Congrats to Eric Bilodeau and the Cable Car Cinema of Providence Rhode Island for being named among the Top Ten Theatres “Doing it Right” (whatever “it” may be) by Entertainment Weekly. I’ve spent many a fine hour curled up on one of their tremendously comfy couches, often with a freshly prepared house turkey melt (on a croissant) in hand. A “mom and pop” in the true sense of the word, Eric’s taken over the business from his father, and on any given day it’s not at all unlikely that you might run into his wife and two children on your way to get your free popcorn refill.
While their regular line-up of films consists largely of whatever indie fare is currently making the rounds, it’s their willingness to take on special programming (Magic Lantern experiemental shorts, French and African Film Festivals) that makes them a true asset to the community in a way that no faceless multiplex ever could be. I always try to stop by whenever I find myself in Providence, and if you ever have time to catch a movie there, I couldn’t recommend it more highly.