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Grand Lake Theater

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Address: 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA
Phone Number: 510 452-3556
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Lovely Grand Theater...

Beautiful vintage theater inside and out, but needs a bit more in upkeep...worth the $5.00 ticket price before 6:00 p.m. Parked across the street under the freeway. Was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Beautiful vintage theater inside and out, but needs a bit more in upkeep...worth the $5.00 ticket price before 6:00 p.m. Parked across the street under the freeway. Was very happy with our seats and the excellent movie that we saw...American Sniper...Chris Kyle a true hero!

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Tuesday is $5 movies all day -even 3D ones. You can't go wrong. Parking can be difficult but since I live in Oakland I usually ride my bike

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Oakland, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This theater is absolutely beautiful with its vintage appeal that would make you imagine, though it is a movie theater, how it was probably like back in the days when people would wear gowns to catch theatrical plays and all that. I was there two days ago, and I was among the people who, upon entering the theater, took some... More 

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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I was in town visiting and happen to catch their last showing of Interstellar in 70mm in the main auditorium. OH MY GOD it was beautiful. I have seen the movie again and while I do love the movie, the second viewing at a different theater didnt hold a candle to the experience of seeing it at the Grand Lake.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great movie experience. Get there early on Friday & Saturday nights for the great Wurlitzer concert in the main theatre.

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Oakland, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

see whatever is in theater 1 (the big one) and go on saturday night while the organist plays. it's a fantastic theater with a bizarre ladies restroom (there are more stalls around the corner!). go grand lake! give the multiplex a break and support this local theater when you can!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a glamorous old timed theatre from the past! You will be amazed and delighted with the interior. All the gold trimming and wood cravings. The grand staircase Is a slight to behold. Only complaint I have is for ADA, first level seats only. No modern elevators, only stairs!! This theatre has a variety of events; concerts, shows ,... More 

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Oakland, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place has managed to keep it's old world charm and a trip to movies affordable. It's centrally located near lots of local restaurants, bars and other local shops. Saturdays are a challenge though The Farmer's Market is happening and all the nearby restaurants and bars open early, so parking is becomes a challenge, but it's totally worth the trip!... More 

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Alberta
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I walked past this theatre many times during our week in Oakland, but we did not go in until close to the end of our trip, as we were too busy doing other things. How silly of us ... this was one of the treasures we found on our vacation. The theatre is absolutely beautiful with gorgeous... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It may seem like a small gesture, but my friends wanted to treat me to a movie. We ended up seeing Guardians of the Galaxy and it was a wonderful time. The seats were a bit uncomfortable for the entire duration of the movie, but I had a fantastic time all the same.

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