We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Review Highlights
Blast from the Past

This beautiful Art Deco theater is a great place to watch old time classic movies. You will be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mychelle F
,
San Francisco, California
Amazing step back

This is a big wow. The theatre is completely restored. The organ pops out of the floor and the... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
norcalgnome
,
San Jose, California
Read all 97 reviews
23
All photos (23)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“double feature”(15 reviews)
“organ music”(13 reviews)
“big screen”(13 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
58°
42°
Nov
56°
39°
Dec
56°
39°
Jan
Contact
221 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1712
Website
+1 650-324-3700
Call
Reviews (97)
Filter reviews
93 results
Traveler rating
81
11
0
1
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
81
11
0
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews double feature organ music big screen classic films step back in time cheap price during intermission blast from the past ticket price concession stand university avenue good old days great date night per week movie palace popcorn cinema
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 93 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful Art Deco theater is a great place to watch old time classic movies. You will be surprised at how filled up the theater gets and the audience participation makes the movie that much more special. Don't expect lounge seating but you will get...More

Thank Mychelle F
Reviewed October 6, 2018

This is a big wow. The theatre is completely restored. The organ pops out of the floor and the organist begins the show. They usually show old movies. That said, the classics are not as classic to some as they are to others. You hear...More

Thank norcalgnome
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

When the luscious red velvet curtains open to reveal the title credits you know you are in for an incredible cinema treat. David Packard meticulously restored this Palo Alto treasure and if you haven’t visited do it right now. I was there for the opening...More

Thank Marybart
Reviewed July 23, 2018

My wife and I went to see an old movie here. Great experience. Cheap price, cheap popcorn, refurbished. Like you step back in time. The organist comes out of the stage. Awesome. We will go back.

Thank Richardfreetoroam
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

The exquisitely refurbished Stanford Theatre is quite a bargain!! A double feature showing vintage films, a organist who entertains during performances. The rich detail bespeaks of a bygone era. They have a mini museum of old movie posters and memorabilia. A great evening after dinner...More

Thank rogerlyles
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Double features of classic films (Marx Brothers, Preston Sturges, Ealing comedies...) for $7 - popcorn, candy, soda at great prices

Thank Ashish B
Reviewed December 28, 2017

Beautiful theatre building that shows restored classic films. It's like going to the movies in the 30's! And the live organ that rises up out of the pit to perform between the two showings is the best part of the evening!

1  Thank Dan C
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Depending on movies. Nice location and in the thick of activity in Palo Alto for before the show and after!

Thank Patti R
Reviewed October 14, 2017

The Stanford Theater is a classical independent movie theater, located on University avenue, Palo Alto, which did show all kinds of movies until it was restored and transformed into a classic Hollywood movie theater in 1989 by David Packard, who aimed to bringing back the movie-going experience...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

A heritage theatre right in the midst of the bustling University Avenue, screens only Old movies pre 1970s. They have an afternoon (3pm) and an evening (730pm) show daily. It was really an experience to watch MY FAIR LADY (the 3pm show or matinee as...More

1  Thank Chandra253
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 27 nearby hotels
Cardinal Hotel
323 reviews
.08 miles away
Hotel Keen
245 reviews
.09 miles away
Nobu Hotel, Epiphany Palo Alto
490 reviews
.11 miles away
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
832 reviews
.25 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 387 nearby restaurants
Oren's Hummus
356 reviews
.03 miles away
Rangoon Ruby
213 reviews
.04 miles away
Local Union 271
132 reviews
.04 miles away
Coupa Cafe
115 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 59 nearby attractions
Allied Arts Guild
42 reviews
.94 miles away
Rodin Sculpture Garden
75 reviews
1.00 miles away
Anderson Collection at Stanford University
39 reviews
.91 miles away
Cantor Arts Center
445 reviews
.96 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
prplprincess
January 23, 2015|
Answer
Response from Kumi M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you could contact the theater directly and ask! Tell us all what you find out!
0
Votes