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Circa 21

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Great dinner playhouse.

The Circa 21 is a beautiful old movie theater that has been converted to a dinner theater. The play... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Burleson, Texas
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Thank You for the Music

The second visit to Circa 21 - this time, it was the timeless musical Mamma Mia! I am amazed at... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
irina g
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Circa 21 is a beautiful old movie theater that has been converted to a dinner theater. The play was extremly funny and enjoyed by all of our large group. The buffet was very good and the desserts were wnderful.

Thank richardderose
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The second visit to Circa 21 - this time, it was the timeless musical Mamma Mia! I am amazed at how everything is well-organized at this historic venue. For a relatively large dinner theater, Circa 21 is excellently organized and very well managed . We...More

Thank irina g
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We live in Atlanta and were invited to dinner and this show Friday night by my sister-in law as part of a host of weekend wedding events. Coming from an international city and having been to many Broadway plays in NY we weren’t expecting much...More

Thank Jim2344
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

It’s a time you won’t forget! There’s all sorts of shows ranging from kid-friendly to adult content. But the actors are all very talented! And the waiters put on a show before the play begins. The food is either a hit or miss

Thank Maddie S
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Circa 21 Playhouse is always a great evening, especially when there is a play we are interesting in seeing. The warm-up group, "The Bootleggers" do a great job getting the audience in the mood for the play. They then wait tables which is an added...More

1  Thank Richard V
Reviewed May 15, 2018

I have loved the Lettermen since I was about 12 (now 68), and when I checked their tour schedule and saw they would be in Rock Island, I contacted Circa 21(a dinner theatre) to order tickets for my husband and I. And note, we came...More

2  Thank earrings3
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

So good! The servers perform!! Honestly makes it a personable experience! Loved it!! The show was outstanding! I honestly cried but I am a softy! What a great experience! Buffet and a show. Really worth the money. Great entertainment!

Thank vanessasP800QP
Reviewed November 6, 2017

We went with another couple to the last night for the "Ring of Fire Show" on November 4th 2017. We were impressed by the theater building. The food was served hot and good. The servers were great and also performed in the pre show. The...More

Thank Orland396
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Just enjoyed The Johnny Cash legend last evening!! Totally a wonderful evening!! It recieved a well deserved standing ovation!! Definaly don`t rank the dinners as high-I`m not a picky eater but it`s never about the food there!!It is a truley neat expierience I hope to...More

1  Thank Barb G
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The shows are fantastic and the food is pretty good too. We go more for the great shows than the food though.

Thank jojojojo55
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Mel D
July 23, 2018|
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Response from earrings3 | Reviewed this property |
It's a buffet. I had to call and ask about the food. When we go again I will make some special arrangements, as I couldn't eat what they served.
Jay Z
June 13, 2018|
Response from earrings3 | Reviewed this property |
The tip is extra. We also had dessert, which is extra.
Linda S
November 1, 2017|
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Response from irina g | Reviewed this property |
The comedy Mama Won't Fly will play at Circa 21 from September 19 through November 03, 2018. Enjoy!