- Try http://www.fandango.com/95616_movietimes?tid=aafzc&radius=15 for current movies and showtimes for all theaters in Davis and Woodland (except Campus Cinema)
- Campus Cinema: the on-campus theater that plays movies in 194 Chemistry
- Regal Cinemas Davis Holiday 6: one of the two Regal Cinemas in town, on F Street. Showtimes
- Regal Cinemas Davis Stadium 5: the other Regal Cinemas in town, on G Street. Showtimes
- Varsity Theater: a 1940's era art house cinema, showing first-run independent films, on 2nd Street. Showtimes
- State Theater: Closed. It was a historic theater with top-grade sound.
- County Fair Mall Theater: A 5 screen Cinemark theater at the Woodland mall [you can get there on the 42 bus (No stadium seating)
- Crest Theatre: a 1940's era independent film house
- Regal Natomas Marketplace 16: a 16 screen multiplex off I 80 in Natomas
- Sacramento 6 Drive-In Theater: the last of the operating Drive-Ins in the Central Valley
- Tower Theater: a 1930's era art house theater
- Century Theatres Downtown Plaza 7: A small 7 screen theater in downtown Sacramento (without stadium seating)
- Century Theatres Stadium 14: A large all stadium multiplex with dome theaters down the street from Arden Fair Mall across from Cal Expo.
- Regal/United Artists Arden Fair 6: A small 6 screen theater in Arden Fair Mall (without stadium seating)
- Esquire Imax Theater Sacramento: A huge theater with a screen 75.7 ft. wide by 59 ft. tall. Still projects with 70mm film! (Stadium seating)
- Century Laguna 16: A theater in Elk Grove, just south of Sacramento, and 30 minutes from Davis
- Movies on a Big Screen: An experimental & independent film theater in North Oak Park, Sacramento
- Brenden Theatres Vacaville: a 16 screen all stadium seating, all THX digital sound, multiplex located off of I-80 in Vacaville about 19 minutes away by freeway.
Other Film Venues in Davis
- The UN Association of Davis shows international films at International House on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month; refreshments 7:30PM, movie 8:00. For current listings, see the events page. Cost: Free, donations accepted.
- Baskin Robbins on Anderson and Covell used to show political and other films in an open-air, covered seating area. In 2006, movies were shown three nights a week—Friday nights family movies, Sunday nights film noir, and Wednesday nights anime. Cost: Free
- Movies in the Park Saturday night movies in Central Park, sponsored by the Parks & Community Services Department of Davis. 2006 schedule still posted to whet your appetite for '07. Season used to run from May to October. Cost: Free
- Late-Night Retro Films: The Varsity Theater used to have midnight movies on Friday and Saturday. Check for listings. Cost $6.00 ...and... Retro Film Revival at the Regal Cinemas Davis Holiday 6 used to have 10:00PM movies on Thursday nights. For a schedule, select a Thursday date from the menu, and it's the film on the bottom of the list. Cost was $5.00
- Vintage family movies used to held on Tues/Wed mornings (AKA Free Family Film Festival ) Family films at Regal Cinemas Davis Holiday 6—fun for the whole family, summer months only. 10:00AM on Tues and Wed, see link for what played in 2006—are you nostalgic for "Muppets from Space" or "Wallace & Gromit"? Cost: Free
- Don't forget Campus Cinema in 194 Chem, listed at the top of this page! Call 752-2571 for details (Does anyone know if they post a current schedule anywhere?)
Film Festivals in Davis
- Davis Film Festival April 3-5, 2009, Varsity Theatre and the Veteran's Memorial Theatre.
- Davis Feminist Film Festival April 16 and 17, 2009! Don't miss it! Veterans Memorial Theater on 14th and B in Davis — More info http://femfilmfest.ucdavis.edu
- Davis Independent Film Festival For info on the 2006 series, see this.
- Asian American Association Film Festival First 2 weeks of May, 2007?
Theater Comparison Chart
Please note that prices are probably not all up to date.
|$5 Movie Tuesday / See note.|
|$5 Movie Tuesday / See note|
|$7 every Tuesday|
|County Fair Mall Theater|
|1st Matinee M-F $4.25|
|Movie Discount Cards|
|Regal Natomas 16|
|$4 on Tuesday|
|$5 First Show of Day|
|Brenden Theatres Vacaville:|
|Matinee pricing before 6 PM daily|
Note: Regal sells tickets through Costco at a discounted price. These tickets are completely unrestricted - any movie, any time. They even are accepted for IMAX showings (at the Regal Cinemas Hacienda Crossings in Pleasanton). They cost $7.50 each, and you can buy as many as you want in multiples of 5. They are significantly cheaper than adult non-matinee prices. They are also supposed to be accepted at movie theaters owned by the same family, anything by the Regal Entertainment Group, which includes Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theaters, and Edwards Theaters. (some employees may not be aware of this at the non-Regal Cinema locations, so inform them that these tickets are accepted at all 3 theaters because they are part of the same company).
2006-06-05 12:54:20 Is there still a cheap movie theater in Vacaville that shows older movies? —ArlenAbraham
2007-11-08 12:11:13 Can anyone tell me how the movie theaters in Davis survive ? I haven't see a movie there with more than 10 people in theater
2011-03-18 16:34:20 I remember there used to be this one screen theater on E Street I believe, right next to where Watermelon Music is now. It was really grungy, but I saw the first of the Star Wars remasters there. Must have been around 1997 I guess. Anyway, good times, good times... —CecilioPadilla
2014-11-05 16:33:06 Would be nice to see the comparison chart updated with a column for 3D movie prices... —DavidGrundler