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Crest Theater

1013 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814
916-442-7378
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Ranked #13 of 97 Attractions in Sacramento
Type: Movie Theaters
Description: Opened in 1949, the spectacular Crest quickly became the city's top theater, which it remains today.
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Galt, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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64 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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sacramento
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I just was at the French Film Festival at the Crest this past weekend. This is an annual event and well-worth checking out. The Crest just lends itself to concerts and indie films. In saw a 1942 black-and-white detective film- just being in this grand old theater makes anything you come to see that much better. Parking is very easy-... More

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El Dorado Hills CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Most towns have torn down their old theaters. Thankfully this is still here. They are doing more live events now and not the old or foreign films ...bummer. But if you see anything on the menu that looks inviting, definitely check out the Crest. It's a bit of old timey history and the street cafes are also great.

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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

acoustics, ambiance and architecture. love it go check it out. i don't like the parking. But i love the way the appearance of the crest. I remember watching Some great shows there as a youth.

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San Jose
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Crest Theater is a small personable old style theater. With beautiful architecture, the old highback seats and curved stage. It makes anything you see there quite an experience.

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love the different programs hosted by this theater. I've seen some excellent interviews, attended great parties and appreciated the wisdom of many of the speakers. This is a gem that deserves our support and patronage so we can always count on its programs.

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