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Golden State Theatre

417 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
+1 831-372-3800
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Not a bad seat in the house!

Went to see Clint Black perform at this charming old style theater. The venue is very nicely laid... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
raybuettner
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Monterey, California
Beautiful theater, brought back to previous glory (of sorts)

We went to see a comedy/improv revue on a Saturday night. The show itself was enjoyable. The... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
mswiseguy
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Carmel, California
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A gorgeous 1926 Movie Palace and Live Entertainment Venue in the heart of downtown Monterey. Beautifully restored to its former glory with plush velvet seats, red carpet, fine murals and home to the peninusula's Mighty Wurlitzer! First class acts from Willie Nelson to BB King had graced the stage. Also the only place to see classic films such as Casablanca and Wizard of Oz sing-a-long!
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2 days ago
“Not a bad seat in the house!”
Mar 19, 2018
“Beautiful theater, brought back to previous glory (of sorts)”
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417 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to see Clint Black perform at this charming old style theater. The venue is very nicely laid out with not a bad seat in the house. Sound quality was good and the old style decor seemed on point for a theater in the middle...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We went to see a comedy/improv revue on a Saturday night. The show itself was enjoyable. The theater offers a strong line-up of artists so I anticipate a return. More importantly for me was the wonderful job the owners did in bringing back this theater...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We have seen several shows here over the last few years. It is a very comfortable setting and beautiful.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Monterey on a Friday night is a dump full of homeless and weirdos. Perfect setting for the theatre. Staff were professional, bar was in the central entrance and in the way Water came in a plastic bottle without a label tasted like tap water. Lewis...More

1  Thank michael c
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Went for a concert, like that it's a small venue, not a bad seat in the house. Ushers were very knowledgeable of the venue and very courteous!

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Except for its size, the Golden State Theater would be right at home in San Francisco's theater district. It's smaller but has a great Italian/Spanish feel to the main auditorium. We went to a concert and, because for the size, there are no bad seats.

Thank Daryl C
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

To quote Bette Davis’s famous line from Who’s Afraid of Virgina Wolf, “What a dump!” Last night (Dec-9-2016) we saw Lewis Black at the Golden State Theatre. He was superb, the GST not so much. The line to pick up tickets stretched down the block....More

Thank Scupltor
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I went here for a Concert. The place is very nice! I had a fantastic seat & they had no problem with my Service Dog! The staff is very friendly & customer oriented. I will definitely be going back for more shows. I recommend this...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

These days, this Theater promotes Live Performances, Concerts, and other gatherings, including Religious groups, etc. Check with their website to see what's going on when you visit Monterey...

Thank Kent S
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

We saw a free 4th July concert ( which was just great so American/Patriotic), the interior is just an amazing sight. The seats are huge and recline! The Monkees are coming soon - who would have thought they are still going!

Thank ian2020
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