Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Customer Spotlight: The Cable Car!!


The Cable Car cinema is an essential landmark for Providence, RI.  In business since 1976, and acquired by current owners Daniel and Emily in 2008, the Cable Car is an independent art house cinema that also serves a limited menu, coffee, beer and wine, making it a great place to meet with friends or to do work, as well as see all different kinds of films, ranging from classics, award nominees of all sorts, and independent films.

The Cable Car is located on South Main Street, which Daniel noted as being a great location.  Situated right across from the RISD architecture and industrial design building, Cable Car staff feels the impact by the students working hard on interesting projects.  There is always the potential for an engaging conversation.


Apart from being a great cafe, the Cable Cars  cinema is what makes this place a must visit location in Providence-  The film program is curated by Daniel and Emily and is always changing.  Not only are films shown that might be hard to otherwise see, many times, community  events surround the film.  For instance, Cable Car hosted an event for Record Store Day, where they screened “Last Shop Standing, The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop,” and then had live music, food trucks, and a vinyl record sale in conjunction What Cheer Records & Antiques, Analog Underground Records, RIAM Collector The Colonel Johnny Maguire, Armageddon Records and In Your Ear Records.  

Recently, they did an event with Girls Rock RI, showing the “The Punk Singer,” followed by a discussion and then karaoke!  “The Punk Singer” is still available to see TODAY and TOMORROW! (Dec 18-19th)

These events tie into the Cable Car’s mission.  There are not many single screen, art house cinemas are a thing of the past.  The Cable Car represents a public space, for the community and businesses to come together to share interests and collaborate.  

Stop by to have a taste of their exclusive coffee or espresso blend and check out what films are screening: