Talk about mixed emotions. Acoustic Java Café and Microcinema has just opened a coffee shop and theater in the former Cable Car Cinema. Whether they know the recent history of this site is unknown, but they may find their reception here a little cool. Acoustic Java started with two venues in Worcester, and they may be lovely, hard-working people with a dream, but I still miss the Cable Car.
The Cable Car Cinema was a much-beloved fixture of the local cultural scene and the owners are still very much around, mounting events through their non-profit Providence Center for Media Culture. Daniel and Emily are much-beloved as well.
What was the point of all this? Why did the Cable Car have to go? I would like to hear RISD’s side of this story.
I learned of the opening from This Week at the Movies at the Law and Order Party website. Thank you Matthew. (I recommend his weekly email news.)
Now showing: Wild Strawberries and Cleo From 5 to 7.
Acoustic Java, 204 South Main Street, (directions)
Google maps still shows the Cable Car at this location 🙁