Operated by Landmark since 1994. The building that the Albany Theatre occupies was built in the 1920s, originally as a meeting hall and then a dance hall with live music. In 1935, the building was converted to the new home of the Albany Theatre, which had occupied a small one-story wooden building down the block since around 1914. Structurally it stayed much the same over the years, until the conversion of the balcony into the second auditorium in 1979. More recent improvements have both helped to regain some of the classical charm of the Albany as well as to ensure that everyone has a state of the art movie-going experience. Located in the heart of Albany, and acting as a centerpiece for the downtown area, the Albany is in easy walking distance of a wide variety of eating establishments, from a whole host of different culinary traditions.
PARKING: The parking lot positioned behind the theatre is available to patrons during normal showtimes. The entrance to the parking lot is on Kains Ave, a one way street. Limited street parking is available.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The closest Bart station is the El Cerrito Plaza, which requires a one mile walk south down San Pablo until you reach Solano. Turn Left on Solano. The 18, 72, 72M, 72R, 800 and the G AC transit lines will get you to the Albany or within a block of the Albany.
ACCESSIBILITY: Auditorium #2 is not wheelchair accessible; however, movies will be rotated through the accessible auditorium at this theatre and we encourage guests to call with that request or for that scheduling. Please contact the theatre (510) 525-4531 Press #7 to assist .
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