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The Kentucky Theater

214 E. Main St., Lexington, KY
859-231-7924
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Ranked #5 of 58 Attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Traveler Description: This Romanesque-style theater built in 1922 was restored to its original grandeur in 1992. In addition to showing classic, modern and foreign films... more »
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Saw a movie right after it was renovated. Well worth a visit! Always look for a reason to go to the Kentucky Theatre when we are in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place has a storied history, and shows a variety of popular films, documentaries, midnight movies, series, and even hosts the monthly Rocky Horror Picture Show. Good fun - and there are adult beverage options at the concession stand!

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Berea, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A friend and I visited the Kentucky Theater for a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The theater was easy to find in downtown Lexington. There is street parking or you can use a parking garage just a block away. The theater even has a deal with the garage so you pay less for parking when you let... More

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Kentucky Theater is like taking a trip back in time. The theater is a work of art. The popcorn is just the way popcorn should be deliciously salty and buttery.

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Lexington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

the inside is so beautiful, really......movies are great. staff is so friendly and attentive. they've got the customer service mix just right here. I'm glad they are part of Lexington!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is akin to visiting a time long ago when beauty was part of the theater experiece, be it a movie or a live performance. Recently refurbished, the grand lady is a time capsule that is to be savored, enjoyed, lived. Take a tour, if possible. Catch a movie, a classic. This beauty is a real experience not to be... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were going to be in town just for a couple of days and wanted to catch a movie here to see what we read on line to be a grand old theater. We bought tickets to see a showing at one of the few times we could fit in our schedule. Little did we know that there is more... More

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Berea, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is an "old style" theater (recently remodeled) - long aisles, big screen, the feeling of "being at the movies." You can get soft drinks and/or beer and wine a the concession stand, too.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Renovations look great. Love the extra concessions offerings. Great place to catch a show. It was cold but most theatres are.

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Perryville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went to see a high school presentation of Shrek the Musical with my 11 year old for his birthday and we had enjoyed it very much. It is a small theater so there really isn't a bad seat although we were on the second row.

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