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Alamo IMAX Theatre

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Address: 849 E. Commerce St., In the Rivercenter Mall, San Antonio, TX 78205-3910
Phone Number: 210-247-4629
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Description: Home of the legendary Alamo: The Price of FreedomThe crystal clear images...
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.
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Remember the Alamo

When you are visiting San Antonio, you just have to visit the Alamo. To get a good picture what went down at this historic site, I watched the movie in the I max theatre before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Kiyoshi K
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Texas
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231 reviews 231 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I liked seeing this film on an IMAX screen and also because it gave you a really good historical background with a movie before you go and visit the Alamo. Definitely worth seeing.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Definitely go see this before going to see the Alamo. It will give you a visual perspective. Cool experience to see it and then walk out the door to see the real Alamo.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

This iMax theater is nowhere near as nice as the one in Fort Worth. However, I would highly recommend watching the movie: "The Alamo: the price of freedom" before visiting The Alamo. It is about 40mins and really brings the significance of this important historical marker to life. Although the theater itself may be needing some updating, this particular presentation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

When you are visiting San Antonio, you just have to visit the Alamo. To get a good picture what went down at this historic site, I watched the movie in the I max theatre before going to the actual site.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The movie is a 45 minute informational movie on the battle at the Alamo. It was ok, gave you a little bit of history. I would rather see the alamo documentary on ITunes for less money. The movie was 12.00 since it is considered an attraction.

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Antlers, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went and watched American Sniper at this theater....wonderful....its in the mall so that's an added plus...place was clean, everyone was friendly....plus parking is attached to the mall and an easy walk....if you haven't been to San Antonio then beware parking is a nightmare.... so having a parking garage close by is a double plus!

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Warren, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just read the last review of this theater "This Place Has Really Gone Downhill" and have to totally agree with everything the review said. We wanted to learn more about the Alamo so got tickets to Price of Freedom. The tickets were very expensive. But we thought "We're paying for an IMAX production" so didn't fuss. This was no more... More 

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Oksboel, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have been in IMAX Theatre's in several city's. Always a big experience. Here we saw the Alamo Film. A good historic film. IMAX is located upstairs in the Rivercenter Mall

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

So sad to see what has happened to IMAX Rivercenter. I used to bring school groups here for many years and it was such a class act venue. That is not to be anymore. It is very run down and the employees need a lesson in politeness. I am so sad that this is representative of our city.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Following a visit to the Alamo, my husband and I went to the IMAX cinema to watch the film. Being British, we didn't know much about the history of Texas or the conflicts with the Mexicans. Therefore the visit to the Alamo in combination with the cinema experience really brought it to life. A trip to the Alamo is not... More 

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