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“The only nice historic theatre in Sacramento is lacking so much”
Review of Crest Theater

Crest Theater
Ranked #2 of 29 Fun & Games in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Opened in 1949, the spectacular Crest quickly became the city's top theater, which it remains today.
Oakdale, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“The only nice historic theatre in Sacramento is lacking so much”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

This Theatre is nice to look at, but a lot smaller than the Castro in SF, or others in Northern California, and a whole lot smaller than the Alhambra that should NOT have been torn down in the 1970s. Also, the classics that I have seen here, have been scratchy, broken films in terrible condition. One time they showed Young Frankenstein and all the best jokes were actually cut out of the film!! There are 2 more screens downstairs that are tiny. I don't know if they have improved the sound system yet for movies on their big screen, but I got tired of this place for one bad experience after another, and never went back.

Visited September 2011
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Geneva NY
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Neon lovers dream - movie lovers paradise!”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

It just does not get any better than the Crest. Why would anyone go to a mall multiplex when an historic, decorative, deserving theater like the Crest offers such variety and top notch staff??!!

Visited June 2012
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Citrus Heights
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Apart of Sacramento's Heritage”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

Yes! Go here! Walk in the doors, and walk back in time. Of course, from the outside it doesn't look like much, but when you walk into the main theatre you will bedazzled by the interior theatre, its plush red walls, ornate gold embellishments, and ambience. You feel like you hopped in a time machine back to the 1930's. They have good deals on movies, matinees, and even offer student discounts! They also have shows, and other events. The crest theatre is an integral Sacramento landmark.

Visited March 2012
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San Jose, California
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“beautiful!”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

we were there for a graduation. beautiful architecture and great acoustics!

Visited June 2012
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Sacramento, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Enjoyable cinema experience”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Get away from the multiplex cinema theaters and enjoy a truly historical movie venue. Still beautiful, good service, great film festival presentations and a lovely experience.

Visited June 2012
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