Your options in cinematic entertainment, public and private.
In addition to the theaters listed below, look for festivals and film series at area colleges.
Aimie’s Dinner and Movie 190 Glen St., Glens Falls, 792-8181. A unique combination of food and fine films.
Beacon Cinema, 57 North St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 358-4781. The new, all-digital multiplex kid on the block is part of Pittsfield’s ongoing revival.
Bow Tie Cinemas Movieland 400 State St., Schenectady, 272-1918. This downtown six-screen multiplex offers stadium seating, the latest Hollywood hits, real-food snacks and both nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages.
Colonial Theatre 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., (413) 997-4444. Seasonal screenings of classic films.
Crandall Theatre Main Street, Chatham, 392-3331. Second-run theater. Home of the annual FilmColumbia festival and screenings sponsored by the Chatham Film Society.
Fairview 3, 160 Fairview Ave., Hudson, 828-1900. Three screens showing first-run movies.
GE Theatre at Proctors 432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204. This multiuse venue features 70mm iwerks film screenings and digital presentations of independent cinema, opera and ballet.
Hudson Movieplex, 350 Fairview Ave., Hudson, 822-1049. First-run movies in an 8-screen complex.
Palace Theatre 19 Clinton Ave., Albany, 465-4663. This downtown Albany landmark features regular screenings of classic and contemporary films.
Proctors Mainstage, 432 State St., Schenectady, 346-6204. See classic and contemporary movies in a first-rate 1926 movie house.
Regal Aviation Cinema Aviation Mall, Queensbury, 793-3359; Regal Clifton Park Center Cinema 8 Clifton Park Center, Clifton Park, 371-6186; Regal East Greenbush Cinema 8 Troy Road, Rensselaer, 283-8992; Regal Latham Circle Cinema 10 Latham Circle Mall, 786-7815; Regal Wilton Mall Cinema 8 Wilton Mall (Route 50), Wilton, 587-0437. First-run movie theaters.
Regal Colonie Center Stadium 13 Colonie, 489-8501. Perennial Metroland Reader’s Picks winner for best multiplex; very popular.
Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, 456-2326. The Mechagodzilla of Capital Region cinemas features 18 screens, stadium-style seating (hence the name), an IMAX Digital theater and late-night shows on weekends.
Rotterdam Square Cinemas Campbell Road, Rotterdam, 374-2403. First-run movies on 7 screens in this newly renovated multiplex.
Saratoga Film Forum 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 584-FILM. This local film society presents screenings of (mostly) independent films on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Scotia Cinema 117 Mohawk Ave., Scotia, 346-5055. An old-fashioned theater showing second-run flicks.
Spectrum 8 Theatres 290 Delaware Ave., Albany, 449-8995. Eight screens of first-run indie and foreign films, as well as big Hollywood releases, and HD presentations of concerts and theater. Also, the area’s best snack bar.
Time & Space Limited 434 Columbia St., Hudson. Regular screenings of independent films, theater from London and opera from the Met.
Triplex Cinema 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass., (413) 528-8885. With their “upstairs screening room,” this Berkshire mainstay is actually a “quad-plex.”
Also look for Red boxes at area supermarkets and drug stores.
Blockbuster Video 886 Loudon Road, Latham, 220-9664; 6 Lowes Dr., Saratoga Springs, 587-2740; 849 Second Ave., Lansingburgh, 237-7350; 175 Broad St., Glens Falls, 798-2263.
The Movie Store 2100 Doubleday Ave., Ballston Spa, 884-8484.
Video Environment + 71 Fuller Road, Colonie, 458-2717. Over 15,000 DVDs available for sale or rent.