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“Beauty and the movies”

Alameda Theatre & Cineplex
Ranked #1 of 6 Fun & Games in Alameda
Certificate of Excellence
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Alameda, CA
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beauty and the movies”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We have been going here since it opened and we love it. Gorgeous historic theatre restored. So thankful that the lawsuit against it was a loser! We love that it is walking distance from our home. And it is near a variety of shops and eateries in the beautiful Park District which it helped revitalize.

Visited June 2013
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Alameda, CA
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Trip Back in Time with Modern Amenities”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

First-class restoration of a 1932 movie palace with additional multiplex. The same architect, Timothy Pfluger, designed San Francisco's Castro Theater and Oakland's Paramount. It is a testament to his genius that all three have been preserved. Even if you don't choose a film on the main screen, ask the usher (yes they have real ushers straight out of central casting--not skittish, sullen teens) when you can peek inside Screen One. Gorgeous architectural details throughout. Good snack bar selections including fresh brewed ice tea and a good value kid's pack.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gorgeous restored art deco theater and modern multiplex”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Saw the Great Gatsby here. Worth a trip just to see the lobby and old theater. Lovingly restored richly decorated art deco gem. They hold various events here throughout the year and on weekend show classic movies in the main old large size, big screen theater. They also have a variety show night with local talent. Worth a stop if only to see the lobby and main theater.

Visited May 2013
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