We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alamo IMAX Theatre

849 E. Commerce St., In the Rivercenter Mall, San Antonio, TX 78205-3910 (Downtown)
210-247-4629
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #55 of 202 Attractions in San Antonio
Book Now

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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Write a Review

204 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    93
    64
    30
    9
    8
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Odessa, Texas, Usa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Iberia, Louisiana
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
30 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Humble, Texas
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
126 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winnsboro, Louisiana
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Racine, Wisconsin
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Alamo IMAX Theatre also viewed

 

Been to Alamo IMAX Theatre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Alamo IMAX Theatre, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing