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Jack London Cinema

Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
510 433 1325
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Ranked #45 of 56 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Movie Theaters, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: Nine state of the art movie theaters.
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English first
oakland
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Typical suburban theater complex with primarily crappy hollywood movies, and games in the lobby so there isn't a quiet moment once you walk in the front doors. Oh, it is in Jack London Square area of Oakland, so it isn't in suburbs but has that mentality. I patronize theaters that generally appeal to adults and this certainly isn't one. I... More

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Silicon Valley, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

even though it is one of the safer areas, the entire city of Oakland is more dangerous than ever. They laid off many cops, and it frequently takes over 2 minutes just to answer the phone when calling 911. Pretty easy for bad guys to operate without fear.

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San Leandro, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We love the bargain deals they have on Sunday's & Tuesday's for $5.....their popcorn is pretty yummy too we eat it with Jalapenos! Try it I promise you'll enjoy it too. It's like popcorn nachos you

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San Leandro, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

I have been there twice and the experience was nice but as average as any other theater.

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Oakland, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

I have been to this theater many times (ever since it opened). For some reason, many patrons of this theater seem to think they are at home watching their televisions. This entitles them to make loud comments and even carry on conversations during the movie. I'm not talking just about overexcited kids (you expect that). Most of the offenders are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2004

it's a great theatre, might be a lil ghetto. Excellente atmosphere, it is always packed with people at night time. I also like the food they serve there. Smoothie. Yummie. Great place to go to have some entertaining excitment!

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A TripAdvisor Member
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2003

Walking out at night once we were met by a large crowd of young black men shouting at each other with several police cars trying to deal with the situation, not a very pleasant area.

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A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2003

True, Jack London used to be a horrible theatre with uncomfortable seats and no cup holders, but since the renovation there has been much improvement. there now are cup holders, and more comfortable stadium seating.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2002

I went to a noontime screening of Road to Perdition and watched it slightly out of focus (in spite of repeated complaints to lobby staff) in a theater that was stuffy and warm. The air conditioning may take a while to kick in but there's no excuse for showing a film out of focus, and I'm seeing it more and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2002

The Jack London Cinema looks quite pleasant from the outside, and in the lobby. It's fairly large and spacious for a downtown cinema, and has a pretty good selection of films (9 showing when we went) - although all mainstream. There was no queue for our late showing of "A Beautiful Mind". The auditorium that we sat in was reasonably... More

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