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Orinda Theater

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Address: 4 Orinda Theater Square, Orinda, CA 94563
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+1 925-254-9060

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Classy oasis

This is a classic old space, and was renovated twenty years ago. It is a nice "small" suburban theater, in the middle of an updated "eating area."

Reviewed February 26, 2017
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315 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

This is a classic old space, and was renovated twenty years ago. It is a nice "small" suburban theater, in the middle of an updated "eating area."

Thank saolsen11
Orinda, California
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60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is a vintage-style, art deco theatre in the middle of the tiny, quaint downtown of Orinda that maintains its old charm. Its definitely worth going to a movie here, vs a big, corporate/modern theater simply because its an entirely different experience. It is gorgeous inside, I will save details for you to be surprised. You can grab a glass... More 

Thank Tammy B
Orinda, California
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79 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Just like the good old days. A large gracious theatre with ample seating and no noise from 14 other movies. I don't see many movies, however I would much rather see one here than at a multi-plex. From what my friend said, the price is almost half what her husband paid in Oakland. We were lucky enough to find parking... More 

Thank nancy m
Walnut, California
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

This theatre is a beauty with the original Art Deco and large comfy seats, lots of leg room and showing excellent movies. It is a 75 year old tradition and truly the "only place" to see movies, atmosphere and excellent popcorn too.

Thank Mary F
orinda, ca
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Saw "La La Land" tonight in the Orinda Theater after dinner at Wild Magnolias around the corner. Theater is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this month. It consists of the original old theater which seats like 450-500 people, and some smaller, newer theaters to compete with the multiplexes. Much easier to find parking right in Theater Square's parking structure than in... More 

Thank steve811
Orinda, California
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495 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We went here to see regular movies (mainstream) and loved the decoration, the ambiance, the small size and the prices. Just a great value for the family.

Thank Kesslane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We were very excited to see a movie at the Orinda Theatre. Since it was New Years Day I went to the website to purchase tickets on-line. Purchased tickets with no problem. When it came time to drive to the theatre, we found out the address on Trip Advisor was completely incorrect. So we drove around for about 15 minutes... More 

2 Thank Laura W
Benicia, California
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354 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband always went to see movies here as a teenager! He's 65 now. This theater has been around for years, but the charm is the theater itself! Art-deco all the way. Classic. Large theater. Small restrooms. But worth a visit and a movie!

Thank hutchss
Orinda, California
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15 reviews
Reviewed August 24, 2016

First-run movies. Student and Senior rates. Comfortable seating/viewing. The pre-movie trailers seem to last forever, probably 10-15 minutes and are annoying. Orinda Theater offers Free Movie Night monthly and is posted on the marquee. Several dining/cocktail/wine/beer choices before and after performances, just steps away.

Thank kathy-mgt
Coronado, California
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Highly recommend seeing a movie at this theater. Staff was friendly and the movie quality was excellent.

1 Thank mopsmarg

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