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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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Watch Alamo before visiting Alamo!

Very good for anyone who is not 100% confident on their history about this special site. The movie had my wife in tears at one moment. An excellent orientation before going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Upstate Ny
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This might be worth it if you have no knowledge of the history of the Alamo or to get someone interested but otherwise don't waste your money. You can see a short film at the Alamo for free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very good for anyone who is not 100% confident on their history about this special site. The movie had my wife in tears at one moment. An excellent orientation before going outside to see the Alamo. Movie runs every 30 minutes.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We took our kids to see the film about the Alamo and were glad we did. It brought the story to life so that when we visited the historic site, we had a much better appreciation for its importance and the lives of the men that were lost. It's not cheap, but worth it for the engaging history lesson it... More 

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edinburg, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love the huge screens. I saw my movie in 3D and it was great. The theater needs to be remodeled and lets just say that the seats are extremely uncomfortable.

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

On a warm afternoon, our family took in "The Alamo" film at the IMAX Theatre located near our hotel during our visit. Would recommend seeing this before walking and seeing it in person. A lot of background information is given. This is helpful knowledge to have as you see the structure in person. Yes, sitting in those comfy chairs is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very informative film which fills in a lot of blanks in the Alamo story for foreign visitors. Make sure to sit further back in the theatre to avoid a cricked neck.

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South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had already went to visit the Alamo before finding out about this film. Watching on the IMAX screen and learning a few things while sitting in the air conditioned environment eating a $15 bucket of popcorn and washing it down with a coca cola was well worth th price of admission.....

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Elkhart, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The IMAX theatre was a great venue to see the Alamo movie. They have many different times to view the movie. The movie helps with the overall experience of visiting the Historic Alamo. I also agree with other reviewers that you should see the movie first and then go to the Alamo which is across the street. I am giving... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Got a chance to go to the movies and the chairs were just like being at home. I was able to relax and watch the movie. It was an awesome time and the prices were reasonable.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I liked seeing this film on an IMAX screen and also because it gave you a really good historical background with a movie before you go and visit the Alamo. Definitely worth seeing.

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