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The Grand Cinema

606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-2321
+1 253-593-4474
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We had a nice early evening at the Grand watching Ruth Bader Ginsberg. It was a fantastic film... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Surfpinky
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Lakewood, Washington, USA
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Lovely non-profit with independent films

A Tacoma cultural highlight. Great selection of independent films in this quaint older downtown... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
W.H. D
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New York
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We are the South Sound's home of independent film. Our mission is to enrich the cultural vitality of the South Sound through high quality film art. As a non-profit we are supported by our annual members, a dedicated volunteer force, small staff team, and talented volunteer Board of Directors. We offer admission discounts, free popcorn and other perks to our members. Visit our theater for a unique and cozy cinema experience, and keep an eye out for our community discussions, special film series, and annual events like the Film Awards Party each January, 253 Short Film Party every May, Tacoma Film Camp in July/August, and the Tacoma Film Festival each October.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-2321
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice early evening at the Grand watching Ruth Bader Ginsberg. It was a fantastic film. Parking is always a challenge so plan ahead. I appreciate the upgraded theater seats. Much more comfort. Give it a go.

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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

A Tacoma cultural highlight. Great selection of independent films in this quaint older downtown building. Members get a discount, too!

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Independent and forgien films. Often films that would be overlooked by other theaters.These films frequently score greater than 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. Seats are little lumpy but is the only venue to see these films

Thank David G
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

We love the Grand for the movies they run. Would like better seating, we always get to the theater just before the show starts and are seated up against the wall after crawling over a row full of theater goers or in the front row...More

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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Sure, you can always go to a huge cineplex at the mall but the Grand Cinema offers a delightful alternative to the huge crowds. Each screen offers smaller venues and no-frills seating to enjoy non-blockbuster independent films. It operates as a non-profit with film festivals,...More

Thank Joe D
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

We love the Grand. Very good films, smaller sized theaters, polite crowds and an amazing bakery next door. It all adds up to date night for us!

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

The grand cinema is a charming little old theater -the type that you don't see in most places and mostly shows independent films. They have great movies and the popcorn is delicious! They have a great mission and are very supportive of the arts. I...More

Thank Kristina B
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Darcy N, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you for giving our theater a try and for the shout out, Kristina! We're hosting Tacoma Film Camp right now and love being part of the Tacoma community.

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Reviewed June 8, 2017

The Grand is one of the last surviving small theaters around here. They have friendly volunteers and the best popcorn...with REAL BUTTER. They serve wine and beer, and are connected to a wonderful bakery and coffee shop. I love patronizing a small non-profit theater.More

Thank shetoksalot
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Darcy N, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2017

Thanks very much for stopping by! We love our volunteers and being able to offer locally made products like our coffee, ice cream, and cookies. Our alcohol service hours are limited to Friday through Sunday evenings at the moment but we hope to expand soon....More

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Great cinema that shows great movies. This is my favorite place to go to the movies. Honestly, I like it because it caters to a mature, well behaved audience.

Thank Rlisa_7
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Darcy N, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Thanks for visiting us and letting us know that you enjoy the theater! We love hearing how much folks like our popcorn.

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Reviewed March 3, 2017

Last week,we found this place to attend a film we wanted to see. It was already sold out so we bought tickets and returned yesterday to see the film. We loved the film. We loved the Theater. It is a non profit 4-plex offering independent...More

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Darcy N, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

Thanks very much for visiting our non-profit cinema and leaving a thoughtful review! We hope to see you in theater again soon at an upcoming film series feature or new release.

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