as a form of art, culture, expression, education, and entertainment. The theater typically puts on an extensive array of classic, independent, unique, and foreign, films. Visitors are welcome to become members, helping to regularly bring world-class cinema into northern Berkshire County. Members enjoy $5 off admission fees, no admission charge on birthdays, e-newsletters, popcorn deals, and more. The cinema hosts approximately 1,000 films yearly and has original events and programmings such as: Family Flicks Under the Stars, After Images Discussions, and Bright Young Things series, in addition to Festival Spotlights.
Images Cinema actually initially opened under the name of Walden Theater. It had 400 seats and helped transition and pioneer Williamstown—and Berkshire County at large—into a culture-rich destination. Around the original time of opening, silent movies were a sensation and played frequently, drawing in many visitors. As time progressed, the theater continually played the worldwide hits and genres of the era, thriving with the ever-evolving culture. The cinema is oftentimes referred to as a “permanent film festival” thanks to its quality, variety, and appreciation of artful filmmaking that ceaselessly paves the way for the entire industry.
Just over 5 minutes from Images Cinema you’ll find Mezze Bistro & Bar. The popular bistro-style eatery has a menu packed with delicious contemporary American food that’s sustainable and sourced locally.