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Address: 417 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
Phone Number: +1 831-372-3800
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A gorgeous 1926 Movie Palace and Live Entertainment Venue in the heart of...

A gorgeous 1926 Movie Palace and Live Entertainment Venue in the heart of downtown Monterey. Beautifully restored to its former glory with plush velvet seats, red carpet, fine murals and home to the peninusula's Mighty Wurlitzer! First class acts from Willie Nelson to BB King had graced the stage. Also the only place to see classic films such as Casablanca and Wizard of Oz sing-a-long!

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Great Theater!

I went here for a Concert. The place is very nice! I had a fantastic seat & they had no problem with my Service Dog! The staff is very friendly & customer oriented. I will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Salinas
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went here for a Concert. The place is very nice! I had a fantastic seat & they had no problem with my Service Dog! The staff is very friendly & customer oriented. I will definitely be going back for more shows. I recommend this Theater highly! I went Solo and did not feel uncomfortable or out of place. It... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

These days, this Theater promotes Live Performances, Concerts, and other gatherings, including Religious groups, etc. Check with their website to see what's going on when you visit Monterey...

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Thank Kent S
uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We saw a free 4th July concert ( which was just great so American/Patriotic), the interior is just an amazing sight. The seats are huge and recline! The Monkees are coming soon - who would have thought they are still going!

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Thank ian2020
Merced, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

I went to this theatre for the first time last week to see a Beach Boys concert. The theatre is a classic that is well maintained and worth looking over to see how they used to build theatres. The show was great and there is a large well lit parking lot around the corner. I'd have no hesitation about seeing... More 

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Salinas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

LOVE old theaters, this one is just beautiful! BUT, when I have seen rock bands perform, like Pat Benatar, it is just too loud! The sound gets pretty piercing and I like loud music! I think if they just turned it down a notch, it would sound great! Otherwise, it is such a cool place to see a show! Going... More 

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Belmont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Historical theatre with various venues thru out the year. Classic old time feelings. This is the main feature for the First Night Monterey (New Year's Eve).

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Thank Dennis Y
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We went to the Golden State Theatre. It first opened in Monterey in 1926. It has been refurbished. Golden State Theatre brings in a variety of performances and shows to the Monterey area. For example, Dwight Yoakum, Beach Boys, Jo Koy, Indigo Girls, Clint Black and others. The Golden State Theatre is located in the downtown area of Monterey

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

I saw a Lindsey Stirling here. It is a beautiful theater. The seat numbering is a bit confusing, though. They also have other great acts, such as Lewis Black and Jerry Seinfeld. Parking isn't terrible, but there is a parking garage a block away.

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Thank Jessamyn W
Pajaro Dunes, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

This vintage theater has been comfortably restored. Plush roomy seats with pleanty of leg room. As with older theaters, the ladies rest room is miles long. The best thing about the Golden State is Broadway By The Bay. This 50 year old Company has brought its' shows down the coast. We've seen Les Miz, My Fair Lady, and West Side... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

We found the town's 4th of July free concert in this theatre with the Monterey Pops orchestra. They put on a 2 hour show which was excellent including patriotic songs, community singers, etc. They had a slide show presentation coordinated with each series of music presentations.

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