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Alamo IMAX Theatre

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Address: 849 E Commerce St, In the Rivercenter Mall, San Antonio, TX 78205-3910
Phone Number: 210-247-4629
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Home of the legendary Alamo: The Price of FreedomThe crystal clear images...

Home of the legendary Alamo: The Price of FreedomThe crystal clear images and wraparound sound of IMAX thrills in a way no ordinary theatre can. Six stories high & 83 feet wide, the screen pulls you in!Experience the legend of the Alamo at IMAX prior to visiting the Alamo shrine- see Alamo: The Price of Freedom on the giant screen.The theatre complex also boasts an IMAX 3D screen playing the latest hits.

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This was a nice experience. We visited with family and decided to go to a Movie. They wait on you in this theater and it was actually pretty good food, and also cocktails... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jac J
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Broomfield, Colorado
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Broomfield, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a nice experience. We visited with family and decided to go to a Movie. They wait on you in this theater and it was actually pretty good food, and also cocktails. Seating was ok. They do not tolerate cell phones or talking once the movie starts and that is great, more theaters should adapt their policies.

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Thank Jac J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alamo movie is historically accurate and is a great piece of cinematography! Great acting and a well written script make this movie a must see for history buffs and those interested in Texas History.

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Thank Lisa B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very expensive and boring. You can find a YouTube video that fills you in on what happened at the Alamo and save a ton of money. If you can afford it, I recommend the movie as a good way to take a break from the heat and crowds.

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Thank Andrea H
Elk River, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were unaware that this theatre had reserved seating. The man at the ticket counter did his best to get us close together. If you have a large group I recommend booking early. This movie was full up. The seats themselves were fantastic! Recliners that allowed you to get the most comfortable position for you. Food from the concessions was... More 

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Camp Verde, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We watched a good movie "Finding Dory" and it was great but the snacks were way overpriced. There was one person running the tickets and concession also which is different. Plus the movie started late.

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Thank Chatti1218
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I've been here once their is not alot of movies playing here its just a few but its the real imax a huge screen with very loud speaks walking up the stairs is steep like a navy ship but its worth your time

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Thank Hunter G
San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Parking at River Center was convenient, concessions for adults was nice, seating was great, very comfortable. The only objection is distance from last theatre to restroom. Use before seating is recommended.

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Vienna, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

It is well worth viewing before seeing the Alamo. Little Loud. Last about 45 minutes. Large seating. In the mall. Not too cool in temperature.

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Thank ladyice1725
Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I recommend seeing the movie before touring the Alamo. It reminds you of the story and gives the historical perspective needed to appreciate the tour. The seats were comfortable and the screen nice but the sound was way too loud. It "boomed" you out of your seat. Bring ear plugs or cotton balls!

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Thank Barbara G
Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice theater near the Alamo. The fully reclining seats are a nice feature and they keep the place nice and cold. Decent snack bar. Overall a nice place.

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