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Review of Crescent Theater

Crescent Theater
Ranked #1 of 90 things to do in Mobile
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Walking through Dauphine Street in Mobile we stumbled across a small cinema that looked interesting enough to look inside. I'm glad we did; the proprietor runs the whole thing, he advised us to reserve recliners, pop out and come back for the 6 o'clock showing of Hidden Figures.

The film was excellent but what stood out for us was the personal service and brilliant ambience of the cinema. If it wasn't 5,000 miles from home I'd go every time there was a new film showing!

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

We visited from out of town and bought our tickets for La La Land in advance online. Arrive early (at least 30 min) to secure the best seats, the front row and a portion of row two are large recliners. Concessions are reasonably priced, they also have a selection of beer and wine. Light blankets available if you're cold natured. The operator gave a brief introduction before the movie, excellent touch, added to the intimacy of the experience. Unfortunately I was seated next to (reserved seats so I assume they're regulars) and in front of people who chose to speak aloud to their companions several times during the film. Sad that the living room mentality is present even in a quaint setting like this. "He's gonna miss her play" some idiot blurted out during one scene. No kidding, Einstein.

Thank David N
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

How lucky we are in Downtown Mobile to have such a great theatre. They play only the BEST movies - none of that SciFi - special effects stuff. REAL movies, with real dialogue, and a real plot!!! Grab a glass of wine and if you get there early enough - you might get one of the recliner chairs! The owner is a JOY and so enthusiastic about his mission!!! Whether you are visiting or you live in Mobile.....give them a try the next time you want to see a wonderful movie in a delightful atmosphere!!!

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Reviewed January 14, 2017

I went to The Crescent for the first time last week, and it was so special. There is a small lobby in the front, with refreshments that included beer and wine. The one screen theater is comfortable, and we were introduced to the film by the owner before it started, which was a really nice touch. There are no drawn out previews, only one preview for the next film that they will be showing. It was a real treat to visit the Crescent and I hope to be back!

Thank Katherine W
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Reviewed December 18, 2016

It was a very pleasant surprise to find the Crescent, especially since it was playing one of this year's most highly awarded films. There were recliners down front if you wanted to sit close to the screen, as well as normal seating for 200-300 people. It was a throwback to the neighborhood theaters of the 1950s and 1960s, before the advent of the n-way multiplex and the massive chain theater operators. You could afford the popcorn here, as well as the soft drinks and the individual wine bottles. I hope that people continue to patronize this theater and the handful of others like it. It's a gem.

Thank bluevoter
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