Aquarius Theatre

430 Emerson Street,
Palo Alto, CA 94031

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darquil on April 25, 2010 at 1:34 am

I’ve posted information and photos from a recent visit here.

darquil on March 26, 2010 at 1:22 am

Per the box office attendant, seating capacities are as follows:
1 – 235
2 – 145
Total seats: 380.

KingBiscuits on June 12, 2008 at 1:14 am

The two films whose titles aren’t mentioned in the description were Medium Cool and The Rain People.

morcoded on September 8, 2007 at 1:18 am

There were many late nights at the AQuarius (AQ) where it would be just us both. I’d hang out in your halls, and race through the concession stand to talk to the audience, feel their warmth, share some good movie suggestions, then back upstairs to lower the lights, tun on the lamp, hit hit the sound and pull open the dowser. The shining highway of sights took us all away for a few hours and made us all forget what brought us in. The family that works there is suportive in the endeavor to take all my senses away. I hear them playing out in the lobby and it tells me I’m in a safe space. Decades of employees all behaving like family. And as family, each has earned the right to chip a corner of the stand to let the building know htey’ve been there. The lights come up a and we all file out through shifting patways and into th enight air. It’s brisk aeven in the Summer nd the worl tells us it’s back to business as usual.

fireball on May 26, 2007 at 7:06 pm

The Aquarius is yet another irreplaceable and all-too-charming bit of cinematic history. Despite its need for a restoration job, the movie house has the benefit of being situated in a quiet corner of bustling Downtown Palo Alto, which means that it garners a very healthy dose of students on weekends. I simply adore the place … houses such as these take filmgoers back to a simpler time; they are living reminders of what once was and what can be again (hopefully, Landmark will keep it open for many years to come). And with the over-century-old brick building and haunting Stanford Theatre one short block over, these two blocks are extremely rich; not just with local history, but American history as well.

GaryParks on April 19, 2002 at 1:30 am

A charming touch about this theatre are the witty comments the management has been putting underneath the movie titles on the marquee for the past several years. Sometimes they are quotes from the movie, sometimes terrible puns on the movie title or plot premise. Sometimes you have to know something about the movie in order to get the joke, other times not. Now THAT’S true arthouse showmanship!!