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A movie theater with a BTX giant screen auditorium, Palace 17 & BTX Theater displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers stadium seating, 3D movies, party rooms and a snack bar.
With multiple stages, Phoenix Theater features an array of musical and theatrical performances throughout the year. Community outreach and educational programs are also a priority with this theater which includes their popular theater camps.
Opened in 1964, Kennedy Memorial Park is named for former President John F. Kennedy. The park features facilities for basketball, softball, tennis and baseball as well as a playground, splash pad, picnic tables and a pool with a slide.
Opened in 1897, Elizabeth Park is situated on 82 acres and features a rose garden, a pond area and open grass fields. The park has walking paths through wooded terrain, basketball and tennis courts, baseball fields and picnic areas.
Playhouse on Park offers a variety of shows for attendees to enjoy, including those geared towards children. The business, which seeks to develop original material through its Playwrights on Park initiative, hosts musical, comedy, and theatrical performances.
Adventure Rooms offers a distinctive team problem-solving experience, as teams work together to figure out how to escape a room by solving clues, working puzzles, and thinking outside the box. The facility hosts parties and corporate events.
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Dedicated to providing theater education, exposure, and opportunities for performance to kids of all ages, the Connecticut Family Theatre Inc offers an array of theater classes in a cooperative and confidence-building atmosphere. The theater stages a number of performances.
Home to collections ranging from the 15th century today is the Saint Joseph College Art Museum. The museum features an array of paintings, sculptures and artifacts that educate on the culture and history of art throughout time.