Best Places to See a Movie in Delaware

Check out Active Adults Realty’s picks for the best Delaware Movie Theaters

Independent films are popular all over Delaware and so are the smaller, more intimate theaters you can find throughout the State.

Best Delaware movie theaters

Top Theaters in Wilmington

Let’s start in the North with Theatre N at Nemours. On October 2, 2002, Theatre N at Nemours was opened as Wilmington’s only arthouse cinema, a project of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs under then-Mayor James Baker. First-run independent films are shown every weekend with state-of-the-art digital projection and sound system plus it has a concessions stand including beer and wine.

The Theatre is located on the first floor of the Nemours Building, 1007 North Orange Street in Wilmington. The Nemours Building and the Theatre are handicap accessible. You can enter through the doors on Tatnall, Orange, or 10th Street. More information visit https://theatren.com/ or call 302-571-4075 or email boxoffice@theatren.com.

Although it is new and features first run movies, the Penn Cinema Riverfront is an exciting IMAX theater on the Riverfront in Wilmington. Penn Cinema strives to provide a world-class entertainment destination. Penn Cinema boasts the latest and greatest in digital cinema technology featuring 100% crystal clear digital audio and projection, 3D, and high-frame rate technologies, premium large format and immersive cinema, and various accessibility technologies. In addition, Penn Cinema offers the convenience of online ticketing and an automated box office. With a focus on modern and clean facilities, Penn Cinema features 100% stadium seating with luxurious, leather rockers throughout. Learn more at www.penncinema.com/experience/.

Live Theater & Movies in Middletown

As we travel south, below the canal, we find the Everett Theatre in Middletown located at 51 W. Main Street. The Everett Theatre was featured in the 1989 film “Dead Poets Society.” Did you know much of that popular film was shot in Middletown? Just one of the great reviews commented “Such a grand old theater.” You will find Live Theater as well as movies at the Everett. For more information call 302-232-6338 or visit www.everetttheatre.com. Affiliated with the Gibby Center for the Arts, the Everett has been a historic landmark since 1922.

Hub of Artistic Culture Found in Milton

Continuing south you will find the Milton Theatre at 110 Union Street in Milton. The Milton Theatre, located in historic downtown Milton, has had an illustrious history in its more than 100-year existence. Erected circa 1910, the two-story building served, at one time or another, as the town’s movie theater, basketball hall, fire station, social center & community stage. Various retail businesses and restaurants also thrived there. It has survived three major fires, countless “nor’easters,” and decades of neglect. But now, it proudly stands as a hub of artistic culture, not just to the town of Milton, but to the Delmarva Peninsula.

The Milton Theatre offers different membership options for individuals, couples, and businesses. As a result, the Milton Theatre can maintain the theater as a premier venue for the arts and the town of Milton as a destination in Southern Delaware. From movies to live theater and musical events, the Milton Theatre has it all! Learn more at www.miltontheatre.com or call 302-684-3038.

View First-Run Movies in Dagsboro

In Dagsboro, for 70+ years, the Clayton Theatre, a single screen theatre, offers movie goers a rare opportunity to see first-run movies in a charming hometown atmosphere. Bring the family and enjoy the hometown experience with friendly service and affordable entertainment. Learn more at https://www.theclaytontheatre.com or call (302) 732-3744.

Movie Experiences in Rehoboth Beach

In Rehoboth Beach, the Cinema Art Theatre is the home of the Rehoboth Film Society. The Rehoboth Beach Film Society was conceived in the fall of 1997, and subsequent work established the entity as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The first annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, a three-day event, was launched in November of 1998.
Since that time, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society has developed into a thriving cultural resource in southern Delaware.

In fulfilling its mission while serving a membership of more than 1,400, the Film Society offers:

• Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (read more)
• Year-round film programs and events (read more)
• Morris and Roslyn Fierberg Student Film Award (read more)
• A Store full of wonderful merchandise (read more)

Please check the calendar here to see what films are screening.

Hope you will go out tonight and see a movie!

Next month, we introduce all the Live Theater throughout Delaware.