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Great local theater

I often watch for movies that look interesting and are not at the larger theaters. An find them at... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Los Gatos, California
Somethings Improve with Age

A good wine, vinyl albums, a good companion, an old favorite story or flick, often improve with... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Ray L
Santa Cruz
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210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4372
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

I often watch for movies that look interesting and are not at the larger theaters. An find them at Nickelodeon. The have a great selection of current movies.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 5-25-kc
Reviewed 21 July 2018

the rooms were very small and crowded there are time to go in and see a matenee and it's not too crowded- check the newspaper for films playing.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank WillS1706
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A good wine, vinyl albums, a good companion, an old favorite story or flick, often improve with age. And the same holds true with the Nick: more in tune with Casablanca than with Star Wars, more imbued with humane relationships than with techno brillance, if...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Ray L
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Nickelodeon is a cool, local favorite and features the independent-type movies that are commonly favorites of critics. You have to go down the street for the blockbuster movies.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

My wife and I like to see the art films at the Nickelodeon. It is small and somewhat quirky, but worth the drive from Los Gatos to see some great art films.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TJFLG42
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Small quaint theatre fresh popcorn. We've been going to this theatre for 25 years. They always have interesting movies and fresh buttered popcorn. I would recommend this place, always a pleasure.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is the last remaining movie theater in Santa Cruz That has been here since the 70's. It still retains some of the vibe from that time...and a different time it was. No Hollywood blockbusters on offer here. You can see them around the block...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank abrams227ba
Reviewed 26 March 2018

This place is such a gem. As a documentary buff, I'm always pleased with their selection of non-hollywood doc's and indie films. The staff is awesome and the snacks are actually reasonably priced. They even have some healthy options!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank tippietee
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Everyone was fearful when the long time owners sold out to the corporate chain, and after a year or two (? time flies...) since the change, I am happy to report that, not much has changed. They seem to now run more of the most...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 11 February 2018

If you live in Santa Cruz or are visiting and like movies, this place is a must. A small theater that caters to the few that like non-mainstream movies. Do not expect anything fancy. Just be wowed by the selection of arthouse cinema. A must.

Date of experience: February 2018
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not posted yet. ....look it up on line closer to the dates