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The Kentucky Theater

214 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1310
+1 859-231-7924
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Unique Experience

We visited the Kentucky Theater on a day that would have otherwise been ruined by the cold. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
Step into History

We enjoyed our visit to the Kentucky Theater. We chose it specifically for its historical... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Valerie S
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214 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1310
+1 859-231-7924
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Kentucky Theater on a day that would have otherwise been ruined by the cold. The employees were friendly and helpful, the service was quick. The concession offerings were broader than I've seen any place else. Once we were seated, we were a...More

Thank enelrahce
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Kentucky Theater. We chose it specifically for its historical significance. The lobby is beautiful and the concessions area reminded me of the movie “The Magestic.” The man who prepared our popcorn was a pro - he put popcorn in...More

Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The Kentucky Theater is a wonderful asset to downtown Lexington. I always enjoy my visits there.The historic marquee is iconic.

Thank fleetyme
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

I'm told this historic theatre was recently renovated. It's beautiful! Intricate, artistic woodwork on the walls & ceiling (& stained glass). Cushy, comfortable, wide base & back chairs. Make this a stop on your trip to Lexington!

Thank Todd D
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We can walk here, so it makes it easier, but I love coming here for movies. They don’t always have the best selections, for my tastes, but when they do it’s a great experience.

Thank Ron E
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is an old and elegant theater. The Indie movies are often played here, as well as the main stream movies. The ticket price is $6 for the first movie of the day, at least. The popcorn and soda are bargains as well. It's a...More

Thank Patty L G
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I enjoyed visiting the Kentucky Theater (or Kentucky Theatre) to see a classic movie from 1962, today, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. On Wednesdays the theater currently features classics. Fred Mills, the manager of the Kentucky Theater, is a wonderful gentleman. I got to the theater...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I pretty much LIVE at this theater, so it can do no wrong in my opinion. The building actually combines two vintage theaters, each with its own distinctive decor. Plus pipe organ music before some film screenings. Many larger cities would envy this venue AND...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It is a historic charming theatre. Enjoyed seeing the inside of the theatre, appreciating local artwork on the walls and mingling with other guests. This was a fun event where snacks (typical movie popcorn/candy/beverages) were available for purchase. The visit was during the international film...More

Thank Nutsnella
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The ambiance here for seeing a movie is just the best! I so enjoyed visiting once again. I went to movies here back in the 70's when I was in college so it was great to revisit.

Thank WannaGoKY
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Lezlie P
4 October 2016|
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Response from 988krism | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Debit and Credit. They have a nice choice of alcohol and wine with the movies. Enjoy.