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Address: 56 Arbor St, Hartford, CT 06106-1222
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+1 860-232-1006
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14:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 14:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Real Art Ways is one of the leading contemporary arts organizations in the...

Real Art Ways is one of the leading contemporary arts organizations in the United States, with a record of linking artists, innovation and community. Programs include visual arts, with exhibitions, public art projects, and artist presentations; cinema, with independent and international films 7 nights a week; music; performance; literary events; community and educational programming.

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Love attending different functions at Real Art Ways

We love to see the movies here - generally they are documentaries or independent films and are reasonably priced. The theatre is small and intimate and the art shows are always a... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Travel33871
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We love to see the movies here - generally they are documentaries or independent films and are reasonably priced. The theatre is small and intimate and the art shows are always a treat to see local talent. We really enjoy the space here and come on a regular basis.

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Killingworth, CT
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627 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you want to escape the suburban multiplex scene, Real Art Ways is one of the very best places to see terrific independent films in a relaxed comfortable setting. In addition to the theater there is also a very comfortable lobby and and an adjacent art gallery with rotating exhibitions of modern art. And the concession stand sells alcohol and... More 

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Bethlehem, Connecticut
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My husband and I went to Real Art Ways in Hartford today to see an exhibit that was to be shown from 2-9. When we arrived, we were told that the exhibit was taken down this morning. We told the girl at the desk that the website clearly stated that it was on the calendar and her response to us... More 

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suffield
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This theater shows excellent movies, often foreign movies, that are not shown in regular theaters because they are too "intellectual" for the enjoyment of the general public! A very refreshing experience. And their sound system is the only one that enable people with some hearing problems to understand the sound track but best is that most movies are sub-titled.

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Thank bonbou
New Haven, Connecticut
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97 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went here for a movie, nice to be able to have wine or beer during the movie. We will probably return.

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Thank BC-Eagle-70-74
Springfield, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We live about a half hour away in Massachusetts, yet come here frequently because "RAW" offers cultural experiences not available anywhere else for miles around. We come mostly for film (indie movies and classes), but special events are creative and fun.

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Thank Alison L S
Connecticut
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Ok, it's like this place has creative pixie dust sprinkling. I can go for something or nothing but when I leave I'm charged with ideas, impressions, just want to go do something artful. I can sit and enjoy the atmosphere; browse the creations; quench my thirst with a tasty potation.. or not; dance to my hearts' content (when the band's... More 

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Thank Joey00
Farmington, Connecticut
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372 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

If you are in the market for independent, foreign, or just quirky little films, this is the place to be. I love almost everything I have seen here and the ones I didn't love I appreciated for their unique view of the world. My favorite events here are the annual screenings of the Oscar nominated shorts. It's so nice to... More 

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Killingworth, CT
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627 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Real Art Ways is tucked away in the back of an old factory building on a side street in Hartford. Once inside there are comfortable spaces to lounge in and art exhibits to stroll through in addition to an impressive and fascinating line up of Indie movies you won't find in too many other places. The concession stand sells a... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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302 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

From RAW's indie film offerings to their art exhibits, this place is a joy to frequent in Hartford. There are many activities to participate in at night and you won't be disappointed with the offerings. Becoming a member of RAW allows you to pay $5 for films instead of their regular rate of $11.

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