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Alamo IMAX Theatre

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Address: 849 E. Commerce St., In the Rivercenter Mall, San Antonio, TX 78205-3910
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Home of the legendary Alamo: The Price of FreedomThe crystal clear images...

Home of the legendary Alamo: The Price of FreedomThe crystal clear images and wraparound sound of IMAX thrills in a way no ordinary theatre can. Six stories high & 83 feet wide, the screen pulls you in!Experience the legend of the Alamo at IMAX prior to visiting the Alamo shrine- see Alamo: The Price of Freedom on the giant screen.The theatre complex also boasts an IMAX 3D screen playing the latest hits.

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This was a wonderful depiction of the actual events. My children (4 & 6) saw it as well and although it was a little graphic for them, I do not regret them seeing it. We discussed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 March 2012
oceansoul39
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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Gilmer, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

This was a great place to go and get away from the crowds and the heat. It is located in the River Center Mall. The shows were great. We saw "Hubble" and "Born to be Wild". They were 3D and I highly recommend both films. The price to see these 2 films were reasonable and if you keep your receipt... More 

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Rochester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

The film reinacts what happened at "The Alamo." It is a must see before you walk on the grounds. It will help all to understand the story and the event. Well produced, but a bit gorry.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

This was a wonderful depiction of the actual events. My children (4 & 6) saw it as well and although it was a little graphic for them, I do not regret them seeing it. We discussed the events and made sure they understood it was actual events, not a story. We then walked to the Alamo...they were engaged and had... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

This was an outstanding film about The Alamo; I ended up seeing it twice during my visit to San Antonio as I loved it so much. It was so much better than the short (15 minute) film shown at The Alamo museum (although that one was not bad). The IMAX experience was great; it was like actually being there. The... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Was expecting more of a 3 D movie or screen that in all around. Move of a regular type screen.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

If you want to brush up on your history - albeit, an embellished account - don't miss the movie, but I found it rather expensive and not particularly well done for the price.

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Liberty, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Not bad story telling, but we did not feel we really knew anything historically afterwards. They play a free 15 minute movie at the Alamo that was much better. So save your $14 in my opinion.

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Rapid City, Sd
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

This movie was well done, but just another reenactment. We found the brief movie shown at the Alamo to be more informative. The one at the Alamo was produced by the History Channel and it is free.

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Manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

I enjoyed this more than I expected to. It was very helpful to see this prior to visiting The Alamo.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

Add this to your trip excursions in San Antonio! Very convenient to the riverwalk and an excellent way to spend a 'hot' day in S.A. You'll love it!

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