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“Romantic evening” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grandin Movie Theater

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Grandin Movie Theater
Ranked #1 of 8 Fun & Games in Roanoke
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Virginia, United States
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Romantic evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

So much can be done as a couple wanting to just have a simple romantic night in this area. A nice movie in a quaint theatre...a safe and quick stroll down the street and then grab a coffee, or a pastry and just feel like you are on your own...peaceful and eclectic.

Visited February 2014
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Roanoke, Virginia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Beautiful, classic movie theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have visited the Grandin theater for over 20 years. It's beautiful on the outside, and amazing on the inside. Cheap prices and good service. Popcorn and old movie theaters. The only downside is they usually have older movies. However, I would recommend everyone at least see 1 movie here.

Visited May 2014
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Roanoke, Virginia
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91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Very special with carefully selected films”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I'm not sure who picks the films at this theater but they do a great job making me happy. You can always count on the quality if they are shown at the Grandin. Going to this movie theater is an experience in itself, from buying the tickets from a velvet curtained ticket booth to sitting in a large auditorium resembling a castle. It is a real treat and beloved by the Roanoke community. By the way, the snack bar is good and very reasonable. Occasionally there are home made treats in addition to great popcorn and the standard chocolate fare. You can even get hot tea! Some of the movies are upstairs so if you are in a wheel chair you might phone first to see which screen is showing your movie.

Visited June 2014
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“My favorite theater, anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This little gem of a theater has been in almost constant service since the 1930s. It's now a community-supported non-profit showing alternative, independent, and mainstream films. It's truly a crown jewel in Roanoke and the Grandin Court neighborhood, and I make it a point to visit when I'm home visiting my parents. Hint - have dinner at Gracie's pizza next door before your movie!

Visited December 2013
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Roanoke, Virginia
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Do you want to know what it was like to see a movie when your parents were dating? But in modern technology?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was the go to spot for any dates back in the day, Trust me grandpa told me ALL about it.

They have taken the building and given it several well needed upgrades and brought modern day movie going to a historical place but have kept the overall feel. The Grand Lobby is still grand and the snack bar is the original!

Visited October 2013
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