First Run Movie Fun: Mountain Cinema in Hunter NY

by Gina Martin on June 8, 2011

in Arts and Culture

Catskill Mountain Foundation Movie Theatre

Mountain Cinema, Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter NY

With recent weather being either really rainy or way too hot, our plans to go to the local drive-in to catch a movie keep getting delayed.  None of us really felt like going to the mall multiplexes, and with that in mind we headed to the Mountain Cinema at the Doctorow Center for the Arts in the village of Hunter, NY.  The simple and unassuming exterior belies a beautifully renovated space that boasts three up-to-date movie screens and theaters, showing a good mix of first-run Hollywood releases, foreign, and independent films.  My family and I went a couple of weeks ago to see Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and it was a great experience.

The snack bar has all the usual goodies and fresh popcorn at reasonable prices, but the very best thing on the menu is the ice cream.  They serve Jane’s Homemade Ice Cream, made right here in the Hudson Valley, and it is some of the best I’ve ever had.  Try the Killer Chocolate, you’ll die happy!

One major caveat: Mountain Cinema does not accept credit or debit cards, the theater is strictly cash only.  I’m one of those people who rarely carries cash, usually sticking to debit cards. Luckily, I found an ATM down the street at the Valero gas station and convenience store. It was worth the small hassle, as the adult admission is only $8, and for children under age 11 it’s $6. The theater was comfortable, clean, and air conditioned, which was just right on such a hot day.

| lives in Coxsackie NY with her husband, their two children, and an assortment of Rottweilers and cats. Gina has been a homeschooling parent since 2003, and is also proud parent of a Tech Valley High School student. Gina is the creator of ModSchooler, her blog about 21st -century learning and fun, and is a contributor to From Scratch Club writing on food and food policy. As lifelong learners, Gina and her tween and teen kids like to go off the beaten path to explore quirky travel destinations, unusual cuisine, and all things geeky. Email:, twitter: @GinaMartinBlogs

underde June 9, 2011 at 9:48 am

This sounds just like us, I love exploring small towns and their hidden treasures this cinema sounds just like one 🙂
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