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The Stanford Theatre
Ranked #6 of 40 things to do in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
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San Jose, California
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Love this theatre”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is the perfect spot to see classic movies as they were meant to be seen. The organist that plays before the show is wonderful!
There's a Hitchcock film festival playing through March; I'm looking forward to seeing "North by Northwest" on the big screen!

Visited February 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent theater, excellent movies, excellent price!”
Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Come see great, old movies in a grand, restored theater, at a wonderful, low price. Even the candy, popcorn, and soda is cheap! But the experience is fantastic!

But some like to bring a pillow as the chairs (upstairs, at least) are a bit hard. But I don't mind. I love this place!!!

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Sunnyvale, California
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Theater for 'Oldies'”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Don't miss a chance to visit this beautifully refurbished non-profit theater for great classic films of different eras. Double features are still the norm, with an excellent organist who plays tunes of the past during intermission. Admission and popcorn are inexpensive. Quite a treat for old movie buffs.

Visited November 2012
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
791 reviews
239 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
“Awesome Place in Palo Alto!”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Perfect for Palo Alto, the Stanford Theatre screens old movies in an old-fashioned, antique-y theatre setting. Between films, a live organist pops up from the orchestra pit. The seats are comfortable, theatre/opera style. It's just a classy experience overall.

Tickets aren't very expensive: less than $10, which is a rarity at most cinemas today. And the popcorn? Two. fitty. Two dollars and a half. You could pay it in coins. For a large.

It's also right in the heart of downtown Palo Alto-- meaning plenty of nice bars and restaurants are in the immediate area for before or after!

Visited October 2012
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Palo Alto, California
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful place, the best popcorn too!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Catch an old movie, listen to the harpsichord play and get some of the best popcorn at the movies! They often have great old movies, and occasionally ones that haven't held up so well. Pick your movies wisely.

Visited January 2012
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