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The Stanford Theatre

221 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1712
+1 650-324-3700
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An evening out on the town

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
rogerlyles
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Pleasanton, California
via mobile
great old movie theatre

Double features of classic films (Marx Brothers, Preston Sturges, Ealing comedies...) for $7... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ashish B
,
Palo Alto, California
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  • Average1%
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“double feature” (14 reviews)
“organ music” (13 reviews)
“big screen” (13 reviews)
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221 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1712
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+1 650-324-3700
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"blast from the past"
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"popcorn with real butter"
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"ticket price"
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Ashish B
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Reviewed December 28, 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!

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

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

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Reviewed October 14, 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
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Reviewed September 26, 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
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Reviewed September 6, 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.

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Reviewed August 30, 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

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Reviewed July 25, 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

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

A great plan is to wander University Avenue, grab a drink and/or meal and then catch a film at Stanford Theater (or visa versa). Even if you're not familiar with the movies being shown, it's worth a visit. The films are usually pretty great (even...More

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Response from Kumi M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you could contact the theater directly and ask! Tell us all what you find out!
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