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Yankee Magazine names Gilson Cafe & Cinema a 2008 Editor’s Choice

Editors call restored Winsted theater a “treasure, which gives new life to an old Art Deco vaudeville theater.” 

Winsted, Conn. -- May 22, 2008 – The editors of Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England have selected the Gilson Cafe & Cinema of Winsted, Conn. as a 2008   Editor’s Choice. On newsstands now through the end of August, the guide presents Yankee editors’ and writers’ favorite restaurants, lodgings, and attractions across New England, with information resources divided by state and region. 

“Yankee’s editors and our trusted legion of travel writers select our Editors’ Choice winners based on their own experiences and on tips from readers. Three cheers for the Gilson Café & Cinema. This treasure gives new life to an old Art Deco vaudeville theater. It’s always fun to take in some cinema, but when dinner’s thrown into the mix, it becomes an event,” said Yankee editor Mel Allen. 

For more than 30 years, Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide in the six-state region, providing readers with a comprehensive vacation planning tool and daily reference. 

“My chefs, my kitchen staff, my wait staff and I are all proud to have our efforts recognized by Yankee Magazine. We are dedicated to providing a top quality evening out for less than most people would pay just for dinner. Having a magazine with Yankee’s stature refer to us as a “treasure” tells us that we are succeeding,” said Gilson owner Alan Nero. 

The Gilson Cafe & Cinema will also be recommended on, where new mapping features, an expanded online database, and search and browse tools are available for travel planning, including new functionality to create and save travel itineraries. 

About Yankee Magazine

Yankee magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire, with a sales office in Boston.  It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food and features.  With a paid circulation of over 350,000 and a total audience of 2 million, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), one of the few remaining independent magazine publishers in the United States. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac. More information about Yankee: New England’s Magazine is available at

About the Gilson Café & Cinema

Located in Winsted, Connecticut, in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, the Gilson Cafe & Cinema provides one of the most unique and affordable evening entertainment experiences available anywhere. Retaining most of its 1929 architectural heritage, the Gilson offers popular films on the big screen along with full food and adult beverage service. Admissions are restricted to age 21 and over, except Tuesday through Thursday when children age 12 and above are welcome if accompanied by a parent. For more information, reservations and schedules visit


Contact:  Alan Nero