Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said, "The cinema is truth at 24 frames per second," making slo-mo sports replays and sped-up Benny Hill gags nothing but cruel, cruel lies. Get the real deal with today's Groupon: for $9, you get a movie ticket to White Christmas (a $9.50 value for adult admission), which runs December 22–24, plus a large popcorn (a $5.25 value) and large drink (a $3.75 value) at the Crest Theatre (up to an $18.50 total value).
A vivid neon sign and vintage marquee welcome guests to the Crest Theatre, a gorgeous cinema built in 1949 that still evokes that era. Today, the treasured reel house projects the finest in foreign, independent, and art films, perfect for stocking up on film-studies trivia. Sop up holiday spirits inside the stadium-seating auditorium during a Technicolor screening of White Christmas. Watch Bing Crosby dance and sing alongside Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, and Rosemary Clooney in this 1954 musical family favorite. Scope out the schedule to ensure a timely monocle dusting before the show. A spacious seating area ensures you'll rarely have to worry about saving a spot, and free parking is available nearby at 10th and L streets.
- This is an absolutely beautiful movie house from the days of way back. But this place is anything but just that. Of course its primary function is that of one of the few remaining independent movie threatres [sic] in California, but the Crest offers so much more. You can see everything from live music to stand up comedy as well as the most current, and even classic, independent films. – Darrel Y
- Great place to come see a movie or somebody such as a comic. I really like how Sacramento has saved and put time and money into this place! Definitely a gem! I have seen so many great shows, esp a lot of independent films here. Place is always clean, even the restrooms! – Laronda J.
"Ornate" and "sweeping" only begin to describe the Crest Theatre, whose rich history extends back to 1912, when it was opened as a vaudeville house. Within its gargantuan auditorium, plush seats perch in subtly curved rows while elaborate lights and a sea-blue ceiling wash the space in ethereal hues. Moviegoers settle into the elegant confines to take in both new and classic films, reading the subtitles in a whisper to stuffed animals that forgot their glasses. Out in the lobby, a richly patterned carpet and bronzed floral motif cover the sprawling space as visitors belly up to the bar and snack on high-quality goodies.
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