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“A Great Non-Cineplex Experience!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Orinda Theater

Orinda Theater
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Orinda
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Orinda, California
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139 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A Great Non-Cineplex Experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Tired of squeezing into one of those modern 18 cracker box cineplex theaters? Take a step back into the 1960s and luxuriate in a large old fashioned neighborhood art deco treasure (skip the side theaters unless you crave a cineplex experience). For a special treat, keep an eye out for their special showing of classic films.

Visited December 2013
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Orinda, California
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice art deco theater”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Nice art deco theater that shows current films and international films monthly. Only downside is that one of the 3 theaters is VERY small. Can't recomend seeing films on this screen. Call ahead to see what film is playing where.

Visited October 2013
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Orinda, California
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“the old time real theater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The big old grand Orinda theater with the big screen and comfortable chairs that you can stretch out is worth pulling yourself away from the comforts of your own home & TV.

Visited April 2013
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Orinda
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Great Art Deco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Cant beat the classic art deco theater for a movie experience.Lots of room in the big auditorium. Friendly staff.

Visited October 2013
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Orinda, California, United States
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“Orinda Theater is an Art Deco Palace”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

There are 3 screens in the Theater, with the main screen well decorated in an Art Deco style.

The other two screens are smaller, with the third screen quite small but it is a good place to go if it is a rainy Sunday afternoon.

All three really depend a lot on what is actually showing. The theater is part of a larger complex with some good places to eat in the immediate area. Next door to the theater is a gyro place which has other Greek/Arabic food. Across the street is an excellent Italian place and around the back in the overall complex there is a good Mexican restaurant.

Plenty of parking in lot below.

it is a good place to go if you want to see what is playing.

Visited December 2012
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