We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Big Picture Theater & Cafe

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 48 Carroll Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673-4408
Phone Number:
+1 802-496-8994
Website
Today
08:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 87 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Great place to see a movie, with the best popcorn ever!

You can go to the bar and get a great beer on tap, eat really good popcorn with extra butter and then go and sit is a cozy couch or movie seat and see a film. Before or after (or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
37enidw
Add Photo Write a Review

87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 86: English reviews
Level Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go to the bar and get a great beer on tap, eat really good popcorn with extra butter and then go and sit is a cozy couch or movie seat and see a film. Before or after (or during) you can have dinner at the cafe. One of my favorite places in Vermont!

Helpful?
Thank 37enidw
Lima, Peru
Level Contributor
98 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is awesome. There is jazz on thursdays, and apart from the singer, they are really good. The movies take a while to reach this place; had to wait 3 weeks to see La La Land here. There are regular events, some for kids, and some for adults. I specially remember when Martin Luther King Jr. Day came around,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lucio C
Vermont
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The Mountaintop Film Festival is going on right now and Claudia the owner of this awesome establishment has brought intellectually stimulating and international films to commemorate the Martin Luther King holiday... recognizing the theme of civil rights ... be it American or international. In this small town of Waitsfield, sophisticated people are bringing high minded content to our community and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lisa H
Burlington, Vermont
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Might be only movie theater you ever go to with dirt parking lot, back row of velvet love seats with pull up tables so you can eat a meal or have a beer that you can order from the attached cafe that has great menu, full bar, espresso machine, soda fountain, etc. while watching a movie. Great setting and cool... More 

Helpful?
Thank eric s
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop in Vermont and it was a great first impression. Delicious! - the tofu/risotto was incredible, steak tacos very good and the kids loved the grilled cheese and hot dog. Very large drinks.

Helpful?
Thank Scott B
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016

While staying in the Mad River Valley we came here for a meal and enjoyed both the food and the local musicians. It was good enough that we went back the next day for their jazz night plus some huge slabs of cake. Highly recommend this place if you are passing through the area

Helpful?
Thank Kevin H
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great find recommended by our hotel. The pancakes were fluffy and served with real maple syrup (huge portions so we left with a to go container). Our server recommend the special and we agreed, it was fabulous. The donuts were yummy...combo cake and raised with a maple glaze. Fast and friendly service, a must try if you are in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We went for the movies and were surprised by the quality of food at the cafe. Locally sourced and well-prepared We tried the hamburger and homemade ravioli, washed down with cans of Heady Topper. We'd go back just to dine!

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer U
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This is a fun, eclectic cafe attached to local theater. Food was very good. Service was great. Love that they have fresh bread made onsite and tons of creative menu options. Bonus: they offer gluten free choices. And don't miss their donuts!

Helpful?
Thank Regan J
Seacoast NH
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

It's a turn back in time to a simpler way of life. A unique spot to visit that hasn't been spoiled by the commercialism that has become our way of life. Can't wait to go back. The staff is warm and welcoming. I was sad that our timing didn't work to have a meal there, but we watched a movie... More 

Helpful?
Thank misocksgal

Travellers who viewed The Big Picture Theater & Cafe also viewed

 

Been to The Big Picture Theater & Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Big Picture Theater & Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?