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The Kentucky Theater

214 E. Main St., Lexington, KY
859-231-7924
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Ranked #4 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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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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28 attraction reviews
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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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Lexington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Step into yesteryear with the newly restored Kentucky Theater in downtown to enjoy an art-house / indie movie, a concert or sometimes even a first run blockbuster film. Here, you will have a choice of freshly popped corn, made on premise, wine, beer and cocktails, and best of all, a wonderfully restored grand and glorious theater, with the architectural detail... More

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Palm Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

If you want a true piece of Lexington's historical past while viewing a current film, this is the place to go. Located on Lexington's Main St., the restoration is true to it's fabulous, elegant past while making it a modern theater in every other way. There are also occasional live shows in this venue so watch for upcoming shows.

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Kentucky Theater is an awesome venue to see a movie. Normally there are only 2 or 3 movies showing at a time so plan accordingly but you will love the old world feel with the huge high ceiling theater. Make it a date night in downtown Lexington.

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