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Great Location

Pros: Location is very convenient if you're already downtown, plenty of open seats and tiered... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2015
San Diego, California
Classic old building converted to a good standard.

Having been visiting cinemas around the US of A and Canada, I must take my hat off to Reading... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2015
Michael S
Williamstown, Australia
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  • Average36%
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  • Terrible9%
Feb 13, 2017
“Great Neighborhood Theaters -- Now CLOSED”
Jan 12, 2016
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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701 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6917
+1 619-232-0401
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were sorry to see this theater complex close recently, although we weren't surprised, as there never seemed to be anyone there, no matter what time we went.

Thank Darrell92104
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This is a classic movie theater downtown. It is rarely crowded. The architecture is impressive. Very pretty.

Thank khfdez
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Pros: Location is very convenient if you're already downtown, plenty of open seats and tiered seating provides a good view, cheap matinee and morning prices. Cons: definitely older and not well-maintained. Escalator has been broken for months. Confusion about the ticket line vs. the concession...More

Thank maggie_ryan12
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Having been visiting cinemas around the US of A and Canada, I must take my hat off to Reading - this building is fantastic, tastefully maintained and updated, with 15 screens. The cinemas have the most leg room of any standard cinemas I visited, and...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

I rated 4 instead of 5 because the seats don't recline. This is an old time theater that has been very well maintained. It was clean. Classic old theater decor. A good option for something to do in the Gas Lamp District. Matinee price was...More

Thank curioustravelor2010
Reviewed 31 January 2015

On our first night in San Diego my wife and I were looking for something to do. Since the theater was nearby we decided to catch a movie. There was hardly anyone at the movie on the night we were there. The theater is an...More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Went here Xmas evening becsause it was close to the restaurant we dined at. I was pleasantly surprised to find the price for a senior tix was just $9.50 compared to $11.99 we would have paid at the AMC theater. The seats did not recline...More

Thank MsWiley57
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Awesome! Loved the historic theater. Enjoyed watching Gone Doggy Gone! Thank you for selecting this movie. Well worth the time!

Thank Gail J
Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

This is an older theater. So don't expect anything to fancy. We were looking forward to a movie but some people in our party didn't feel comfortable sitting in those seats. Like I said it's an older theater. One positive is that it is close...More

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Easy to access from Broadway down town, in San Diego. I found this therter's lineup is better than that of usual cinema complex. Sometimes used as a venue of movie festivals.

Thank poyo2014
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