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3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2739
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going every couple of months to the Grand Lake for 40 years. It is not a piece of art, but I’ve seen so many movies there that I can get my tickets and find a seat blindfolded. Parking is a bit more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

I love this theater. On Tuesdays all day and night you can see a movie for $5. On the weekends the main room downstairs has an organ performance before the movie. It’s Art Deco at its finest!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 22Janjim20
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Walking into the theater is "walking back in time" with the decor representing early last century. The movies are first rate and the seating is comfortable.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Greg S
Reviewed January 19, 2019

On Tuesday, seniors pay $5 all day. It is a real deal. The theatre is a classic gem ---wonderful Art Deco interior And friendly staff makes this landmark palace a MUST GO!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

I love going to the Grand Lake. It is a beautiful theater in the old style. Actually from the 1940's and 1950's. Reminds me of the movie theater I used to go to in Flushing, New York (RKO Keith) when I was growing up. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

great theater is convenient to transportation! close to 580 west and 580 east. oaklands best theater

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is our favorite movie theater, an Oakland jewel and a place with character, i like the modern chain movie places but this one is very special, next time try to watch a movie there!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BobCaTSB
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

The best time to go is Friday or Saturday when the organ comes up from the basement and the man plays it before the movie in the main theater downstairs. It’s a big thrill and I love to see and hear it. The guy collecting...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 22Janjim20
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

This isn't your ordinary movie experience. This is a place with many decorative and fancy and lavish theaters. One even has a balcony of sorts where you can enjoy your movie higher up. The experience is very unique and it has a good feel to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 595evanl
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Came on a Sunday with the family. After buying 4 tickets, the ticket person only ripped off 2, then told us he only had 2 tickets. This person was not thorough enough when checking tickets. That's okay. No problem. Went to order 4 hot dogs,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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