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Alamo IMAX Theatre

849 E. Commerce St., In the Rivercenter Mall, San Antonio, TX 78205-3910 (Downtown)
210-247-4629
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Ranked #54 of 190 attractions in San Antonio
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Type: Movie Theaters
Owner description: Home of the legendary Alamo: The Price of FreedomThe crystal clear images and wraparound sound of IMAX thrills in a way no ordinary theatre can. Six... more » Owner description: Home of the legendary Alamo: The Price of FreedomThe crystal clear images and wraparound sound of IMAX thrills in a way no ordinary theatre can. Six stories high & 83 feet wide, the screen pulls you in!Experience the legend of the Alamo at IMAX prior to visiting the Alamo shrine- see Alamo: The Price of Freedom on the giant screen.The theatre complex also boasts an IMAX 3D screen playing the latest hits. « less
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Marseilles, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

During our week long visit to San Antonio we went twice to The Alamo, once before and once after viewing the movie. Since I had read the reviews I had mixed feelings about seeing the movie but it did help me have a deeper understanding and appreciation for what went on after I saw the visuals. I don't think it... More

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Lynnwood, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Things I liked: IMAX - what's not to love about the giant screen? The topic - it's obviously relevant and helps to put visits to the nearby shrine into perspective. Things I didn't like: The price - $11 for a 42 minute move is a bit ridiculous. The production value - the movie was made in the 1980's and could... More

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Not what we expected. Our family saw the IMAX movie before visiting the Alamo in the hopes that our kids would gain a little history lesson on the significance of the Alamo. But the movie was basically just a reenactment of the fight...complete with blood and bodies everywhere. My kids, ages 8 and 9, got nothing out of the history... More

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Tyler, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This short 40 minute presentation is well worth watching BEFORE you walk through the Alamo site. It gives a bit of perspective on how the battle was fought and some of the people that participated. Then walk across the street to the actual site and imagine what you have just seen.

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Newburyport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

After visiting The Alamo, this IMAX movie made the history come to life. War is Hell, and this movie helps us remember the ultimate gift that these folks made to bring freedom to Texas and the US west.

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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I actually would recommend one rent or download this movie. It is well work the historical information, but it is very old and really doesn't serve as an IMAX movie. It was wonderful to have the information prior to our visit to the Alamo, as it really helped make the history come alive.

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I was really looking forward to seeing this movie to determine if we wanted to take our granddaughters (9 & &) to see this before we went to the Alamo. The movie was made in 1988! That should tell you something. The actors were non believers. The battles were very real and the message did come across. We will hope... More

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stratford upon avon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Cost $11.50 each this was discounted as we are pensioners, the movie was what I would call a B movie in England. Gave a summary of what happened at the Alamo. The film in the Alamo barrack room for free was much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Very educational show on the Alama. After touring the Alamo, this IMAX was even more interesting. Look for a coupon in one of the travel brochures.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Highly recommend seeing this before you visit the Alamo. A bit over dramatized and given the lack of eyewitness accounts, perhaps not totally accurate, but a reasonable representation to create the context of what happened at the Alamo.

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