Established in 1978, Railroad Square Cinema is a three screen independent movie theater with the best popcorn in the known universe. We were saluted by the Sundance Film Institute as one of the first theaters in the country to be included in its Art House Project. Railroad Square Cinema is consistently recognized as one of the region’s top theaters. Moviemaker Magazine highlighted Railroad Square Cinema in a 2016 article about the Maine International Film Festival: “MIFF’s home of Waterville is a sleepy yet culturally vibrant central Maine city of 15K that at first glance seems an unlikely cinema stronghold, but boasts one of the country’s finest independent movie theaters.” Read the full article here. Railroad Square Cinema was also named one of “The Best 5 Cinemas in New England” in the Jan/Feb 2011 issue of Yankee Magazine. Read the full article here.
In December of 2012, Railroad Square Cinema was purchased by its longtime partner, the Maine Film Center, representing a consolidation of independent film resources and talent under one 501(c)(3) organization.