Movie Theaters

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Old Time Cinema
Just a few minutes from campus on University Avenue is the beautifully restored Stanford Theatre, which specializes in classic movies from Hollywood's golden age. Call 324-3700 for listings. Complete the evening by grabbing an ice cream cone from Swenson's down the street on University Ave.

AMC Mercado 20
3111 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara
Phone: (408) 871-2262
You will feel like you are in a planetarium with these reclining seats. If you go late at night or off hours, you can put the arm rests down and take a nap. Be sure to bring your student ID—excellent student discount. Take 101 south and exit east on the Great America Parkway. 20 minutes from campus.

The Castro Theater
429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
Phone: (415) 621-6120
A relic from the 50s, this theater is similar to the Stanford Theater, replete with an organist who plays before the movie. Lots of interesting film festivals bring diverse, non-mainstream movies to this funky old theater. Located on Castro St. near Market St.

Century Cinemas 16
1500 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043-1314
Phone: (650) 960-0970
Shows current movies. 15 minutes from campus.

Century Park 12
557 E Bayshore Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063-2717
Phone: (650) 365-9000

CineArts at Palo Alto Square
3000 El Camino Real #6, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: (650) 493-3456

Landmark Theaters Peninsula
1275 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Phone: (650) 32-MOVIE
Houses the Guild and Aquarius theaters, shows foreign and art films. Five minutes from campus.

The Red Vic
1727 Haight St, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 668-3994
Funky old theater in the Haight in San Francisco. Eat popcorn with yeast out of a big, wood bowl while sitting on a couch. See old flicks and absorb the dim, antiquated atmosphere. Well worth the drive!

The Stanford Theater
221 University Ave, Palo Alto
Phone: (650) 324-3700
The revamped Stanford Theater shows oldies. A great place for a date (if you have one during med school, please e-mail us and tell us how it happened)—movies with ambiance! Five minutes from campus.

Sunday Flicks
Sunday Flicks at Stanford present recent films 7 and 10 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium on campus. Flicks passes are sold in White Plaza and by “CA’s” in on-campus housing at the beginning of the quarter. Tickets to individual films are sold at the door for $5, but a season pass is available for $20. To subscribe to Flicks News, send the e-mail message “subscribe flicks” to . Weekly e-mail updates include capsule reviews.

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