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Crescent Theater

Address: 208 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: 251 438 2005
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Ranked #1 of 11 Activities in Mobile
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Irvington, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

What a great little theater! Its an older, lovely building.The owners are very welcoming and show great movies. You can relax in Lazy Boy chairs in the first row and enjoy snacks and a beer or bring your own food. It is an all around fun place to see a flick.

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Mobile, Alabama
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have been to several movies at the Crescent, and the owner seems to have great taste in showing current and classic movies. I also like the choice of drinking a alcoholic beverage during a show. A nice touch.

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Get there early, grab some beer and wine and then kick back in a recliner. The movies are often not strictly mainstream. This is a laid back venue.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were in for Bayfest. I bought the movie tickets online. It was a little over 10 bucks each with tax/ect. There is a row of recliners in the front row that I guess people love.. but they are way to close to the screen for my liking. We sat up near the back. Seats are comfy. Place is clean.... More 

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Mobile, AL
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
40 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you're from out of town, you'll probably want to tell your friends back home about it. Max, who owns and runs the place will seem like an old friend before you leave. The Crescent alternates artsy type films with Hollywood hits. Mid-week, Max will sell you your ticket, get you your popcorn, introduce the movie from the front of... More 

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Love this place - come in and buy your ticket, along with your beer or wine, then enjoy a little background on the movie you're fixing to see provided by the owner, who then runs the film himself (no 20-minute previews). If you need a drink refill, you get it in the lobby and settle up when the movie's over.... More 

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Sikeston, Missouri
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148 reviews 148 reviews
41 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Were a little disappointed that many if the recliners are broken but we go here every time we visit dauphin island. Saw "my old mother" today and really liked it. Will return next trip!

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Mobile, Alabama
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you are looking for a night at the movies this is the place. Small but beautifull. Film selection is great (if you do not expect Blockbusters). What I liked best was the guy who runs the place. Before the movie he welcomed the vistiters and talked about the upcomming movie. If I am ever back in the area ,... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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115 reviews 115 reviews
60 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place is a throw back to when the theater was great entertainment. You walk in and can grab a beer or some wine and then pick out a comfy seat. The owner is very friendly and always comes in a talks to the audience and introduces the movie. It is a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable way to spend an... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

You will love this place. The owner comes in and greets you and talks about the film before it starts. Grab a beer or whatever and snuggle into the old comfy seats. The place fills up so get there a little early. Nice intimate old style movie theater with the look and emphasis on the word Theater.

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