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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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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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McGregor, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband and I bought tickets to an IMAX showing of The Maze Runner. We should have saved our money. I'll give it this: The speakers worked. We had to climb from our original seats to the top row, and we were still deafened from the special effects. The next day we went to the theater showing of Guardians of... More

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Minnesota
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This could have been a great experience. We went to see the movie to learn more about the history of the Alamo before visiting there. Unfortunately the experience was ruined by the volume so loud it actually bothered my ears. I have been in IMAX and surround sound theaters many times and have not had a problem. I measured the... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Clean, comfortable, and great comfortable reclining seats. Great matinee rates. What more can you want. Good selection of concessions.

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Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Helps to understand the fighting and fall of the Alamo. Try to see it before you visit the "Alamo"..

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Houston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I enjoyed it like no other! The recliners, how clean it was, perfect temperature, the amount of people per theater was excellent! Very well worth it!

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Odessa, Texas, Usa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I had never been to an Imax theater before but we had some extra time and I felt like it would be cool to go to. We went to watch Guardians of the Galaxy...I was blown away! It was packed, but not so that we didn't end up with good seats. The graphics were phenomenal, the sound was spectacular. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

While a bit dated, a great place to see the Alamo film. They do keep it cold during the summer! A bit musty smelling and seats need an upgrade.

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

While in San Antonio we went to the Imax Theatre to see the movie. The movie was very informative, but very expensive to see a 45 minute movie. I found some of the other movies about the Alamo and Texas more entertaining than this one.

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San Jose
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

$12.50 for a 45 minute movie was pricey to us. However, it was very well done, made the people and the experience of The Alamo more real and gave us some time out of the Texas heat.

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Austin, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

In the past, 3D movies have tended to be pretty lame, so my expectations were not very high. We watched a modern movie here (not the Alamo) and were surprised by how realistic 3D technology has allowed movies to become. Fun, and not terribly expensive.

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