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Alameda theatre is unique in that it often releases movies 1 day early.

So if you want to catch a movie before everyone sees it, this is the place. The popcorn is... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Alameda, California
An old classic

The Alameda Theater is right where it should be, on Central Ave, in the middle of the town. Once it... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Judith A
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“art deco”(6 reviews)
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2317 Central Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4513
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

So if you want to catch a movie before everyone sees it, this is the place. The popcorn is unusually tasty. The theatres are all clean and the seats are in excellent condition. Parking is easy and close by.

Thank butchersdaughter
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The Alameda Theater is right where it should be, on Central Ave, in the middle of the town. Once it would have held a couple hundred people comfortably in a large, purple velvet hung auditorium. Now each of its six small theaters holds a couple...More

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 7 September 2018

After a few years now, we are still enjoying the revitalized Alameda Theatre, the movies, the local community, and the related food and fun. The renovated old theatre is its heart and center, and the new theatres make it modern and relevant. Snacks and the...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Why are the Previews so LOUD? My friends and I always plug out ears during the intros and Ads for films...it's been going on for a long time in different theaters. Are all the kids deaf now from listening to their ear buds up loud?...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Historical movie theatre beautifully renovated. Easy parking and lots of nearby places to eat before or after a show.

Thank JQLee66
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Built in 1928 and restored on 2008, this is a perfect example of the grand movie palaces of the early 20th century. Amazing.

Thank ernrich
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic visit here to see the new Mission Impossible film. Good snacks, comfy seats and beautiful surroundings. If you’re close by then definitely visit!

Thank Noel A
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Just a beautiful piece of architecture with first run movies. The lobby is fully restored as well as the main theatre. If your movie isn't in that one, look in anyway.

Thank katina h
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This theatre has a nice art deco style. I like to come here for movies on discount night Tuesdays and I also like to have food and drinks from cinema grill sent over while we watch the movies. FUn!

Thank bayareaglobetrotter
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Alamedians are so grateful that this theater was refurbished. It offers a cozy atmosphere and comfy seats. You can book in advance and select your seats or chance it at the box office. It's also an awesome place to view sports such as basketball finals...More

Thank juliegengo
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Jefferson D
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Response from Edward M | Reviewed this property |
The balcony front seats would accommodate food service from the Cinema grill.
1 March 2015|
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Response from Sturgeonslawyer | Reviewed this property |
You get them from an ATM-like kiosk outside the doors and present them to the staff just like regular tickets. However, I want to say that we have had trouble with the online application that sells tickets charging us... More