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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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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102 helpful votes 102 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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