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Crest Theater

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Address: 1013 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: +1 916-442-7378
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Description: Opened in 1949, the spectacular Crest quickly became the city's top...
Opened in 1949, the spectacular Crest quickly became the city's top theater, which it remains today.
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This theatre is quite impressive. The outside is a cool throw-back vintage style, and seeing a show there is an experience! Even the ticket booth outside is really cool and funky.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,258 reviews 1,258 reviews
618 attraction reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This theatre is quite impressive. The outside is a cool throw-back vintage style, and seeing a show there is an experience! Even the ticket booth outside is really cool and funky.

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Elk Grove, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a theater from the previous decade with all the glitz and glamor of a bygone era. It shows its age in some small measure but brings back memories of great film and entertainment

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Rescue, Ca.
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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My wife and I have been to several shows over the years here, most recently Dweezil Zappa and Gordon Lightfoot. We love the ambience and the beer and wine area.

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Sacramento, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Agree with the other reviewers on the renovations at The Crest, it is wonderfully restored. We had seats up close to the stage so we could see Diana Gabaldon and the hostess who led the interview. The theater was full with Gabaldon fans who eagerly lined up after the interview was done to get their Gabaldon books personally autographed. The... More 

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Watsonville, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Unbeatable environment of great historic beauty in which to enjoy a concert with good sound. I appreciated that beer and wine was served.

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Galt, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Attended a Bill Medley concert on 8/1/2014 and had a fantastic time!!!! The theater was amazing and the sound system top quality. I will definitely come back again!!

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northern california
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94 reviews 94 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was impressed by the ambiance and sound at the Crest. We had seats in the center 7th row and the sound was pristine. The vintage restoration is lovely and adds a lot to the feel of the performances. The bar area is in a pit in the lobby and you must drink your drink in that small area, kind... More 

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Kuwait
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103 reviews 103 reviews
40 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is arguably the most beautifully restored theatre I've ever enjoyed. Beginning life during the Art Nouveau era, the building is more than 100 years old and began life as a theater for vaudeville acts. Completely restored at least twice, the interior designs sweet across the ceiling and walls in organic swirls covered in gold leaf. Just gorgeous. The staff... More 

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Sacramento, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It's a beautiful theatre. You are walking back in time! They have great independent movies, host foreign film festivals (I went to two movies at the French Film festival this month. Validated parking. And they also host live events - I have seen Paula Poundstone here twice. You will enjoy your experience.

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Elk Grove, California
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A great venue for live performances. Recently saw Straight No Chaser (best a capella group around)We were high up on the right side. The sound system made it like we were 10 rows from the front. If you are up on the back rows, it is a pretty steep climb. Not for the elderly or infirmed.

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