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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Fairhope, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Spanish Fort, Alabama, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Crescent is an authentic one-screen movie house -- a bit of history preserved in downtown Mobile. It shows one movie at a time, so you need to look on-line for the calendar and plan accordingly. Snacks, beer and wine (and yes, soda) are available at the concession stand and, during the actual film, an honor system is in effect... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I surprised my boyfriend with a trip to the Crescent Theater to see Godzilla. We absolutely loved it. There are awesome comfy chairs in the front if you get there in time. Some of the seats do not recline anymore but the owner offers folding chairs as a foot rest :) He also gives a little background info on the... More

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