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“Great independent theater.”
Review of The Grand Cinema

The Grand Cinema
Ranked #1 of 21 Fun & Games in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are the South Sound's home of independent film. Our mission is to enrich the cultural vitality of the South Sound through high quality film art. As a non-profit we are supported by our annual members, a dedicated volunteer force, small staff team, and talented volunteer Board of Directors. We offer admission discounts, free popcorn and other perks to our members. Visit our theater for a unique and cozy cinema experience, and keep an eye out for our community discussions, special film series, and annual events like the Film Awards Party each January, 253 Short Film Party every May, Tacoma Film Camp in July/August, and the Tacoma Film Festival each October.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Do you love foreign films? Independent films?? Films that make you pause? Films that make you think? The Grand is the place to go! You won't find the Hollywood mega million movies here--thank goodness. The popcorn is the best-- real butter with no extra charge and cooked in canola oil. It is run by (mostly) volunteers and you can tell they love what they do ! (which is making popcorn--teehee)
Parking is a bit of a problem. The little lot next door fills quickly--so go early to find a spot on the street.

Thank AnnaDan M
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great films and not too big. Bakery right next door. Easy parking even though it's downtown. If you want a huge theatre with a thunderous sound system, this is not for you. But if you want a nice size group experience, watching indepedent cinema, get down there!

Thank diane s
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's a small Cinema with great popcorn, unique movies and friendly
people. You would call it Old fashion but worth going to. The have programs for children also.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

My family and I viewed the award winning movie "The King's Speech" in this theater prior to its wider release a few months later. The theater is popular, and if you don't get there early enough, you may be disappointed and turned away. Lots of folks love this place and have joined by buying an annual pass, which also gives you a free parking pass for the year.

Thank E J
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

A great place to see the films that might not make it to the Multiplex. Clean, comfortable, friendly.

Thank glennagreen
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