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Address: 216 North Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA
Phone Number: 818-243-2539
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A cultural showcase in Glendale

The Alex Theatre has just completed a multi-million dollar restoration and offers something artistic for everyone. From classic movies to ethnic dance groups to stand up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Alex Theatre has just completed a multi-million dollar restoration and offers something artistic for everyone. From classic movies to ethnic dance groups to stand up comedians, the Alex is the place to build your fun times around. The acoustics are great and the seating is comfortable.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The entire house has pretty good seating / viewing of the stage, but that is expected at a small to medium sized venue. What was disappointing was the sound. I went there with a friend to see Swan Lake, and being fond of Tchaikovsky, I was thrilled to go, even if we were in the nosebleeds. However, throughout the performance,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is absolutely beautiful. It has a coffee bar outside that serves beer and"Porto's Confections" that starts your journey into what a real theater used to be like. Cannot say enough about the restoration. Everything is great. They have film festivals, plays and musicals, and every seat is a great seat. If you like historic theaters, this is a must... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Martin Short w Glendale Pops one of the most entertaining shows there since 1925! Elissa Glickman The CEO was there personally to introduce me to Martin and it was a thrill of a lifetime.

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San Diego, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved the well maintained Retro theatre. The lobby walls display posters and pictures from chic days gone by. Seats were comfortable, there really wasn't a bad seat for viewing the production. We thoroughly enjoyed the CS Leis play "The Great Divorce"

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a classic theater that was converted from a movie house that had been closed for years into a major concert and professional live theater. I worked there as an usher captain for over 5 years. Great venue that did all kinds of shows. Beautifully remodeled when it was reopened about 30 years ago. Several major groups use this... More 

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Pasadena, California
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244 reviews 244 reviews
152 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

4.20.2013 - saw the LA Chamber Orchestra performing Handel & Mozart concertos. Jeffrey Kahane conducted and performed on the piano. We had balcony seats. The sound quality was decent. The seatings, fussy 1920s decor and garish lighting really needs modern upgrades. Their last redevelopment was in 1992. I noticed most of their patrons are older. Old people die eventually. You... More 

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Glendale, California
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504 reviews 504 reviews
140 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lots of local eateries around. Remodeled years ago to bring back the good old times...Parking is difficult

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

I go to the Alex Theatre with a friend who has a membership; we go for the older movies. Seeing Dr. Strangelove tonight. It's a great, old theater, and I enjoy watching older movies there.

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The theatre offers a diverse selections of shows. I have enjoyed seeing the LA ballet perform there, and dance recitals. The ambiance is lovely in the heart of Glendale. Tickets are not very expensive and parking one block away. It is a nice venue that I like to visit whenever I find a dance recital showing there.

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