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The Grand Cinema

606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-2321
+1 253-593-4474
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Great Place to See Movies Other Theaters Won't Run

We love the Grand for the movies they run. Would like better seating, we always get to the theater... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
TacomaPuffin
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tacoma
Nice Cinematic Alternative

Sure, you can always go to a huge cineplex at the mall but the Grand Cinema offers a delightful... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Joe D
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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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We are the South Sound's home of independent film. Our mission is to enrich the cultural vitality of the South Sound through high quality film art. As a non-profit we are supported by our annual members, a dedicated volunteer force, small staff team, and talented volunteer Board of Directors. We offer admission discounts, free popcorn and other perks to our members. Visit our theater for a unique and cozy cinema experience, and keep an eye out for our community discussions, special film series, and annual events like the Film Awards Party each January, 253 Short Film Party every May, Tacoma Film Camp in July/August, and the Tacoma Film Festival each October.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“non profit” (11 reviews)
“real butter” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-2321
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We love the Grand for the movies they run. Would like better seating, we always get to the theater just before the show starts and are seated up against the wall after crawling over a row full of theater goers or in the front row...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Sure, you can always go to a huge cineplex at the mall but the Grand Cinema offers a delightful alternative to the huge crowds. Each screen offers smaller venues and no-frills seating to enjoy non-blockbuster independent films. It operates as a non-profit with film festivals,...More

Thank Joe D
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We love the Grand. Very good films, smaller sized theaters, polite crowds and an amazing bakery next door. It all adds up to date night for us!

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The grand cinema is a charming little old theater -the type that you don't see in most places and mostly shows independent films. They have great movies and the popcorn is delicious! They have a great mission and are very supportive of the arts. I...More

Thank Kristina B
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Darcy N, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for giving our theater a try and for the shout out, Kristina! We're hosting Tacoma Film Camp right now and love being part of the Tacoma community.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

The Grand is one of the last surviving small theaters around here. They have friendly volunteers and the best popcorn...with REAL BUTTER. They serve wine and beer, and are connected to a wonderful bakery and coffee shop. I love patronizing a small non-profit theater.More

Thank shetoksalot
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Darcy N, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thanks very much for stopping by! We love our volunteers and being able to offer locally made products like our coffee, ice cream, and cookies. Our alcohol service hours are limited to Friday through Sunday evenings at the moment but we hope to expand soon....More

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Great cinema that shows great movies. This is my favorite place to go to the movies. Honestly, I like it because it caters to a mature, well behaved audience.

Thank Rlisa_7
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Darcy N, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thanks for visiting us and letting us know that you enjoy the theater! We love hearing how much folks like our popcorn.

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Last week,we found this place to attend a film we wanted to see. It was already sold out so we bought tickets and returned yesterday to see the film. We loved the film. We loved the Theater. It is a non profit 4-plex offering independent...More

1  Thank watravelinggal
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Darcy N, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thanks very much for visiting our non-profit cinema and leaving a thoughtful review! We hope to see you in theater again soon at an upcoming film series feature or new release.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Normal seating, great popcorn with real butter, prices are reasonable for seniors, theatre kept clean, $2.00 parking next door. After movie Corina desserts next door. Top notch movie

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Lots of member perks but still a good place if your just visiting Tacoma or South Sound. Fresh popcorn just made, and now serves beer or wine as well. And after the film go next door for coffee and dessert.More

1  Thank Onekrout
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Darcy N, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Cinema, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thanks very much for visiting or theater, Onekrout! We just added member happy hour as a perk from 5 PM to 7 PM each Friday. Beer and wine service is currently only featured for weekend evening screenings, but we hope to expand service hours when...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

My 23-year-son wanted to me to see "La La Land" (his 3rd time and my first) and the only theatre showing it in our area was The Grand Cinema, which has been converted into a small multiplex cinema. Never been there before but it was...More

Thank Rick L
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