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Hearst Castle Theater

San Simeon, CA 93452
+1 805-927-6811
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The movie gave you a lot of information that was very helpful before you take the tour.

Took two tours of the castle. Also stopped at several places along the coast and spent a good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
F5275QJpaulc
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Benicia
Great movie

Before you take the Hearst castle tour, you should see the movie shown in this IMAX theatre. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
travelbugdon
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Simi Valley, California
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San Simeon, CA 93452
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took two tours of the castle. Also stopped at several places along the coast and spent a good amount of time in Cambria. Want to go back soon and take the night tour at the castle.

Thank F5275QJpaulc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before you take the Hearst castle tour, you should see the movie shown in this IMAX theatre. It will answer a lot of your questions about the Hearst family and how they made their fortunes. Also talks about thearchetect Julia Morgan. What a great job...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This is a great overview of the castle and background of WR Hearst, I was unable to do the tour because of the steps involved so we did this and loved it.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We made it right on time for the movie after our tour that started at 3:20pm. If you get to the last movie all the gift shops and doors are closed on your way out. Bring your own water and small snacks. No popcorn or...More

Thank Yehbut
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you are like most couples, you’ll make it to the visitor’s center with just a little time to spare (thanks to your wife and or your kids but most likely because of your wife hahaha) and you won’t have time to watch the movie...More

Thank Daniel A
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Showed the movie on an IMAX screen. Interesting and informative. Nice way to relax for 40 minutes after a castle tour. I just wish the movie had been a little more personal so we could have gotten to know Mr. Hearst better and showed more...More

1  Thank Karen O
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This theater was especially built to show the film about Randolph Hearst and his building of his castle. It's a beautiful theater with tiered seats so everyone has a great view. HUGE screen as well. The movie is included with any tour you purchase.

Thank Scott8147
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

The theater is spacious and comfortable. The IMAX screen is huge. I would suggest that you see the movie before you go on the tours. The Visitor Center opens at 8AM the the first movie 8:15AM. The movie shows every 45 minutes. We went to...More

1  Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The film is interesting, where you're able to learn more about William Hearst and the story behind his castle. Admission for the film is paid with your tour ticket, so do not miss the opportunity to watch this.

Thank Bryan M
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Don't skip the movie! It takes about 45 minutes but is well worth your time. Go before your tour(s) if you can. An outstanding presentation that left us wanting more...

1  Thank GinaPhxBound
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