We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Crescent Theater

208 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36602
251 438 2005
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 32 Attractions in Mobile
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
5 visitor photos
Write a Review

72 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mobile, AL
Top Contributor
231 reviews 231 reviews
38 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mobile, Alabama, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sikeston, Missouri
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
41 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mobile, Alabama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Fairhope, Alabama
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
59 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fairhope, Alabama
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Charles, Missouri
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Crescent Theater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing