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The Grand Cinema

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Loved Green Book

Comfortable little Theater, with good popcorn and great movie offerings! A very special night out... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2019
Amazing film mecca in downtown Tacoma

Have loved coming here to see fine and independent films for years. Largely run and managed by... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2018
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We are the South Sound's home of independent film. Our mission is to enrich the cultural vitality of the South Sound through high quality film art. As a non-profit we are supported by our annual members, a dedicated volunteer force, small staff...more
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606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-2321
+1 253-593-4474
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Reviewed 2 January 2019

Comfortable little Theater, with good popcorn and great movie offerings! A very special night out. I think this movie ranks up there with one of my favorite movies ever.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stay750441
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Have loved coming here to see fine and independent films for years. Largely run and managed by volunteers, this is a gem!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 372whd
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

The Grand, an independent movie theater in Tacoma, mostly run by volunteers has excellent movie choices and great popcorn. Friendly, clean and all around good atmosphere.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MorriganfromOregon
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

I love seeing movies here. The atmosphere is comfortable and they are always playing something I want to see. Saturday night they play really quirky stuff as their "Weird Elephant".

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rlisa_7
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This is something different . None of the people I was with have ever been to an open air cinema powered by sustainable energy before . It was held tonight in the scouts camp next to theRadisson Blue hotel at golden sands . They have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cefaiangela
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We had a nice early evening at the Grand watching Ruth Bader Ginsberg. It was a fantastic film. Parking is always a challenge so plan ahead. I appreciate the upgraded theater seats. Much more comfort. Give it a go.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Surfpinky
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

A Tacoma cultural highlight. Great selection of independent films in this quaint older downtown building. Members get a discount, too!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 372whd
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Independent and forgien films. Often films that would be overlooked by other theaters.These films frequently score greater than 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. Seats are little lumpy but is the only venue to see these films

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank David G
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We love the Grand for the movies they run. Would like better seating, we always get to the theater just before the show starts and are seated up against the wall after crawling over a row full of theater goers or in the front row...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank TacomaPuffin
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Sure, you can always go to a huge cineplex at the mall but the Grand Cinema offers a delightful alternative to the huge crowds. Each screen offers smaller venues and no-frills seating to enjoy non-blockbuster independent films. It operates as a non-profit with film festivals,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 611joed
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Curtis D
27 February 2019|
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Response from 372whd | Reviewed this property |
They are more comfy now than they used to be . No extra cushion needed, in my opinion.