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“Great theater” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Crescent Theater

Crescent Theater
208 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36602
251 438 2005
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Ranked #4 of 64 things to do in Mobile
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fairhope, Alabama
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've been here several times and I really like it. It's so much better than the larger theaters. The owner is very friendly and talks about the movie before he shows it. You can tell he takes pride in his theater. There's also a nice selection of beer and a few wines to buy before the movie. Popcorn and candy are also available. Keep up the great work!

Visited May 2014
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“Love the Indie vibe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I love that they show movies on 35mm film. The crackling and spots make it feel vintage, but still pretty high def. The owner of the theater comes out before the movie and introduces it to the audience, usually giving you fun facts that make the experience more interesting. The place also has a zero tolerance policy on cell phones and they will ask you to leave at the drop of a hat, which I can appreciate. They also serve alcohol and allow you to open a tab, so that if you buy concessions during the show, you don't have to miss even more of the movie by stopping to pay. It's the best.

Visited October 2013
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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“Funky Downtown Theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's the only place in Mobile to see Indie films It's a one man shop --ticket seller, ticket taker, concessions. It's the only theater I've ever been in where someone introduces the film in person.
The only downside is that nearly every time I've been there there have been talkers. That's annoying. I wouldn't stop me from going though.

Visited April 2014
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Spanish Fort, Alabama, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Such a great atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I love the Crescent Theater. It's great for date night or meeting friends. The owner is really nice and very personable. They sell normal theater stuff--candy, cokes, etc., but they also offer a variety of wines and beers. They give a little speech before each film with some background information and personal opinions, which makes the experience so much better. We saw Blue Jasmine here a while ago, and the owner swore up and down that it would win something, which it eventually did. We also saw The Grand Budapest here, and the snippets of information they gave beforehand was really interesting. I love the variety of films they show here. It's pretty outside, in a historic building, and it's in the middle of downtown Mobile. Super laid back and comfortable. It kind of makes me hate chain theaters.

Visited May 2014
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Great local, indie theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The owner is awesome, and it's a great place to see a film. Go around Christmas when Rare Exports is showing!

Visited December 2013
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