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Crescent Theater

208 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36602
251 438 2005
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Mobile
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Mobile, Alabama
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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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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
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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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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've been here several times and I really like it. It's so much better than the larger theaters. The owner is very friendly and talks about the movie before he shows it. You can tell he takes pride in his theater. There's also a nice selection of beer and a few wines to buy before the movie. Popcorn and candy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I love that they show movies on 35mm film. The crackling and spots make it feel vintage, but still pretty high def. The owner of the theater comes out before the movie and introduces it to the audience, usually giving you fun facts that make the experience more interesting. The place also has a zero tolerance policy on cell phones... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's the only place in Mobile to see Indie films It's a one man shop --ticket seller, ticket taker, concessions. It's the only theater I've ever been in where someone introduces the film in person. The only downside is that nearly every time I've been there there have been talkers. That's annoying. I wouldn't stop me from going though.

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Spanish Fort, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I love the Crescent Theater. It's great for date night or meeting friends. The owner is really nice and very personable. They sell normal theater stuff--candy, cokes, etc., but they also offer a variety of wines and beers. They give a little speech before each film with some background information and personal opinions, which makes the experience so much better.... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The owner is awesome, and it's a great place to see a film. Go around Christmas when Rare Exports is showing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

great place to see a good movie, drink a glass of wine or a good beer in a quaint old downtown movie house.....good seating and good crowd that is aware of the importance of silence and decorum..unusual in 2014

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Nice historical theatre that offers wine for sale during the shows. It is laid back, and a much nicer experience than the chain theatres. It is more about the experience than the show itself is how I felt during my visit.

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