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The Ideal Theatre

607 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617-1439
+1 989-386-9968
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Historic and Comfortable

First-run movies in an historic theater at low ticket prices. Local owners usually sell the... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Clare, Michigan

Old theatre, no frills, step back in time to your childhood entering. Affordable for the whole... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
diane e
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  • Very good19%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“small town” (4 reviews)
“four bucks” (3 reviews)
607 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617-1439
+1 989-386-9968
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

First-run movies in an historic theater at low ticket prices. Local owners usually sell the tickets and run the modern, digital projection equipment.

1  Thank deerfencing
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Old theatre, no frills, step back in time to your childhood entering. Affordable for the whole family.

Thank diane e
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous Main Street Small Town Movie Theater. Original Marty and Decor family operated only five bucks for adult to see a movie and four bucks for a kid. First-run new recent release movies excellent very reasonably priced snacks easy access just a great...More

Thank dturcott
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 10 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 1 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 25 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 Sheila G
Reviewed 13 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 1 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 14 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
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