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The Ideal Theatre

607 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617-1439
+1 989-386-9968
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Delightful movie experience

5 dollars for adults and 4 for children for a show plus reasonable prices for snacks. Very... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Rochester Hills, Michigan
via mobile
Nostalgic way to watch movies

Our little home town theater takes you back in time. You can often catch a newly released movie at... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Brenda E
Clare, Michigan
via mobile
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607 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617-1439
+1 989-386-9968
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

5 dollars for adults and 4 for children for a show plus reasonable prices for snacks. Very nostalgic interior for this one room movie theater. A wonderful experience!

Thank polojen
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Our little home town theater takes you back in time. You can often catch a newly released movie at a fraction of the cost that the large cinemas charge. One if the great selling points for me is that they don't have the games in...More

Thank Brenda E
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I grew up going there and now I get to share it with my own children. Good rates, low lines, current movies and fun for the whole family.

Thank Smalltown48617
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The owner's are super friendly ...seem to love their customer's . The interior is what you would expect of an historic small community theater . Yes older without all the fancy that we all have grown accustom to. All of us that have raised a...More

Thank sheilaGeary
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

They have great prices! My husband, my daughter and I can call go to the movie and get snacks and drinks for about $25. They only play one movie at a time.

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a quaint theater, Family friendly with $5.00 general admission. Show's only one movie at a time, but that's ok with us. Popcorn is yummy and we can go to this theater without having to take out a small loan. Don't expect a beautiful...More

Thank lsines2015
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

If we are staying at the Doherty hotel we always make a point to go across the street to the Ideal Theater. This theater is family run with first-run movies for $5. The concessions are also good and inexpensive.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Great prices, not a bad seat in the house! Great sound, friendly service ! Best popcorn made in coconut oil! An original old building in Clare! Love this place!!!!

Thank dmjenks
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is a very old but very neat theater. The seats are not the most comfy but that is probably the only downside. The prices are outright cheap and they show good movies (only one screen). Its like a trip to the past. Very neat...More

Thank edward p
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Small and cozy - only plays one movie at a time. Prices are great and my family of 5 can watch a movie with goodies for under $40 versus the $60-70 we would spend at larger theaters!

Thank Nursemomtothree
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