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“Lovely old theatre with lots of charm”

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The Princess Theatre
Ranked #11 of 80 Fun & Games in Edmonton
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St. Albert, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Lovely old theatre with lots of charm”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We always go to the Princess for the special films it shows. The balcony takes us back to our youth and the popcorn is great!

Visited August 2012
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Ft. McMurray
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Wonderful old movie house”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

If you enjoy Indy films and want an authentic theatre locale, you cannot beat this Strathcona gem. There is a screen on ground level and a second screen downstairs, access from the sidewalk.

Visited August 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Jewel”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

A jewel in the old historical city center the movies and programs should be on the website if you like old classics

Visited June 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Love it. Indie theatre at its best”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

The Princess is a nice place to spend an evening/afternoon. The theatres are smallish without a bad seat to be found. The larger theatre is a total throw back and has balcony seating. It's really lovely. The popcorn alone is worth the trip. They use real butter too!

Visited June 2012
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Old is Nice on Whyte”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

A historical treasure with post-modern pretentions, The Princess only features the best of No. american and international cinema (not "movies", ugh). The old wooden structures inside creak alittle. The balcony is huggy but not for the wary, and the floor and sound system could use loving attentiom. The lighting and curtain are wonderful relics, the downstairs mini-theatre a claustrophobic addition of recent years. Popcorn is NOR recycled or plastic, employees are your pals, united by the love of cinema. This place is indeed a treasure. Nearby you can have coffee, dinner, or a drink at Whyte Avenue's many cafes and bars. But when the young drinkers flow outward from them, 'tis best to be gone. The street turns from tasteful to trashy from 11 p.m. to 2, as noise and some tension run high. The Princess has early shows on Saturdays, and short runs of terrific films. Just don't look for "The Sound of Music". This is a cinema house that you owe it to the children to visit, introduce them to serious shows in a loving old environment. A+++.

Visited May 2012
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