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Hearst Castle Theater

San Simeon, CA 93452
+1 805-927-6811
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Great way to sum up the tour! Tells the story of when William Hearst was a child to adult!

We made it right on time for the movie after our tour that started at 3:20pm. If you get to the... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2017
Yehbut
,
Santa Monica, California
via mobile
Should watch before the tour

If you are like most couples, you’ll make it to the visitor’s center with just a little time to... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2017
Daniel A
,
Beijing, China
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San Simeon, CA 93452
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Reviewed November 14, 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

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Reviewed July 17, 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

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Reviewed April 18, 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 November 17, 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.

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Reviewed November 16, 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 July 22, 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 June 19, 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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Reviewed March 5, 2016

We enjoyed the iMAX film at the Hearst Castle Theater in the visitors center at the Hearst Castle. It was presented on a massive screen with great sound. The story of the life of W.R. Hearst and his many endeavors, in particular the creation of...More

2  Thank Jim H
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Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

It is called the hearst theatre at the visitors center. The movies are great and there is plenty to do. Please change titel

Thank FRANK M
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Reviewed October 31, 2014

This film was spectacular and definitely had the National Geographic "stamp" on it. I must say that I was a little apprehensive about taking my mother (who had recently experienced some vertigo) in view of other reviews that commented on problems with motion sickness. I...More

3  Thank S J G
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