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Best Western Moonlight, Encinitas, CA
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Funky and beloved theater

Architecturally fascinating in the way of a relic that's more than past its prime but you wouldn't... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Patty8888
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Encinitas, California
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Funky local theater with stately grandeur

La Paloma is a local favorite, reminiscent of the old days when theaters were elegant houses. The... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Patty8888
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Encinitas, California
via mobile
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13 Sep 2017
“Funky and beloved theater”
30 Sep 2016
“Funky local theater with stately grandeur”
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Best Western Moonlight, Encinitas, CA
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Architecturally fascinating in the way of a relic that's more than past its prime but you wouldn't want it to change in the least. Ild-fashioned velvet seats, lots of lovely Spanish tile. Clean bathrooms. They have an assortment of popular and arty movies plus occasional...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

La Paloma is a local favorite, reminiscent of the old days when theaters were elegant houses. The glory is surely faded here and the acoustics are a little on the old side as well, but La Paloma is always fun to visit and they offer...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

One step onto the iconic La Paloma Theatre and you will feel the spirit of the community! Hard to find films, mega hits and even concerts, stage productions and poetry slams make the La Paloma the community epicenter for entertainment. Today I was present during...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2015

I watched a movie over the weekend..."logically" I should hate this movie theatre: -Old seats with peeling fabric -Low slope = short people get screwed by a tall person in front of them. -Small screen -Cash Only -Old Attic/Basement scent -Could use a fresh coat...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Ok, I'm biased. I worked here in the early 90s during high school. Built in 1928 one of the first theaters to show "talkies." Don't come here for the latest superhero IMAX 3D experience, because you won't find it. You can come to sit in...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2015

We saw Inherent Vice and wish we had found something else to do on a Saturday night. The popcorn was made to order and was tasty. There were no previews we had to sit through before the movie started. However, we probably would have enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2014

It is like stepping into the past. Big old theater. Shows independent films. Located right in the middle of town.

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Reviewed 7 March 2014

The classic thing to do in Encinitas on a Friday night if you are not hitting up the bars is to go see the Rocky Horror Picture Show ... you can still go out to the nearby bars afterwards if that is your thing too!...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2014

Built in 1926 and opened in 1928, La Paloma bills itself as the oldest theater in California. I am sure it has seen better days and would likely have been a grand palace in her early years. She has fallen on hard times, as I...More

2  Thank Robert M
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