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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 #29 of 146 Activities in San Antonio
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
Owner description: Home of the legendary Alamo: The Price of FreedomThe crystal clear...
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Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We viewed the film showing the reenactment of the battle at Alamo in the 1836. It was a fantastic film that really put the battle into perspective. I had forgotten many of those historical details since my high school days. My daughter told us that they had been studying this battle last week in school, so it was great for... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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26 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

went to the regular theatre, not the IMAX, and it was incredible! Electric Leather reclining seats with huge drink holders. Assigned seating, but I went to a matinee so there was no one there anyways. It was so great that I went back later the same day and saw another movie! They also sell booze there ! How great is... More 

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McGregor, Texas
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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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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
23 helpful votes 23 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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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