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Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

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Address: 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916.808.5291
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This is such a beautiful historic sight! I was here for a dance competition and I feel in love with this place immediately. The grandeur of th auditorium will leave you in awe. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Susanville, California
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Susanville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is such a beautiful historic sight! I was here for a dance competition and I feel in love with this place immediately. The grandeur of th auditorium will leave you in awe. I would love to come back here again someday.

Thank Stef_795S
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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 

1 Thank Dave W
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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!!

Thank K R
Rio Linda, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

1 Thank Candace T
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

1 Thank Kevin C
Sacto area
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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.

Thank Janis L
Scottsdale, Arizona
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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.

2 Thank Samuel A
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.

Thank PGNevis
Fair Oaks, California
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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!

Thank kcdenman

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