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Nickelodeon Theatre

210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4372
+1 831-426-7500
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Nice little theatrer

This is a small theater that shows movies not available in other, larger venues. It's a Santa Cruz... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Cruz, California
Blast to the past. Small Big Screen but art movies.

I have been going to this theater for over 30 years. It plays excellent but not popular. A lot have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Cruz, California
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210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4372
+1 831-426-7500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small theater that shows movies not available in other, larger venues. It's a Santa Cruz institution, along with the Del Mar theater on Pacific Ave. Both are owned by the same people.

Thank kagazoid
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to this theater for over 30 years. It plays excellent but not popular. A lot have sub titles and this is great for me. Good real popcorn with butter (not coco oil). enjoyable almost always.

Thank SCTomas
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

2 screens, good snack bar, interesting indie movie selections, close to downtown, reasonable prices, what's not to love?!

Thank sabra133d
Reviewed 25 January 2017

My husband and I have been coming to this movie theater for years and have always had a wonderful experience. Great place to see the more unique films (as opposed to the big block busters), Friendly service and unique snacks. Feels like a neighborhood theater,...More

Thank Particia C
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Friendly people - Great Snacks - The best movies - Updated Theatre - Go and be happy and entertained with quality thought provoking films!!!

Thank imhappier
Reviewed 14 May 2016

A small, independent movie theater just off of Pacific Avenue. Charming spot with a small lobby. You can order the usual sodas, but you can also get hot tea, Odwalla drinks and bottled lemonade. The popcorn has real butter. There are four small movie theaters...More

Thank Brin651
Reviewed 16 March 2016

this is a tiny movie theater. If you like small theaters it is perfect for you. I like them a little bigger.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I love this movie theater. It's right in downtown S. Cruz. I can walk there from anyplace downtown or if I'm driving, I never have trouble finding a parking spot. I really like the selection of quality films---not just the big blockbusters. Indie films, a...More

Thank MsMouseCalifornia
Reviewed 22 December 2015

The most evocative place to see the independent and ART films in Santa Cruz Great comfortable seating and a snack bar with great popcorn Easy access and walking to downtown for dinner and the theater and window shopping on the avenue(pacific) Groups meet and enjoy...More

Thank gena3
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Nice theater. Multiple venues at all times. Quiet respectful audience. Nice place! Nice movies. A lot of the films they show will not be offered as mainstream attractions. so for the person who is not interested in gratuitous violence, over-the- sex, this is a great...More

Thank Paula B
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Elaine S
2 July 2015|
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not posted yet. ....look it up on line closer to the dates