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Alex Theatre

Address: 216 North Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA
Phone Number: 818-243-2539
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Glendale
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Tujunga, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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14 reviews 14 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
146 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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127 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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La Canada Flintridge, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Our dance group had a tour of the Alex which included a history of the theater and visits to areas behind and under the auditorium. The tour leader was very good at describing the efforts to save and renovate this important Glendale landmark.

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