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“I hate suburban theater complexes” 2 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 #41 of 54 attractions in Oakland
Type: Movie Theaters, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Nine state of the art movie theaters.
oakland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“I hate suburban theater complexes”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Typical suburban theater complex with primarily crappy hollywood movies, and games in the lobby so there isn't a quiet moment once you walk in the front doors. Oh, it is in Jack London Square area of Oakland, so it isn't in suburbs but has that mentality. I patronize theaters that generally appeal to adults and this certainly isn't one. I also dislike this place because it, along with some other chain movie theaters and hollywood studios conspired to put the Grand Lake theater out of business causing the owner millions of dollars in damages -- he was not allowed to rent the big first run movies. He sued them and got several million dollars, so I seldom go to the big multiplexes.... I haven't been there but 3 or 4 times in the last 20 years.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Silicon Valley, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Jack London Square is nice to visit, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

even though it is one of the safer areas, the entire city of Oakland is more dangerous than ever. They laid off many cops, and it frequently takes over 2 minutes just to answer the phone when calling 911. Pretty easy for bad guys to operate without fear.

Visited January 2013
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San Leandro, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“$5 Sunday & Tuesday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We love the bargain deals they have on Sunday's & Tuesday's for $5.....their popcorn is pretty yummy too we eat it with Jalapenos! Try it I promise you'll enjoy it too. It's like popcorn nachos you

Visited March 2012
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San Leandro, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“does the job”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

I have been there twice and the experience was nice but as average as any other theater.

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Oakland, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“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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