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The Pageant Theatre

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Nostalgic venue, great movie selection

This is the small-town equivalent of a big city "arthouse cinema". You can be sure that they show... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Interesting venue

Old theater that shows movies you likely won't see in the "regular" theaters. Some art films and... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
Michael G
Chico, California
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351 E 6th St, Chico, CA 95928-5630
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

This is the small-town equivalent of a big city "arthouse cinema". You can be sure that they show the best of this kind of movies which otherwise would never reach a town like Chico. The theatre itself remembers of the forties and fifties. The old...More

Thank Buddy-Bear
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Old theater that shows movies you likely won't see in the "regular" theaters. Some art films and older stuff. I've seen a few really good movies in this place.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed June 16, 2017

This is my favorite theater in town! It is very casual and you can even bring your own food and drinks into the theatre. They always show movies that are not the typical Cinemark variety. Some of the best movies I have ever seen I...More

Thank Stephine B
Reviewed January 29, 2017

It isn't the biggest space you'll ever sit in and you can only buy tickets with cash. Even with that, you'll have an nostalgic experience that celebrates an intimate moving experience. One that includes optional front row sitting on a series of couches no less....More

Thank E.E. C
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We are lucky to have an independent theater Chico. It runs movies that don't show up in the big megaplex. It has a small business feel that I like. Ticket and popcorn prices are very reasonable.

Thank Olivia50
Reviewed January 17, 2017

LOVE this little place!! Classic small time theater that seats around 60-80 people. If you get there early enough, you can even grab a seat on one of the cozy couches up front. Current films of all genres plays here and if you are on...More

Thank RoarnKatt
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Chico's only independent movie house. The best in thoughtful, provocative, international and art films. Comfortable, relaxed, updated sound and screen. Bring your own beverage and dinner. Plush seats with a couch, too! Great movies with the bonus of Cheap-O Monday movie nights.

Thank Aquadama
Reviewed January 11, 2017

What's not to love about the Pageant? Godzilla mural? Check! Auditorium seats or couches-- a choice? Check! A variety of independent and Hollywood films each week? Check! The opportunity to rent out the theater for private events? Check! Buy snacks at the Pageant or carry...More

1  Thank TuxedoChico
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Since its recent refurbishing--with new, more comfy seats, better sound & a digital screen--the Pageant has only gotten better. Their thoughtfully-curated selection of less-well known but excellent films is well worth checking out. Art films, international films, documentaries and much more. Not the stuff you...More

Thank Rob D
Reviewed August 22, 2016

My favorite place to see a movie. The Pageant doesn't offer the typical bang-bang, car chase movies. They offer a mature, diverse choice of movie entertainment. They recently did a cloud campaign and now have a new projector and comfy seats. The front row consists...More

Thank Betty G
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