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Have you even been to a Chuy's party?

I love Cine el Rey. I went there so many times to different events but my favorite events were... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Ninaa C
Mexico City, Mexico
Historic place with good vibe

Great historic movie theatre with bar anda trendy crowd. Perfect for functions like the one I... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Brownsville, Texas
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6 Apr 2018
“Have you even been to a Chuy's party?”
7 Jan 2018
“Historic place with good vibe”
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311 S 17th St, McAllen, TX 78501-5109
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I love Cine el Rey. I went there so many times to different events but my favorite events were Chuy's parties. They were fun and amazing. He is a great host.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Ninaa C
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Great historic movie theatre with bar anda trendy crowd. Perfect for functions like the one I attended .. I hope people support this historic place and the downtown scene.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank KaiUWulff
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Cine El Rey is a McAllen landmark. It is a lasting hub in the ever changing downtown entertainment district. With a "come on in" friendly atmosphere you can enjoy the bar and the weekly line up of bands and movies shown there. We most recently...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is a very old place but the person in charge has kept it very well kept. We used to go watch my brother in law fight but he left so we stopped going.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Tweetydreamer
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This theatre has seen better times but it has hung on to still serve a purpose. The look is straight out of the 40's or 50's and it appeals to poets and artists. A must place to visit and breathe in the atmosphere.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank O7935XVdavidm
Reviewed 22 November 2016

It's so nice to see how family owner's has been taken care of this historical building from generations. An old building witness of history of a Mexican-American heritage region.- This place is where high profile artists have been as visitors, presenting movies, theater plays, concerts,...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank LuciaValdez
Reviewed 1 August 2013

You can see right away by the architecture and design of the building that this is an older theater, but it has been restored and is now quaint, charming, and unique. We went to a concert there to see my son perform. It was comfortable...More

Date of experience: December 2012
1  Thank jan a
Reviewed 26 January 2013

its a great place, they have lots of concerts there. havent been there in years though... the place is older than dirt. i think that makes it extra cool

1  Thank Mariachi_chick956
Reviewed 13 June 2012

and loved it. Talk about going back in time. They had something controversial showing that I wanted to see. Its in the old downtown area of McAllen. This is the only theatre showing anything different. If you want a theatre experience that will take you...More

3  Thank iingua
Reviewed 18 January 2012

McAllens historic movie theater, shows movies, comedians, plays, and many other events. Has been around for a long time and you can feel the history in the building when you step in. Go check this out.

Date of experience: January 2012
4  Thank mateo b
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