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A step back in time

My wife and I went to see an old movie here. Great experience. Cheap price, cheap popcorn... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
London, Canada
An evening out on the town

The exquisitely refurbished Stanford Theatre is quite a bargain!! A double feature showing vintage... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Pleasanton, California
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221 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1712
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

My wife and I went to see an old movie here. Great experience. Cheap price, cheap popcorn, refurbished. Like you step back in time. The organist comes out of the stage. Awesome. We will go back.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The exquisitely refurbished Stanford Theatre is quite a bargain!! A double feature showing vintage films, a organist who entertains during performances. The rich detail bespeaks of a bygone era. They have a mini museum of old movie posters and memorabilia. A great evening after dinner...More

Thank rogerlyles
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Double features of classic films (Marx Brothers, Preston Sturges, Ealing comedies...) for $7 - popcorn, candy, soda at great prices

Thank Ashish B
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Beautiful theatre building that shows restored classic films. It's like going to the movies in the 30's! And the live organ that rises up out of the pit to perform between the two showings is the best part of the evening!

1  Thank Dan C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Depending on movies. Nice location and in the thick of activity in Palo Alto for before the show and after!

Thank Patti R
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The Stanford Theater is a classical independent movie theater, located on University avenue, Palo Alto, which did show all kinds of movies until it was restored and transformed into a classic Hollywood movie theater in 1989 by David Packard, who aimed to bringing back the movie-going experience...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

A heritage theatre right in the midst of the bustling University Avenue, screens only Old movies pre 1970s. They have an afternoon (3pm) and an evening (730pm) show daily. It was really an experience to watch MY FAIR LADY (the 3pm show or matinee as...More

1  Thank Chandra253
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Beautifully restored theatre offering vintage classic movies. From the organ to the traditional concession stand to the balcony experience it is a must see if you enjoy old movies. There is also a gallery of vintage movie posters which is awesome.

Thank CAF1715
Reviewed 30 August 2017

If you love classic movies this is the place to go! Located in downtown Palo Alto, close to restaurants and bars. Free parking nearby also at the city hall (not sure if parking is free during the day). Whenever I go north to visit my...More

Thank Anita S
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit if you are a fan of classic old movies or want to get the experience of attending a movie before the days of the big multi-plexes. The theatre has been completely restored to the beauty of its 1925...More

Thank Michael B
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