In Theatre

Watch these films in the renowned Cinestudio Theatre.

(130min PG-13) 2022 Joseph Kosinski, director
Ends Jun 30
When asked about the possibility of streaming the premiere of Top Gun Maverick, Tom Cruise responded: “No. Never gonna happen.” And who are we to argue with one of Hollywood’s last movie stars, when his film is an ultimate cinematic experience on the big screen? Thirty-six years after the original, Cruise’s “Maverick” Mitchell is still an outlier, relegated to coaching the top young pilots for an airstrike on a uranium mine. Odds are that he won’t only whip them into shape, but want to join in the treacherous, irresistible flight… “Tom Cruise is having the time of his life, the in-flight thrills are off the charts and—hot damn!—you won’t find more blazing action anywhere.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.

Wednesday, Jun 29 7:30 PM Thursday, Jun 30 7:30 PM
2022 UK Jim Archer, director
Opens Jul 1
Artificial intelligence has inspired directors in a dizzying variety of genres: horror, thriller, romance, sci-fi and more. So three cheers to first-time British director Jim Archer, for finding comedy in the friendship between a lonely inventor Brian (David Earl, the postman in Ricky Gervais’ After Life) and his creation, the cabbage-obsessed Charles (Chris Hayward). Brian lives an isolated life in Wales, dreaming up new inventions, though few succeed. Charles, however, made largely from a washing machine, is something different: a robot with a gift for friendship. Low-key, droll and quirky in that special English manner, Archer’s film celebrates all of us who, for whatever reason, are made to feel different. Winner, Audience Favorites Award at the 2022 Sundance Festival.

Friday, Jul 1 7:30 PM Saturday, Jul 2 2:00 PM Saturday, Jul 2 7:30 PM Sunday, Jul 3 2:00 PM Monday, Jul 4 7:30 PM Tuesday, Jul 5 7:30 PM Wednesday, Jul 6 3:00 PM Wednesday, Jul 6 7:30 PM Thursday, Jul 7 7:30 PM
(137min PG-13) 2022 UK Terence Davies, director
Opens Jul 8
At 76, writer/director Terence Davies is considered one of Britain’s national treasures, with acclaimed films including Distant Voices, Still Lives, The Long Day Closes; and The Deep Blue Sea. But equally important to us, Cinestudio audiences have been mesmerized by Davies’ movies on growing up Catholic in working-class Kent, a gay man when homosexuality was illegal in Britain. Benediction is about poet Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowery of Dunkirk) who, after serving on WW I’s Western Front, refuses to return to the “useless slaughter.” Sassoon is declared insane and sent to a military hospital where he finds a soulmate in poet Wilfred Owen. When released, Sassoon embraces the freedom of the high life and sexual affairs with men. But growing older, Sassoon chooses marriage and religion, wondering if his art ever had any meaning. In making this powerful film, Terence Davies gives us his answer

Friday, Jul 8 7:30 PM Saturday, Jul 9 2:00 PM Saturday, Jul 9 7:30 PM Sunday, Jul 10 2:00 PM Monday, Jul 11 7:30 PM Tuesday, Jul 12 7:30 PM Wednesday, Jul 13 7:30 PM Thursday, Jul 14 7:30 PM
(120min R) UK Justin Martin, director
One Night Only Jul 24
Actor Jodie Comer makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play, live from London’s intimate Harold Pinter Theatre! National Theatre Live gives audiences in select cinemas the chance to see Jodie Comer give an extraordinary, solo tour-de-force performance as Tessa, a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working-class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross-examining and winning. When she herself becomes a plaintiff in a sexual assault case, Tessa’s sense of justice and morality clash up against the patriarchal “rules of the game.” Fans of TV’s Killing Eve already know Jodie Comer, but her first appearance on the stage reveals an amazing new talent on the boards

Sunday, Jul 24 2:00 PM


Welcome to Cinestudio

Cinestudio is a not-for-profit independent film theater located at Summit Street and College Terrace on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. The theater is a magnificent single-screen venue with over 450 seats, reconstructed as classic 1930’s-style movie house, including a much loved balcony and golden curtain. The building is a signature design by McKim, Mead and White, built in 1935.

Founded in 1970 by a group of students at Trinity, Cinestudio has become one of the most highly respected arthouse cinemas in the United States, with a long standing reputation for its wide diversity of programing, and for legendary projection and sound quality. Equipped with the highest quality 4K Digital Cinema systems, Cinestudio has also retained it’s top-of-the-line physical film 35mm and 70mm projectors for use in studio archive presentations. Cinestudio is a daily celebration of the Art of Cinema!
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