Palladio16 Folsom: “The best movie theater in the Sacramento” Period!

Dolby Digital Surround, Hot Buttered Popcorn, Stadium Seats, yawn…….

 Pretty Standard fare…..

Giant Screens ?

 Its the Esquire IMAX Downtown

Don’t bother with the Regal IMAX @ El Dorado Hills unless you live near by.  The tall screen is larger than the other theaters in the complex.  It much smaller than the Esquire Imax, and I felt shortchanged after seeing last years Thor.

I wish  Cinemark, who owns the Century Theaters off Arden, would tear down the wall and restore the domes with the curved screens to its original state  and that would eliminate the uncomfortable seating angle . 

A few years ago,

Cinema West,small theater chain based in  Petaluma opened the Palladio 16

in the very vacant  Palladio center in Folsom.

  Nearly every theater in Cinema West in the chain has solar powered roofs.  The Palladio is one of the largest solar powered theaters in the world.  

It was the first theater  in Sacramento to offer all digital projection.  The theater has more Digital 3D screens than any theater in California.   

And if size matters the Palladio has the

Largest screens in Sactown 

In their big rooms (4 theaters) the screens measure  52 feet by nearly 3 stories.

Did I mention all the big theaters are

in THX 

The size difference between the Regal Imax and the Palladio big theaters is inches.

Then there are the little things, self service butter (flavoring?) and popcorn seasoning.

Finally there is one seat or box exclusive to the Palladio...

 “The D-Box” 

A seat with its own subwoofer that moves with the movie!

Available in two of the large theaters for and additional $8 bucks

Movie Prices are the same from theater to theater. No Cinema in Sacramento offers 3D Digital, Giant Screens, THX and the D-box under one mega solar powered roof.                         


Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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