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“Please keep quiet!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Jack London Cinema

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Jack London Cinema
Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
510 433 1325
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Ranked #21 of 39 Activities in Oakland
Type: Movie Theaters, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Amusement
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Nine state of the art movie theaters.
Oakland, California
1 review
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“Please keep quiet!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

I have been to this theater many times (ever since it opened). For some reason, many patrons of this theater seem to think they are at home watching their televisions. This entitles them to make loud comments and even carry on conversations during the movie. I'm not talking just about overexcited kids (you expect that). Most of the offenders are adults who have no consideration of other viewers. Management chooses to ignore this behavior and I frequently miss the movie dialog. I will not be returning to this theater.

Visited April 2011
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“excellente!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2004

it's a great theatre, might be a lil ghetto. Excellente atmosphere, it is always packed with people at night time. I also like the food they serve there. Smoothie. Yummie. Great place to go to have some entertaining excitment!

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“Bit scary at night”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2003

Walking out at night once we were met by a large crowd of young black men shouting at each other with several police cars trying to deal with the situation, not a very pleasant area.

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“Improvement”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2003

True, Jack London used to be a horrible theatre with uncomfortable seats and no cup holders, but since the renovation there has been much improvement. there now are cup holders, and more comfortable stadium seating.

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“Bad focus and uncomfortable”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2002

I went to a noontime screening of Road to Perdition and watched it slightly out of focus (in spite of repeated complaints to lobby staff) in a theater that was stuffy and warm. The air conditioning may take a while to kick in but there's no excuse for showing a film out of focus, and I'm seeing it more and more.

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