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The Stanford Theatre

221 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 324-3700
Rating: 5.0 out of 5"295 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Sun4:30 PM - 11:00 PM


This throwback to old Hollywood cinemas and glamor is a great place to see a film just like it was intended to be viewed, in a big theater with a large audience. Every week the vintage theater picks a classic film to bring back to life in this grand movie house. The movies becomes more of an event than your typical cinema experience.



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Paula S. at Yelp User Review4/7/2014The Stanford is a gem. It's also the cheapest fun date spot in town. $7 will get you TWO movies (and serious props if you make it through both), $1 gets you popcorn, and another buck gets you a soda. It seriously can't be beat.Remember it's cash only! Make a pit stop at the ATM across the street before you head over. More
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by Grace L. at Yelp User Review3/14/2014This place truly gives you a wonderful experience that you just can't get anywhere else around here. I have no idea how they stay in business, but I hope they stick around for a long time. When you enter the theatre, there is an organ player playing live music... and the organist that night was superb! I suppose … More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Tamar K. at Yelp User Review2/26/2014Great old tyme feeling theater. Loved the place More
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by Monica A. at Yelp User Review2/25/2014Beautiful theater! I mean they just don't make them like they used to. I love that the curtains come down at the end of the classic movies they play...it's all just so romantic. The people are so sweet as well.TIP: Bring cash, that's all they take. More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Shawn S. at Yelp User Review2/24/2014A superb building on this planet taking us on their time machine through the golden ages ~ More