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Address: 476 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476-6702
Phone Number: +1 707-996-9756
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A wonderful step back in time

My wife and I are very found of old theaters and this one would rank among our favorites. We were in town for several nights and love the movies so decided to give the Sebastiani... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
Chris L
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NC
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NC
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

My wife and I are very found of old theaters and this one would rank among our favorites. We were in town for several nights and love the movies so decided to give the Sebastiani a try and we were glad we did. The only thing we didn't like is that they do not serve beer or wine.

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Thank Chris L
Napa Valley, California
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

This is an amazing theatre. Starting with Roger the manager selling tickets to getting candy at a reasonable price to sitting in a marvelous rehabbed single screen movie house. It's an experience into the past, not just a movie. It's right in the heart of downtown Sonoma. You can have dinner at Murphy's Pub, a couple of buildings away and... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

The Beauty from the Golden Age of Cinema. Built in 1933, the restoration is perfect. The Original red velvet seating, concession stand & décor transports you to another time when movies ruled. Special Events are truly Special & 1st run movies take on a whole new feeling.

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Sonoma, California
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63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

Home town meets historical renovation meets first run movies and special events. We really like seeing films here. Roger the manager is wonderful, greeting people and introducing a film or a special event, he makes the place feel special.

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Sonoma, CA
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63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

This theatre is a real blast from the past from their entrance, the snack bar, and the extremely friendly staff. This theatre has films, which did not make the big theatres, but have individual merit for their actors and actresses. It is a great place to catch either a live production or a film to relax and leave your cares... More 

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New York City, New York
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206 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Sonoma, CA is not exactly a city that doesn't sleep, but if you're looking for something to do with a free night in wine country, head to the Sebastiani Theater. Built in 1933 the theater still retains much of it's original charm--and details. You literally feel like a time traveler walking through the door. An old-fashioned candy counter awaits which... More 

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SF Bay Area
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174 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

This theater reminds me so much of the one I frequented in my youth - change of venue three times a week and 25 cents to watch. It is an old, well kept theater with smaller screen, lessor sound system, and older chairs than newer theaters. But current movies are shown in comfort. We spend considerable time in Sonoma and... More 

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Kalama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Just like the good old days! I remember sitting in this lovely place 40 years ago - watching Star Wars, Rocky, and the "greats" of the 70's as a kid when I would visit my grand mother a few streets away. Not the sticky floors and seats though :) Love the HUGE restrooms and concession stand. I'm now in SW... More 

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Sonoma
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Locals love Sebastiani Theatre. Visitors love Sebastiani Theatre. It's old-fashioned with one large screen and has state-of-the art equipment. It feels like you've stepped back into time, but the movies are current. Usually the great independent films. They offer licorice (red & black) in candy jars. Good popcorn and other concessions at reasonable prices. If you like films and have... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

I grew up in Sonoma, so I often went here as a kid, and even as an adult when I come home to visit. In my opinion, nothing has changed one bit. And that is a good thing. Sebastiani Theater is a truly wonderful place. Small town theater, small town feel. The people who work there have been there for... More 

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