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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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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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Great Introduction to the Alamo

Only complaint was the cost for a 45 minute movie. Otherwise movie was very informative and the theatre was comfortable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Jackson, Wisconsin
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Jackson, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only complaint was the cost for a 45 minute movie. Otherwise movie was very informative and the theatre was comfortable.

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GJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The movie helped me understand early Texas history since I wasn't familiar. It was well done. It certainly compliments walking on the grounds of the Alamo which was nearby. The theater was clean and comfortable especially since the weather outside was cold. I really enjoyed the experience.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I saw this movie in IMAX about the history of the Alamo. Viewing this movie was a terrific compliment to walking the grounds of the Alamo

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New Braunfels, Texas
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We enjoyed the visit to this IMAX Theater with one exception. My wife is on oxygen and uses a walker. The only 2 spots available to accommodate people with handicaps are far to either side. We have been to many standard theaters that had more comfortable seating areas for handicapped individuals. It was extremely busy being the first weekend of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went to see Heart of the Sea on the big screen. First off I was put off by the old stadium style seats. I have truly been spoiled by the new lounge chairs we have at our local AMC theatre here in Houston. We sat upper middle of the theatre and thought it would give us a nice view, not... More 

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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 12, 2015 via mobile

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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