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Address: 216 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203-2610
Phone Number: 818-243-2539
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To see Marilyn the musical

The Alex theatre is old but well taken care of. It has an interior/ exterior courtyard. There was a red carpet and many people taking and drinking while waiting for play yo begin... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2016
Riye T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

The Alex theatre is old but well taken care of. It has an interior/ exterior courtyard. There was a red carpet and many people taking and drinking while waiting for play yo begin. Has upstairs and downstairs. Great place to see a play!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The Art Deco architecture alone is worth a visit, but take time to read about the history of this once movie theater. It played a role in screening many of Hollywood classic movies and many a movie's ending was changed based on the audience reactions here.

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Thank McWett
Almunecar, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

First time here - beautiful Art Deco building with comfortable seating! Views were good and acoustics better - worth a visit for any kind of show - visit Portos across the street !!

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Thank Clive C
Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We attended a two day seminar for lack of a better description. As such we were in the facility for about 6 hours of a 9 hour day. The second day the A/C either did not keep up or quite entirely. The temperature wasn't the issue but the airflow was stagnant and I have no idea if its related but... More 

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Claremont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

My wife and I attended a ballet at the Alex recently. We bought tickets in the second row on the left and had a fine view of the dancers and sets. The sound and acoustics were excellent. Access and egress were easy even though the event was a sell out. The seats were comfortable. The location is good. We found... More 

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Thank Lorne29
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Saw a Mindy Kaling Live Talks LA book talk here and absolutely adored the venue. Really cool historic theater with amazing architectural features and a great concessions stand (including $4 beers! Great for LA!).

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Thank Columbiankramer
Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We just wish that there were more high-end productions to choose from, that might have more universal appeal. Contemporary ballet, small musicals or previews of larger shows would be welcome.

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Thank Nancy O
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I love excuses to go to this historic beautiful theater which is about to celebrate its 90th year! It's been restored, don't worry. I've seen Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell. Billy Elliot. Last Comic Standing was also filmed here.

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Thank Lucy W
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Alex Theatre has just completed a multi-million dollar restoration and offers something artistic for everyone. From classic movies to ethnic dance groups to stand up comedians, the Alex is the place to build your fun times around. The acoustics are great and the seating is comfortable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The entire house has pretty good seating / viewing of the stage, but that is expected at a small to medium sized venue. What was disappointing was the sound. I went there with a friend to see Swan Lake, and being fond of Tchaikovsky, I was thrilled to go, even if we were in the nosebleeds. However, throughout the performance,... More 

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