Granada Theater

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Granada Theater
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lizardlips81
Abilene, TX8 contributions
I've always said: there's a difference between a bar that has music and a music venue that serves alcohol. The Granada is the latter and I believe this is why I seem to have so many pleasant experiences there.

I've seen tons of shows a the Granada and I can always count on a good time. The theatre is beautiful, the staff is attentive and the audience is usually pretty well behaved. I've been at packed shows, but I've never been moshed on, accosted or had someone spill a drink on me. Lack of physical discomfort is pretty high on my list of concert requirements.

The Granada always delivers.
Written February 11, 2020
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BayouFire
Pineville, LA114 contributions
I took my youngest daughter to a concert for her favorite band "Weathers". The venue had great sound was not overpowering, minors were monitored to make sure they didn't receive alcohol. Very quick check-in and is perfect for intimate up-close concerts. Daughter left extremely happy, she got to get up close to the stage and even got to meet and take a picture with the lead vocalist for the group. Great staff and security. Very cool inside and out!
Written February 25, 2020
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Ellen H
Grand Junction, CO31 contributions
Couples
If you are making a trip to the Granada Theatre in Dallas, do yourself a favor and use Uber or Lyft to get there. There is very little street parking so the cost of a car hire is totally worth it. Drinks are extremely expensive at the Theatre but that seems to be the norm anymore. The concert we attended was very good and we have no complaints. Didn’t love it but certainly didn’t dislike it either.
Written November 6, 2019
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Debra P
Houston, TX93 contributions
Family
Daughter and I attended the Our Last Night/State Champs concert here for the first time this past week. The parking is terrible! The venue itself isn't bad. Although it has tiers that are separated by waist high walls. (People tend to climb over them) When it's dark and you are trying to make it through the crowd of people, it's easy to trip on the steps and hard to navigate around the "walls" to find your way. I was only on the lower level so I can't speak for the upper level area. The bathrooms are crazy small and laid out horribly. 4 stalls, 2 sinks and 1 hand dryer in the woman's room...little to no lighting where the stalls are ...the toilets are black, stalls are painted black sooooo be prepared to feel around in the dark! I only bought a bottled water from the bar for $3 so I can't speak for the quality of the drinks or cost of them. I would probably attend another show here but would have to be someone I would REALLY want to see.
Written April 1, 2019
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John H
Dallas, TX307 contributions
Couples
Absolutely the worst concert venue I have ever been to. If it wasn't a fund raiser for some very worthy charities I would have demanded my money back.
Seating was not marked and not obvious. Ended up sitting behind the tone deaf sound tech and blind lighting tech. They both stood the entire time so the view of the mediocre band was totally obscured.
Poor musicians and inaudible vocals were made worse by overdriven sound levels, especially the bass that I could literally feel at the back of the theater. You cannot hide a total lack of musical talent by employing an equally talentless sound tech who only has the ability to control one volume lever.
Lighting was equally bad with bright lasers shone in the audience eyes, presumably to dull their visual senses as well as their audio ones.
I will absolutely never go back to the Granada based on the lack of talent both onstage and in front of house. If there was a rating less than one star they would have got it from me without hesitation.
Written August 31, 2017
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David M
Wimberley, TX130 contributions
Friends
The Granada is conveniently located, parking is easy (8 bucks) and you can get pretty close to some really good acts. However, there are no seats and last night I stood for five hours on a concrete floor. To add insult to injury late comers stood right in front of me and blocked my view of the stage. It was so tightly packed that the woman in front of me kept hitting me in the face with her pony tail. I had a great view of the warm up band but by the time the headliner came on stage I could only see the backs of people.
Written April 14, 2014
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Coach_Clark
Cedar Hill, Texas29 contributions
Couples
Went to see Cat Power. Her show was great, but the Grenada experience wasn't. Why? Not a big fan of standing up for 3+ hours (we got in early thinking they might have a spot to sit in the balcony, but they had it roped off until into the second act).

Sound was muffled no matter where we stood. Could not understand a single word, which is a let down for an artist with beautiful lyrics like Cat Power.

Lastly, called and left a message during box office hours asking about seating. No one called back.

Added up to a memorable experience for the wrong reasons. Won't go to an SRO show again. Even stools along the counters would be nice for those who want that. Can't tell you how many people were awkwardly putting their butts on the counters due to no chairs.
Written December 1, 2018
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Tirzah D
Arlington, TX686 contributions
Friends
Some tips to know: the parking is located on the street right before the Granda where you see the Snuffer's. It's $8-10 cash.

The venue is standing room only even in the top part. There is a bar up there as well.

The bar is pricey. Shots were all over $7.
Written January 29, 2017
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drlehman
The Woodlands, TX670 contributions
Couples
Great venue for a concert. It is standing room only so be prepared. Fortunately it is an old movie theater so the floor is sloped. In addition about every 15 feet there are barriers which keep everyone separated. Great place to party. Major tip:..........the Sundance restaurant is next door and you can go there about two hours before the Granada opens and you can by pass everyone to get in. You have to have a ticket to both or it will not work.
Written January 4, 2017
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evinrudejim
Las Vegas, NV25 contributions
Couples
Amazing venue in the very hep Lower Greenville neighborhood of East Dallas. We saw Junior Brown there. There is not a bad seat in the house of this revived 1946 movie theater. Excellent sound and acoustics (even off-axis) All performances are videoed and projected on massive flat screens. Full bar. Free onstreet parking was not a problem. Very bohemian happening area of town filled with cool bars, restaurants and, yes tattoo parlors.
Advice: reserve your seats ONLINE and print your tickets in advance!
Written July 8, 2014
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