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Alamo IMAX Theatre Tours

Alamo IMAX Theatre
Welcome to history on the big screen—that is, a six-story IMAX screen, with an all-encompassing sound system and seats that recline while you settle in for your film. This theater’s long-running feature, “Alamo: The Price of Freedom,” tells the story of the Alamo for San Antonio visitors before or after they visit the real thing.

The Basics
The Alamo IMAX is the biggest movie screen in the entire state of Texas, and it’s housed within the AMC Rivercenter 11, along with several other screens that show the latest blockbuster movies. Head to the signature 1988 film, Alamo: The Price of Freedom, a 48-minute film that shows on the hour to get an overview before visiting the historic site. The IMAX theater also screens several additional features, including 3D movies. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Reserve tickets online to save money and ensure your seat before you get to the theater.
  • Snacks, meals, and alcoholic beverages are available to purchase from the concession stand.
  • All auditoriums inside the theater are wheelchair accessible.
  • Discount tickets are available for senior citizens, students, and members of the military.

How to Get There

The Alamo IMAX is part of the AMC Rivercenter 11, a theater located inside the AMC Rivercenter Mall in downtown San Antonio, just steps from the River Walk. It’s situated on Commerce Street, between Bowie and Alamos streets. To head there from the Alamo, it’s a half-mile (.8 kilometer) walk. Head south on Crockett Street, turn left onto Alamo Plaza, and turn left on East Commerce Street. Parking is available in the attached garage, and validation is available for up to three hours.

When to Get There

The theater is open every day from 9am to 9pm. Alamo: The Price of Freedom plays on the hour. You’ll tend to find lighter crowds on the weekdays and during matinee times earlier in the day. On Tuesdays, the theater offers discount tickets to select films.

A B-52 Surprise

According to, during the filming of Alamo: The Price of Freedom, a B-52 bomber from a nearby Air Force base buzzed overhead during a battlefield scene where war reenactors had taken their places, loaded up with weapons. The actors stopped to wave, in a scene undoubtedly puzzling to the servicemen flying overhead.
Address: 849 E Commerce St #285., San Antonio, Texas 78205, USA
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San Antonio Super Saver: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Tower of Americas, Museum Admission, and More

Book the San Antonio Super Saver pass to see the highlights of San Antonio at a great price. The pass is valid for 48 hours and includes the hop-on hop-off bus, admission to the observation deck at the Tower of the Americas, and its 4D Theater Ride, and the IMAX film about the Battle of the Alamo. The pass also covers entrance to the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Buckhorn Saloon, and the Texas Ranger Museum, making for a comprehensive way to experience San Antonio's attractions at your own pace.
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