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Address: 153 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
10:00 - 23:00
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This is a nice theater. The thing that I love the most is.......you can pour your own butter and as much as you want!!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 February 2017
vivian a
Salinas, California
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Salinas, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maya is really a nice , fairly clean, convenient place to see a movie, with restaurants nearby. We go there often.

Thank Paul M
Salinas, California
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great views from any where you sit. Seats were very comfortable theater sound was a little loud and temp was a tad cool at first. but warmed up

Thank jeannie524
Salinas, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a nice theater. The thing that I love the most is.......you can pour your own butter and as much as you want!!!

Thank vivian a
Salinas, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went to see a movie. Lines were a bit long, but they sped right thru. Seats in theatre are nice and comfortable and staff is helpfull. Snack bar prices are average but there are some decent deals.

Thank tazdad35
Sparks, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It's located in what appears to be a rejuvenated older section of town. We had used tripadvisor to check for movie theaters near our motel and decided on the Maya theater. Better still, it was Wednesday and the $4 ticket price was in effect for seniors! We got to watch the movie "Sully." Good movie in a comfortable theater. The... More 

Thank Douglas R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Maya Cinemas is very close to my home and we usually make it a point to go there at least once a week or when a desirable new movie comes out. It's in the heart of Old Town Salinas so you can easily make it a "dinner and a movie" outing as there are several restaurants and drinking establishments in... More 

Thank Dahlia G
Salinas, California
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21 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is the first new, state of the art movie theater built in this part of Salinas in decades. Needless to say, in 2005, it opened to very enthusiastic crowds. Many screens, large and small, great sound system, and even some 3-D and motion type seats have allowed it to stay competitive. But the carpets are old and nasty...some of... More 

Thank Judy d
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Affordable, Spacious, and...Did I Mention Popcorn with Tapatio, Jalapenos, and Lime? In the era of homogeneous, and at times, dare I say,"soul-less", corporate dominated establishments-Maya Cinemas is truly Unique! Upon arrival, you'll notice affordable ticket prices (at least your pocket will), large theaters, and throw back movie days where one can enjoy and/or share in classic films produced before the... More 

Thank L ?
Salinas, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The ticket booth was simple and quick, entering the theater was nice the ticket taker told all of us what theater and location our movie will be showing, (& he also Validated our parking!) restrooms were near and easy to find. We found our theater and claimed our row of seats and with plenty of time we elected a "snack... More 

Thank Alejandro11501
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This theater will tend to have an impressive selection of current mainstream hit movies. It rarely has "art" films, political films or anything not commercially successful. But, the cinemas are very comfortable and location is great, right in the heart of Oldtown Salinas, near the Steinbeck Center and several restaurants and bars.

Thank Peter K

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