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Indie theater in a great location

I have been going to this theatre for over 25 years. It is in a neat area with lots of eclectic... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Troy, Ohio
Cozy, kind of retro but sleek

From the posters out front with the glass windowed ticket booth and original marquee overhead, you... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
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May 5, 2018
“Indie theater in a great location”
Nov 9, 2017
“Cozy, kind of retro but sleek”
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320 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2003
+1 513-281-8750
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I have been going to this theatre for over 25 years. It is in a neat area with lots of eclectic shops and different restaurants. So nice not to be in the mainstream stores and restaurants. The theatre has charm and character and the seats...More

Thank RunningEsme
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

From the posters out front with the glass windowed ticket booth and original marquee overhead, you know it's your night our at the movies! You step inside, smell popcorn, and you are excited but relaxed. Indie films and films you read reviews about in the...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My friend was showing me around town where he grew up and brought me here to check out this great theatre! Very small and quite. It's like stepping back in time. It's a beautiful place with very friendly staff.

Thank Williamhorn20
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We visited here yesterday and it's probably been 20 years since I've been here. My last time here, there were three screens and the place seemed slightly "seedy". Things have improved considerably and the number of screens has doubled. We had snacked before getting to...More

Thank Allen B
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I am a movie freak and habitually go to the Mariemont and Esquire theaters in this group. I love the small-time feel of these theaters, the coziness, the good popcorn and the most of all, movies that are not mainstream. The group has added a...More

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Esquire is in the center of Clifton, down the hill from UC. The have a variety of movies, typically not the big blockbusters. Ticket prices and refreshments are reasonably priced, and their popcorn is delicious.

Thank HDS1
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The Esquire theatre is a local indie film theatre. Most films only stay about 2 weeks. Popcorn (which is best in the city of theatres) and COKE products + beer/wine, usual candy, plus sweets from local bakeries. Always a great experience.

Thank Porthos7
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I love movies, all kinds of them. Big blockbusters, little independent films, and international - here is where you get to see the great movies that don't get to the suburban chain theaters. I also love the Clifton neighborhood with so many great restaurants. Make...More

Thank BallardSimone
Reviewed 3 March 2016

The Esquire is a cozy neighborhood movie theatre in the Clifton (Think UC) area of Cincinnati. It reminds you of the old theatres that dotted the city. They show sone first released movies, indie films and even the Rocky Horrow Picture Show on some Saturday...More

Thank secondchances13
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I attended a sold out theater on an unusually warm Sunday afternoon. All 3 shows for that day were sold out so get your tickets early. I'm glad it wasn't cold outside as the line went down the sidewalk. Before the movie is started, 6...More

Thank Judy Y
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