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Alamo IMAX Theatre

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Address: 849 E Commerce St, In the Rivercenter Mall, San Antonio, TX 78205-3910
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+1 210-247-4629

Home of the legendary Alamo: The Price of FreedomThe crystal clear images...

Home of the legendary Alamo: The Price of FreedomThe crystal clear images and wraparound sound of IMAX thrills in a way no ordinary theatre can. Six stories high & 83 feet wide, the screen pulls you in!Experience the legend of the Alamo at IMAX prior to visiting the Alamo shrine- see Alamo: The Price of Freedom on the giant screen.The theatre complex also boasts an IMAX 3D screen playing the latest hits.

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Great Historical Film

We had already been to the Alamo and have leads great deal about it but the movie is a great way to bring the story to life. It is pretty graphic but my 8 year old was concerned... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
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Edinburg, Texas
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Saw Rogue One in this theater and it was Fantastic. Big screen and very comfortable seating. This was my first time ever in an IMAX theater and I was amazed at the size of the screen. Made my movie experience that much more enjoyable.

Thank FroggyG73
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

The 50-minutere re-creation of the battle of the Alamo made our visit to the Alamo very profitable. The theater is just a block away from the Alamo itself.

1 Thank Howard C
Roanoke, Virginia
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

So you buy your ticket, then go through the parking garage to the theater. Kids really enjoyed recliners

1 Thank nwnh40
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We had already been to the Alamo and have leads great deal about it but the movie is a great way to bring the story to life. It is pretty graphic but my 8 year old was concerned but not scared.

Thank Holly S
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We were advised to see this film prior to going to the Alamo. It is an enthusiastic production, and there is no doubt as to who the heroes were! The film runs 45 minutes, so is quite expensive, but it does give some background into the Alamo. It also helps to explain the importance of the Alamo for the residents... More 

2 Thank Richard W
Greenville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We watched the Alamo movie. It was a good history of the battle but I thought $12 each was a bit high. If you have time it's good but it's not a must see.

Thank CrystalM7373
Mt. Sinai, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I saw the movie before going to The Alamo. I'm glad I did. It made visiting the historical site more real. They did a good job with the movie. In about 45 minutes it not only explained the battle and its significance it gave some insight into the human aspect of that time. It is shown in an Imax theatre... More 

1 Thank zuzuspetals315
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We went to watch an actual IMAX movie but got distracted with another regular movie in the normal portion of the theater. I was originally irritated because I had movie theaters in my home town so it was nothing new but holy smokes that theater was nice! Granted in Austin we are used to getting served dinner with the movie... More 

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Poteet, Texas
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is a novel way to view certain movies. The large screen experience is probably great for 3D but for a few amazing scenes that capture the big picture, well I can't say it's worth the extra ticket price. All in all, this is a movie theater and there truly are cheaper places to watch a movie.

Thank Irene R
Broomfield, Colorado
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

This was a nice experience. We visited with family and decided to go to a Movie. They wait on you in this theater and it was actually pretty good food, and also cocktails. Seating was ok. They do not tolerate cell phones or talking once the movie starts and that is great, more theaters should adapt their policies.

Thank Jac J

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