Beginning in January 2010, The Norwich Community Cinema will be showing films in two locations. Our 2nd Saturday Independent Films will continue to be shown at the Donald Oat Theater in Norwich Connecticut. Foreign Films are shown on the 4th Friday of each month on the campus of the Norwich Free Academy in the The Sidney E. Frank Center of the Visual & Performing Arts.
Donald Oat Theater
The Norwich Community Cinema
Norwich, CT 06360
The Donald Oat Theater is located at 62 Broadway (3rd floor). Parking is available on Broadway and adjacent streets. There is no elevator. Handicapped/street level access to the theater is located just behind 85 Church Street. For this entrance park on Church Street, or in the Peoples Bank lot.
FROM HARTFORD: If you are coming from Hartford, take Route 2 into Norwich, turn right at Backus Hospital and stay on Route 2/Washington Street until you get to the waterfront area (Look for the triangular ‘Flatiron’ building on the corner; there will also be a group of antique apartment buildings on the right as you go up the hill). Take a left at that light up onto Church Street (directions to City Hall), and as you come over the top of the hill, the back entrance to the theater will be on your right for use by handicapped or mobility-challenged patrons. Otherwise, come down to the intersection, keeping right, and you are on Broadway.
The Theater is on your immediate right. Keep left and you’ll see the Norwich City Hall parking lot, which may have parking available during the evenings and weekends.
FROM NEW LONDON: Come north on Route 395, take exit 80 (Downtown Norwich). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right on West Main/Route 82. When you come over the bridge, stay in the middle lane. Follow signs for City Hall – through the light and up Church Street. Rest same as above.
Sidney E. Frank Center
The Sidney E. Frank Center is located on the Campus of the Norwich Free Academy (NFA) in Norwich, Connecticut. Located on the Easternmost side of the campus, the Frank Center is on Joseph Perkins Rd and set to the rear of the campus beyond the end of the athletic field.