Grand Lake Theater

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Grand Lake Theater
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sassychik
Alberta83 contributions
Couples
My husband and I walked past this theatre many times during our week in Oakland, but we did not go in until close to the end of our trip, as we were too busy doing other things. How silly of us ... this was one of the treasures we found on our vacation. The theatre is absolutely beautiful with gorgeous marble (I think) floors, a grand crystal chandelier, stunningly tall columns ... and inside the theatres is a beautiful piece of history that should only be preserved and cherished ... tapestries on the walls, decorative walls and ceilings, beautiful wall sconces ... just breathtaking. So take a moment, take some time, go on in and enjoy this hidden gem.
Written September 14, 2014
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Valleysailor
Columbia, SC54 contributions
We visited the day after Christmas to see Star Wars final film. The theatre is obviously a huge piece of history for the neighborhood. The matinee was reasonably priced, the seats were comfortable, and the sound system has been updated and was worthy of Star Wars.
Written December 29, 2019
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LiveInTheMoment75
California155 contributions
Solo
The thing I love most about this theatre is the popcorn. They have the BEST movie popcorn out of all the theatres I've been too. But here's my beef - the cost of said popcorn is high! I know popcorn is expensive no matter what movie theatre you go to, but the size bag they serve here for the price is ridiculous. And it's the perfect size bag for me, but it's almost $5!

That said, I love coming to watch movies here because it's different and it seems that the previews are way shorter. The downstairs theatre is quite large, so depending on the movie, you could arrive late and still get a good seat.

They have smaller theatres around the corner and upstairs, and just know the upstairs theatre has many, many stairs.

As of this writing, most movies before 5:45 p.m. are discounted - even on the weekends.

I'm all about supporting local businesses, and this one has been in the community longer than I've lived in the Bay (going on 20 years), and I hope it continues on for decades to come.
Written July 31, 2019
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Nik A
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain11 contributions
Family
Live organist in the main theatre when we went, loads of much welcome leg room and a good atmosphere. Ideal for seeing "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
Written July 27, 2019
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Ryan T
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Get your political BS off the marque. Making disparaging remarks about half the country. You don't care about democracy, you just want a one party state with the democrats in charge.
Written May 16, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,429 contributions
We do come here for a movie as the theater is big and well-maintained. Come for the big screen and big sound, and the neighborhood is great for finding a meal. Parking a little difficult.
Written March 17, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,429 contributions
As long as you sit on the main floor (not the balconies), this is a comfy place to see a movie on the big screen with excellent sound. Parking can be a bit difficult, prepare to pay at a meter.
Written September 1, 2019
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Travelingbear1000
Oakland, CA680 contributions
Friends
One of the most gorgeous theaters. And, the $6 for matinees is a steal. My only complaint, which also is an issue maybe three days a year, is the lack of air conditioning, which on a sweltering day for a 2+ hour movie, is almost unbearable. Regardless, this is a gorgeous old school theater and wonderful.
Written June 19, 2017
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Gabriela G
3 contributions
Solo
I went there last Saturday to watch the Deadpool movie. The place is very pretty, the room that Deadpool played had an organ and a man played it before the movie started. Impressive.
Written February 19, 2016
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MauriceTheTourGuide
Oakland, CA357 contributions
Couples
The Grand Lake is an old-school theater right next door to Lake Merritt. The main theater is huge and the smaller side and upstairs theaters are cozy. All are beautifully decorated. All shows before 6 PM are only $6 and on Wednesdays they throw in a free small bag of popcorn. It's hard to beat a deal like that!
Written January 21, 2016
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