The Prospector Theater is located in the heart of historic Ridgefield, Connecticut. Sitting on the footprint of the town’s original movie house, the Prospector Theater was completely rebuilt from the ground-up with the mission of meaningful employment for adults with disabilities in mind. The 26,000 square foot building leads the way in excellence of exhibition, accessibility, and employment. Over 550,000 guests have been dazzled by Prospect sparkle since opening in November of 2014.

Our Theaters

Theater 1: 165 Seats

Theater 1: 165 Seats

Theater 2: 100 Seats

Theater 2: 100 Seats

Theater 3: 60+ Seats

Theater 3: 60+ Seats

Theater 4: 16 Seats

Theater 4: 16 Seats


Each theater has stadium-style seating and is fully accessible to those with physical disabilities.  Features include:

  • State-of-the-art Christie projectors, Dolby digital surround sound, Dolby 3D

  • Ushers meet-and-greet before each show

  • Prospect-made pre-show content

  • Closed caption glasses and descriptive narrative headsets available with every first-run feature

  • Accessible seating integrated in prime viewing locations

  • Cable, Blu Ray, and HDMI ready

Click here for more information on accommodation requests! 

Admission Policies

All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.

No outside food or beverages. Food allergies? Please refer to our special accommodations form for additional support.

We recommend that all guests arrive at least 30 minutes before showtime so that you can easily grab concessions and your favorite seats!

Showtimes and theaters are subject to change.

Service dogs are always welcome.

QUESTIONS? Please call our box office at (203) 438-0136.


Heads Up Café

The Heads Up Café serves up the finest coffee, tea, beer, wine, and Prospect-made gourmet popcorn! Enjoy a handful of carefully curated beer selections, and different wines.

When you visit the Café, take a look up at the dazzling penny ceiling. The pennies, hand-placed by Prospects, are all heads up – not for luck, but to symbolize the feeling a person has when they walk with their head held high.

Come in for a tasty beverage and admire the historic photos, handmade Prospect artwork, and penny ceiling.