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Address: 330 Virginia St, Vallejo, CA 94590-5924
Phone Number: 707-552-2400
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Thu - Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Great Art Deco theater from my youth

This beautiful old theater has been in Vallejo for since 1911. It used to house a huge Wurlitzer pipe organ for silent movies and has EXCELLENT acoustics. It conveniently has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Vallejo, California

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Vallejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful old theater has been in Vallejo for since 1911. It used to house a huge Wurlitzer pipe organ for silent movies and has EXCELLENT acoustics. It conveniently has a full bar attached to the side too. I've lived in Vallejo all my life and been here many times to see different shows. House of FLoyd is a spectacular... More 

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a band and cocktail hour before the movie, the theater itself is beautiful and the staff is wonderful.

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Benicia, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have great music and comedy at rock bottom prices. Refurbished theater and run by volunteers. Well done! Sometimes the music is a little too loud, but that could be fixed. If that weren't a problem my review would be 5...

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I love attending events here. It is a beautiful restoration of a great old theater and the acoustics are wonderful!

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Thank Jan0528
Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The Empress is a true jewel in Vallejo. The restoration of this venue is amazing. It is a much larger venue than you would expect from the street. The prices are always affordable. For those of us of a certain age, it truly brings back memories. I have seen bands perform, comedians, live theater and even old movies are shown.... More 

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Benicia. Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Great acts coming into The Empress! What else can you do on a Wednesday night for a very very low price! Blues, Rock and Roll, 50s and 60s and more!

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

The Empress Theater hosts many types of music events. The theatre has been beautifully restored. A new sound system has been installed that is state of the art. We have been to Vallejo Jazz Society events, Kevin Russell's Cream of Clapton, and to hear local musicians. For all events the pricing is very reasonable and the experience has always been... More 

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Pollock Pines, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We have enjoyed a few concerts at the Empress over the last several years. It holds less than 600 people and has an attached bar and restaurant that we haven't visited. The ticket prices are rarely over $30 and often $15. Free parking is right across the street. They also show movies and have other events.

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Vallejo, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We went to a free concert by the SF Chamber orchestra,the seats are very comfortable the acoustics are good and the decor very attractive.There is good parking available.there is public transportation.It is a real gem located in downtown Vallejo.

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SF Bay Area, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Nice acoustics, atmosphere, and friendly staff. This is a rather odd thing to find in an otherwise desolate, and culturally starved downtown area.

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