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The Stanford Theatre

221 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1712
+1 650-324-3700
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Classic Movies in Restored Single Screen Theater

This is a wonderful place to visit if you are a fan of classic old movies or want to get the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael B
San Francisco, California
A Perfect Way to Spend and Afternoon or Evening

A great plan is to wander University Avenue, grab a drink and/or meal and then catch a film at... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
San Jose, California
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“organ music” (13 reviews)
“big screen” (12 reviews)
221 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1712
+1 650-324-3700
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit if you are a fan of classic old movies or want to get the experience of attending a movie before the days of the big multi-plexes. The theatre has been completely restored to the beauty of its 1925...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

A great plan is to wander University Avenue, grab a drink and/or meal and then catch a film at Stanford Theater (or visa versa). Even if you're not familiar with the movies being shown, it's worth a visit. The films are usually pretty great (even...More

Thank Sloped_Bench
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This genuine older theater evokes bygone days of visits to the movies. Comfortable seating and great movies make this a must-visit place! Organ music prior to the movies too!

Thank Maurice D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Just saw Breakfast at Tiffany's this weekend. Just wish the rotation of movies was longer than a week as I don't look at calendar and schedule to be able to make some movies in such a small window for the year.

Thank fjaplit
Reviewed 30 March 2017

this is a beautiful old theatre..the only one left in the area. it shows only old films. i saw a night to remember which has seldom ever been shown in the us.. before and after the movie an excellent musian plays the organ...equally old and...More

Thank asbowers
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is a wonderful theater in the heart of downtown Palo Alto. It has been redesigned to mimic the grand theaters of days long past. It has a wonderful turn over of films ranging from the silent era through to the great black and white...More

Thank kevinlortie
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The large theater shows very old movies at a very cheap price. We only paid $5 to get in and $1 for popcorn, for a double-feature. It is not to be missed. The giant screen is another plus. And you can save your money for...More

Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
Reviewed 15 February 2017

David Packard's movie theatre is a classic treasure from the 1920's located downtown Palo Alto n the center of the high tech valley. Not only are the historic interiors restored correctly and beautifully, but he has a delightful staff working in the box office and...More

1  Thank k2deco
Reviewed 15 February 2017

MY favorite part is the organ that rises and lowers before the show and between double features. Some of the films are dated/campy, which is why I put 4 not 5 stars, but people know this going into it. Films were just made differently then...More

Thank Doc94301
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a beautifully restored retro movie house. Anyone who went to those Saturday matinees will be taken back to another era. The seats are old school meaning little legroom but it adds to to experience. At intermission, an organist plays. Sometimes if a silent,...More

Thank Larkmont
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23 January 2015|
Response from Kumi M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you could contact the theater directly and ask! Tell us all what you find out!