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Hearst Castle Theater

San Simeon, CA 93452
+1 805-927-6811
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Should watch before the tour

If you are like most couples, you’ll make it to the visitor’s center with just a little time to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Daniel A
Beijing, China
Must do if you buy a tour.

Showed the movie on an IMAX screen. Interesting and informative. Nice way to relax for 40 minutes... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Karen O
Onaway, Michigan
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San Simeon, CA 93452
+1 805-927-6811
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are like most couples, you’ll make it to the visitor’s center with just a little time to spare (thanks to your wife and or your kids but most likely because of your wife hahaha) and you won’t have time to watch the movie...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Showed the movie on an IMAX screen. Interesting and informative. Nice way to relax for 40 minutes after a castle tour. I just wish the movie had been a little more personal so we could have gotten to know Mr. Hearst better and showed more...More

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This theater was especially built to show the film about Randolph Hearst and his building of his castle. It's a beautiful theater with tiered seats so everyone has a great view. HUGE screen as well. The movie is included with any tour you purchase.

Thank Scott8147
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The theater is spacious and comfortable. The IMAX screen is huge. I would suggest that you see the movie before you go on the tours. The Visitor Center opens at 8AM the the first movie 8:15AM. The movie shows every 45 minutes. We went to...More

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The film is interesting, where you're able to learn more about William Hearst and the story behind his castle. Admission for the film is paid with your tour ticket, so do not miss the opportunity to watch this.

Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Don't skip the movie! It takes about 45 minutes but is well worth your time. Go before your tour(s) if you can. An outstanding presentation that left us wanting more...

1  Thank GinaPhxBound
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We enjoyed the iMAX film at the Hearst Castle Theater in the visitors center at the Hearst Castle. It was presented on a massive screen with great sound. The story of the life of W.R. Hearst and his many endeavors, in particular the creation of...More

2  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

It is called the hearst theatre at the visitors center. The movies are great and there is plenty to do. Please change titel

Reviewed 30 October 2014

This film was spectacular and definitely had the National Geographic "stamp" on it. I must say that I was a little apprehensive about taking my mother (who had recently experienced some vertigo) in view of other reviews that commented on problems with motion sickness. I...More

3  Thank S J G
Reviewed 1 September 2014

This was a very good movie to either start or end the tour of Hearst Castle. I had to close my eyes a few times since the sensation of motion was too much for me. My husband had no problems with it.

1  Thank Amy P
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