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Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
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Ranked #16 of 70 Attractions in Sacramento
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is an architechtual gem in Sacramento that almost met its demise because of eqarthquake safety standaards. Built sometime in the late 20's, this is a magnificant old auditorium that has seen everything from presidential candidates, the Beach Boys to boxing. It you can get inside do so...but just make sure you at least do a drive by to ogle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It has history, it has old glamour, it is beautiful. I saw Brandi Carlile and the Avett Brothers on Friday. The sound was awesome and the place is still rocking!!

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Rio Linda, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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27 attraction reviews
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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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35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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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72 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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