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Address: 606 S Fawcett, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: 253-593-4474
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great theater for unique movies

The Grand is a much loved theater in the Stadium district in north Tacoma. It shows foreign, art and unique movies not available anywhere else. It also promotes local film... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Grand is a much loved theater in the Stadium district in north Tacoma. It shows foreign, art and unique movies not available anywhere else. It also promotes local film makers' creations.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Grand Cinema is run by volunteers and has many events throughout the year, in addition to, running popular, mainstream movies. The theater often hosts post movie discussion forums. Parking is free in a lot next to the building. The concession stand is well stocked. If you are looking for comfy seats and a huge screen, you will be disappointed.... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Homey old Tacoma environment - run by folks devoted to good film - hard to get a bad flick there - lots of heady stuff, off-beat, foreign films. Great to escape the computer generated no-plot stuff coming out of Hollywood. An environment of fellow-minded people - people volunteer their time to support the theater. Just the place for those sick... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great staff! Fun selection of movies. Parking can be an issue, but usually only a short walk if the lot is full. My wife purchased me a membership as a gift, and it was a wonderful gift that paid for itself quickly. It also eliminated the parking issue, as yoy get a parking pass with a membership.

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Puyallup, Washington
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Do you know that old pair of shoes that fit just right and feel great? They might not be fancy or the latest fashion, but they fit you perfectly and make you feel good? That is the grand cinema. You will enjoy quality movies without the baloney and large crowds. Not shiny, but very good.

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Gig Harbor
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The Grand is a small, independent non-profit movie theatre in downtown Tacoma. They show a mix of first run movies together with independent and foreign films that you will not find anywhere else in the area. There are four screens. Seating is limited so the viewing environment is intimate. We became members last year. With our membership (and a senior... More 

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Fox Island, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We discovered The Grand Cinema about a year ago and then I wished we knew about it sooner. Now we have a membership and enjoy the benefits of discount tickets and free small popcorn. And I love the popcorn there. It's the only place around to see some of the indie and art films. We go there on a regular... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If your a film buff, or just a movie buff, or love independent films, this is the place for you. Delightful atmosphere old time theather feel.Very enjoyable experience.

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113 reviews 113 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I usually love these types of cinemas, but our first visit left us a little disappointed. The staff seemed a bit overtaxed, leaving them a little edgy. But my least favorite part was listening to the movie next door, as the walls are just too thin. This took away from the excellent, non-action (read: quiet) movie that we were watching.... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Can't say enough about the "neighborhood" theatre. The movies never disappoint. Unusual, thought provoking Oscar and Golden Globe nominees play first at the Grand. Great documentaries. Volunteers and cheerful people who love the movies in the lobby. Reasonable price for first rate "IT" movies playing in larger metro areas. Read a review in the Wall Street Journal and a week... More 

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