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Movie Theaters in Palo Alto

If you want to catch a movie while you’re in northern California, there are plenty of places to go that combine your showing with a vibrant scene. So whether you want to blow off some steam after all day business meetings by hitting up “Gravity” in 3D or you’re looking for a cult classic on the big screen, here are some of the local venues for your viewing pleasure.

The Stanford Theatre (http://www.stanfordtheatre.org/) offers a wealth of film favorites for the cinema course students. If you have ever taken a film course in college, you’ll understand. This is the spot to see the masterpieces and pioneers that have shaped the big screen. Find a unique thing to do as you revisit the classics starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Alan Ladd. Watch the original film noir suspense thrillers that inspired today’s genres through October, with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ welcoming the audience to the show. Depending on the theater’s schedule, you may find yourself at a silent film or a fashionable festival.

If foreign film is your favorite pastime, head to the Aquarius Theatre, operated by Landmark since 1985. With two screens of DLP Digital Projection and Sound, you’ll be a spectator for the finest in independent and foreign language cinema. Stylish and innovative, you’ll get to see a great movie while you enjoy the venue itself. Around the corner from Stanford in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, make your way to Emerson Street for a wide range of flicks, from relevant documentaries to timeless classics such as “Romeo and Juliet.”

Also in the Landmark family, you can go to the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park, offering one screen of exquisite DLP Projection and Sound, built in 1926. Nestled right next to downtown Menlo Park, you can have a memorable dinner-and-a-movie date catching current films, independent and foreign language cinema, and if your timing is truly impeccable – one of the monthly midnight screenings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on the first Saturday of every month.

For the Landmark theatres, come find out what’s playing near us at http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/SanFranciscoPeninsula/GuildTheatre.htm . Or, if you’re just playing catch-up for the 2014 Oscars, you can always Fandango here.

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