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Address: 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2739
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+1 510-452-3556

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Personal favorite theater in Oakland

This is my personal favorite theater in Oakland since it's very photogenic from many locations. I go to see all the movies I watch here. It's a classic old theater.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my personal favorite theater in Oakland since it's very photogenic from many locations. I go to see all the movies I watch here. It's a classic old theater.

Thank PaulBPCA
San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

So nice and richly decorated! A perfect place to walk memory lane and enjoy the glorious times of the movie theaters golden era! But don't be mistaken, the projection equipment is state if the art, modern and comfy seats, all makes for a great movie watching experience.

Thank fredyair
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Arrive early for a live half hour pipe organ performance. Saving special old theaters like this is awesome. Don't miss it!

Thank Heidi C
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This cinema is located near Lake Merritt and many shops and restaurants so visitors can spend the day in this area. The movies are the usual box office films. What makes this place special is the old cameras and renovation. Also, the tickets are inexpensive if you go early in the day. Nice place for families.

Thank Janice A
Stockport, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

What a lovely little movie theatre this is. Cheap for matinees every day. Great location. Comfortable roomy seating. Gets new movies very quickly after release.

Thank margaretpat
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This grand old place is getting a bit tatty, but you can't beat the place for its old charm, large screening rooms, and good location (near lots of good food and drink spots). They require cash, but the prices are less than your typical more-upscale, chain theatre. And if you want to start out with a meal or drink there... More 

Thank GPToak
Willow Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

I was on my way home after traveling at Christmas time, and my son and I were looking for a place to go see the new Star Wars. In the reviews, this theater boasted the best 3D system in the Bay Area. They were right! Not only is the 3D much better than average, but the interiors and architecture of... More 

Thank Wanderwoman929
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I went there last Saturday to watch the Deadpool movie. The place is very pretty, the room that Deadpool played had an organ and a man played it before the movie started. Impressive.

1 Thank Gabriela G
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

The Grand Lake is an old-school theater right next door to Lake Merritt. The main theater is huge and the smaller side and upstairs theaters are cozy. All are beautifully decorated. All shows before 6 PM are only $6 and on Wednesdays they throw in a free small bag of popcorn. It's hard to beat a deal like that!

1 Thank MauriceTheTourGuide
Alameda, California
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65 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Not so favorable of a review for this theater.... sorry to say. A great history and a once-great theater that has been let go. A thorough cleaning and a little face lift would be a good start. Friendly staff- that's a true story. Can't complain about that but I think I would chose to go to another location for my... More 

Thank Nancy E

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