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All Theaters Are Open Today!

It’s Official! The waiting is over, all six theaters are up and running. Check out the 360˚ virtual tour, or better yet, come in person to see any one of the great full feature films playing. Click here for showtimes. And we’re still the best value in town! See price comparison on the right.

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Best Value in Town, Rave Reviews, State of the Art Seating and something even BIGGER!

The Beacon Cinema is racking up rave reviews on social media with the new seating and carpeting. But even more exciting is that ALL SIX THEATERS renovations will be completed, each with NEW SEATS and carpeting by November 17 in preparation for the Holiday Season’s blockbuster movies. In addition, while others are raising their ticket prices, we are staying put! We’re offering an average savings of $2.50 pp. compared to our competition. New seats, new carpeting, lowest prices and downtown convenience. Come, relax, save some money and enjoy a movie at Beacon Cinema! But Wait! Check back for our BIGGEST announcement yet for 2017 on December 7th. While you’re here check out all the NEW upcoming films! Click icons to read the reviews:

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We’ve Replaced the Puerto Rico Grand Prize with a Weekend in Cancun Mexico

For Immediate Release: (PITTSFIELD, MA) – Due to the unforeseen tragedy in Puerto Rico, the Beacon Cinema has replaced the original Selfie Contest Grand prize. After some research, The Beacon Cinema selected to offer a weekend for two in Cancun, Mexico. The Grand Prize* includes round trip airfare from Albany Airport, two nights lodging at a four star ★★★★ luxury hotel in Cancun and airport transfers. To enter one must take a Selfie of themselves in the new Beacon Power Reclining seats and share it on Facebook or Instagram #Beaconcinema, or email it to selfie@BigBeaconSeats.com with name address & phone number. Many entrants have asked about donating the value of the prize to a Puerto Rico Relief Fund. Unfortunately The Beacon, by law, can not change the rules of the contest and are obligated to award the prize. However, if the winner wishes, The Beacon Cinema can donate the value of the Grand Prize to a Puerto Rico Relief Fund by the winner signing a release. *Specific dates are subject to availability. Valid Feb 1-July 31, 2018 – Must be 18 or over to win. Grand Prize will be announced January 1, 2018. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

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Theaters 4 and 5 Ready With New Luxurious Seats

We’re 33% there! And its looking pretty solid that an additional two more theaters will be ready by mid October. We’re getting rave reviews from our customers. “Not a bad seat in the house.“, “Luxurious comfort!“, “I felt like I was in my living room…only better.” Check Schedule Below! Come and experience Blade Runner 2049, American Made and Battle of the Sexes this weekend. Not to be missed. And of course our PRICES HAVE NOT CHANGED. Still the best prices in town! Movie, Days & Times below for October 6 – 12 Friday:Blade Runner 2049: 12, 3:30, 7:00American Made: 11:30, 2:00, 9:45Battle of the Sexes: 4:30, 7:15 Saturday:Blade Runner 2049: 5:00 and 8:15American Made: 11:30, 2:00, 9:45Battle of the Sexes: 11:30, 2:15, 4:30, 7:15 Sunday: Blade Runner 2049: 12, 3:30, 7:00American Made: 11:30, 2:00Battle of the Sexes: 4:30, 7:15 Monday-Thursday:Blade Runner 2049: 12:30, 3:45, 7:00American Made: 12:00, 2:30Battle of the Sexes: 5:00, 7:30

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Due to the Tragedy in Puerto Rico We Are Withdrawing the Grand Prize

Please accept our deepest apologies. We’ve been so busy with construction getting the new recliners in the theaters, we lost sight. Due to the recent tragedies resulting from hurricanes destroying Puerto Rico and the Caribbean we must withdraw our grand prize. We will be putting our collective heads together to come up with a replacement Grand Prize. Please be aware that this promotion was conceived in April and insituted in May 2017 well before any hurricane devastation. It was the last thing any of us expected. Our thoughts are prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico and Caribbean Islands.

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Rodeo Makes an Entrance

Third Thursday, Upstreet Pittsfield’s award-winning street festival final event of the season included the unveiling of The Beacon Cinemas mascot Rodeo and the new deluxe electronic reclining seating in Theatre #4. Hundreds of patrons came to meet Rodeo and take tours the new layout. “Wow! I can’t wait to see a picture here.” said one person, others commented on how easy the seats recline with a touch of a button, how comfortable there are. But the big questions was “I guess the prices are going to go up.” Well the answer is NO!. Ticket prices will not go up. The Beacon will remain a better value than its competitor.

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Rodeo comes to the Beacon

(PITTSFIELD, MA) – The Beacon Cinema will be rolling out the red carpet at Discover Pittsfield’s September 21st Third Thursday event. The Cinema management and staff will welcome their new Mascot Rodeo. Rodeo is the Beacons new mascot  donkey featured in their recent advertising campaign promoting the addition of the new large electronic reclining seats renovation. He is a therapy equine. Rodeo will be available for photos opportunities and autographs (depending on his mood). Tours of the new seating will be offered by the Beacon staff between 5 and 7PM. Rodeo comes to the Beacon from Berkshire HorseWorks, Inc.  a not for profit organization, providing Equine Therapy for individuals and groups. Founded in late summer 2013 by Hayley Sumner, a NY/CA transplant and cancer survivor. Berkshire Horseworks is located in Richmond, MA. More information can be found at berkshirehorseworks.org About The Beacon Cinema The Beacon Cinema is an independent movie theater first opened to the public November 2009. The realization of this project came from a multi million dollar renovation of the Kinnell-Kresge building by developer Richard Stanley. The high tech- all digital cinema offers first-run films, state of the art seating and beer and wine. Web site: thebeaconcinema.com

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Oh Yeah… And that New Car Smell Too!

Moving right along! New carpeting, and yes the new BIG Electronic Recliners. Every seat is a GREAT SEAT! We’re just going through some fine tuning and very soon, you’ll be able to sit back and relax with your favorite movie.

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We are working hard to get you into those new BIG RECLINING SEATS!

Construction began late July with the removal and gutting of the theater floors. We’re just a tad behind schedule but you can see from these pictures things are moving right along. Perhaps you’d like a sneak peak???? Check back Friday.

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Seat Renovations Begin!

Renovations have begun! We’re down to 3 theaters. Pilling up the seats in all sorts of ways. Something BIG coming soon!

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