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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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Austin, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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Humble, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I took my 9yo son to this movie hoping he would get an understanding of the importance of The Alamo in Texas history. Instead, we got a 45-minute long battle re-enactment. It's not as gory as many other movies out there but it's still not G-rated. My son got nothing out of it.

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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186 reviews 186 reviews
126 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had a bit of a struggle to find the Imax theater from the street we walked but if you enter the Rivercenter Mall you will definitely find it in a heart beat. The film is a quick and easy explanation of the history that lead to the fall of the Alamo Mission, although the history was specifically told from... More

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Winnsboro, Louisiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Unfortunately, a little too much loss of life. Too much viewing of blood and death. Don't think children would benefit from seeing this. Although that's what the Alamo is all about, I still left feeling sad that the men made that stand for nothing. It may have galvanized others into fighting the Mexicans, but it just seemed a senseless loss... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The 46 minute film was in IMAX format. It detailed the battle and the people that fought. The film explained the history and the impact the event had on the creation of the Texas territory.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Enjoyed the movie. It is only about an hour long and once you see the movie and actual Alamo is more interesting.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The movie was made in the 1980's with 500 history re-enactors as the actors. While it helped explain the importance of the Alamo (in my time, kids in NJ didn't study it that much in jr high!) it was a bit cheesy, esp the portrayals of David Crockett and Jim Bowie. It implied Bowie was an alcoholic, (in addition to... More

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Marseilles, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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