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Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
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Ranked #22 of 97 Attractions in Sacramento
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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Rio Linda, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This auditorium was restored about ten years ago, and I am so thankful that our city had the for-site to fund it! "The Memorial" as we call it, has housed countless concerts, graduations, events of all kinds for something like 60 years. When the gorgeous Alhambra Theater was torn down to make way for a supermarket (a crime) my family... More

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Sacramento, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My high school chose to have my graduation here. I have lived in Sacramento my whole life, but never actually went inside. This place really is fantastic; great acoustics. Nothing like Arco Arena (Or whatever they call it now) and centrally located in Downtown Sacramento.

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Sacto area
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

There for Les Miz Sat. eve. Friendly staff despite the thousands. Main floor bartender made mixed drink after advising and allowing sniff test of alternatives (didn't touch anything), but too much ice--a fine point, yah. Still I gave $2 tip. Good warnings via flashing lights of show starting. Long before show started, auditorium perhaps 1/2 full, I took cellphone pic... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Central location, near good restaurants. Small bathrooms for the amount of people attending a graduation.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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121 reviews 121 reviews
31 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I went to a Gala Dinner at the Memorial Auditorium recently and was impressed by the venue. It was quite nostalgic and had charm. The acoustics were quite good given the age of the venue. It is amazing to see the posters of the various acts that have performed over the decades.

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Sacramento, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Have attended jazz concerts and more recently high school graduations. Excellent facility for these uses. With its renovation, the facility is in great shape. Our school has used it for its graduations the past two years, graduating about 160 each time. A wonderful venue for this type of event - easy to see the graduates, good acoustics and seats.

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Fair Oaks, California
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278 reviews 278 reviews
69 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I've been to the Memorial for lots of events, the last one was a high school graduation. It's a plush old venue, all the seats are good, acoustics are great. Try to see a show there for sure!

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Sacramento, California
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32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Memorial Auditorium is another piece of Sacramento History - a beautiful building that has been totally restored and renovated - it is used for sporting events and some theatrical productions. A definite must see for history buffs.

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Reno, Nevada
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

-with 4,000 seats, i imagine this was the Radio City of the WREst but now it is closed to the public except for special events. we called the Convention Center which manages it and found out a seminar was being held there on a weekday- we spend 10 minutes there checking out what probably was the Radio City of California.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

It needs some serious inside updates, the seats are super squeezed the people sitting on the row behind will hit your head with their knees, not cool!! I understand that the venue need to make $ of concessions but make you throw away your starbucks before you come in to buy their coffee inside its not nice to do to... More

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