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Great place to see movies, view Warriors playoff games! They will mic your soda dronk just the way... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Michelle M
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Gotta love the place

Old school decor and charm with modern theater technology and amenities. I've seen a few movies... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
El Cerrito, CA
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2317 Central Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4513
+1 510-769-2160
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 June 2015

It's a renovated historic theater. It's the best small town (75K population) theater I have ever been. The decors are spectacular. The seats are very comfortable. The sound effects is very up to date. It's definitely a place you don't want to miss if you...More

1  Thank hylang100
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 August 2013

I first entered the building that is now Alameda Theater, when it was used as a gym. I attended two birthday parties at this gym. It is hard to believe that this funky old gym has been transformed into an elegant and beautiful art deco-style...More

2  Thank TomBrody
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to see movies, view Warriors playoff games! They will mic your soda dronk just the way you like it. Meet friends, drink wine, or have a meal from the place next door.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Old school decor and charm with modern theater technology and amenities. I've seen a few movies here and love entering the classic lobby, but having the nice comfy chairs and reserved seating.

Thank tazzfromca
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is heaven for movie fans. The main theatre is huge with a really big screen. They also have small screens in the attached CInemaplex. They have some special promotions like ""$5.50 Tuesdays and "Baby and Me Mondays", and the senior prices are always affordable....More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Alameda Theater, built about 90 years ago, harkens back to another age, but with it's state of the art projection & sound. The Historic Theater is THE place to experience a blockbuster &/or adventure movie. After the so-called golden age of film & rise of...More

Thank Golden R
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is a restored Art Deco gem. The remodel of a single large theater from the 1930s or 1940s to a modern multi-theater cineplex has not diminished the beauty of the lobby and main theater. All the theaters in the building have exceedingly comfortable seats...More

Thank moppedahl
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have lived in Alameda since 1990. I remember the days when the theater was a gymnastics ply area for my daughter. I am so thankful that it has been restored. The seats are great and the projector is state of the art. Going to...More

Thank scottsh115
Reviewed 22 January 2018

this place is huge. It looks a lot smaller on the outside. The place is great it feels like your going back in time. Everyone is friendly and great.

Thank Ramon A
Reviewed 16 January 2018

The theater is perfect for Alameda. it has decent hours and runs the main stream movies. They also run various old movies as a reduced price and treat on special marketing days.

Thank akamai_gurl
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Nothing like a theatre right in your town. Alameda has some great attractions, and this is one of them! Multiple screens and latest movies! Something for everyone

Thank Max4yarn
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Can't beat $5.50 on Tuesdays to see the latest release on a big screen. The theaters are always clean and only rarely is it crowded.... They snack bar prices are reasonable too!

Thank Nancy E
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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