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a favorite venue for movies while i lived in the bay area...fantastic expansion leaving the art deco style lobby..

first run movies in a nostalgic environment...not too many of these old art deco style theaters... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Great relaxing night out

Tickets are relatively cheap given how expensive movies can be these days. They have a $5 movie... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Alameda, California
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All reviews big screen art deco comfortable seats first run movies sound system around the corner great sound restaurant next door latest movies great movie reserved seating restaurant attached movie night snack bar movie experience beautiful cinema beautiful interior
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

first run movies in a nostalgic environment...not too many of these old art deco style theaters left.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank NOEL M
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Tickets are relatively cheap given how expensive movies can be these days. They have a $5 movie night Tuesdays. Sound system is great and there's plenty of let space. Also plenty of dining options nearby or you can order food to have it delivered to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank frosti_austi
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a beautifully restored art deco theater that has done a fantastic job of bringing back priceless and gorgeous stained glass and mural art work from a bygone era. They also show fabulous movies, as well as old classic films. You can even bring...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Beautifully renovated and maintained. Watch all your favorites in lovely surroundings with a home town feel.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Marylizb1
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This beautifully restored Art Deco theater is a wonderful local resource with comfortable seating and convenient parking. You can actually order food from the next door restaurant, Cinema Grill, and enjoy a wonderful dinner and glass of wine while watching a movie . . ....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mriesen2016
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great food while watching movies and awesome jazz at the cinema grill. You enjoy your food or cocktails inside the move theater or enjoy you dinner at the cinema grill while listening to great Friday night jazz. Good food, great music and entertainment.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Marjan K
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The experience of seeing a movie at the Alameda theater was the best of both worlds. The building is an awesome example of Art Deco. And the original stage is preserved from decades before that. However, when it is time to settle in for your...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank OntheMove-SK
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Clean, beautiful, well-appointed, friendly staff, very comfortable seating, and tasy popcorn. What more could anyone want? Oh, and for the ladies, the loos {both on the ground floor and on the second storey} are VERY CLEAN! The sound projection was just right; neither too loud...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Heather H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have only attended the Alameda Cineplex on a couple of occasions;however, each time the adventure was quite enjoyable. Parking is no problem since there is ample parking at the multi-floor parking lot immediately around the corner from the theater. The cineplex plays the latest...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank annY155QJ
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We kept the evening after the San Francisco half marathon low key and decided to go to the movies. We loved the restored, historic theater. The lobby is very impressive, and the screens are new and large. The boys loved the seats that rocked. We...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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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