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The Grand Cinema

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Address: 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: +1 253-593-4474
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Mon - Fri 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: We are the South Sound's home of independent film. Our mission is to...
We are the South Sound's home of independent film. Our mission is to engage our community through film art, and as a non-profit we are supported by our members, a dedicated volunteer force, small staff team, and talented Board of Directors. Visit our theater for a unique and cozy cinema experience, and keep an eye out for our community discussions, special film series, and annual events like the Academy Awards Party and Tacoma Film Festival.
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My Home Away from Home

I drive 25 miles to see films at this charming venue. If you're a member, you get a discounted admission, a parking pass for a lot 1/2 block away, a small bag of popcorn with real... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Pacific Northwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I drive 25 miles to see films at this charming venue. If you're a member, you get a discounted admission, a parking pass for a lot 1/2 block away, a small bag of popcorn with real butter, and the knowledge that you're helping to support independent film in the South Sound. I've gone with a date occasionally, with friends, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The best film screenings in Tacoma are here at the Grand Cinema. No longer do Pierce County film buffs have to travel north to see the best independent films. They also make a wonderful bag of buttered popcorn.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you are into independent, foreign or local films, this is your place. It's a little on the small and cozy size for my liking though. The seats could barely accommodate my not-so-tiny bottom. However, on the good side, the sound quality was good, screen size was adequate for the small size of the theater. The staff were friendly and... More 

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Tacoma, Washington, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Grand Cinema is an older small fourplex theater. Some of the things I really like about the theater is the thought that goes into the selection of their movies. They are not just run of the mill movies that you see anywhere. The are award winning movies from Cannes and other film festivals and very unusual films that you... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been members at the Grand for several years and appreciate being able to see movies that we could not see anywhere else. Membership has many benefits and I would recommend joining if you live close enough. If you are visiting the area, a movie at the Grand will be an enjoyable experience: you will be welcomed by staff... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 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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Darcy N, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Cinema, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the positive words! We are glad to hear that you appreciate our annual events and know about our post-film discussions nearly every Saturday! We also wanted to let you know that parking next door is free each weekday, but only after 4:00 p.m. (it is free all weekend). We wouldn't want you or another patron... More 

Tacoma, Washington
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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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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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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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