Venue Details

233 Star Starred
Alex Theatre
between Wilson and California 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
Venue website Get directions
The weather was mild outside = comfortable in the venue.
star this tip starred
Or, add your own...plenty of eating places located very close to the theater, reasonably priced & a little higher end if that's what you are looking for. Public parking was a little difficult, so might as well park in the parking structure on Maryland as the first 90 mins. are free. Total cost of just the performance was $1!!!!
star this tip starred
View All 506 Tips

Reviews & Ratings

58 ratings
4.5 average rating
  • 35
  • 19
  • 3
  • 0
  • 1
63 events
36 reviews
35 stars
attended Jul 07 2007

By the time this is read, the movie in question is gone so I'll describe the experience. The Alex is a big, single screen, old time theatre. It has stage shows and movies. There is a huge balcony as well as a very large main floor. ...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
73 events
33 reviews
72 stars
attended Jul 07 2007

Good to see it on the big screen again.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
49 events
28 reviews
19 stars
attended Jul 07 2007

It was great to see this movie on the big screen. It was a very good print, and we especially enjoyed the Merry Melodies short before the feature film.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 25 Reviews
More Information


At once intelligent and campy,_ Forbidden Planet _is an intriguing, sci-fi classic that borrows from Shakespeare’s The Tempest and strongly anticipates Star Trek in its sci-fi milieu.

Set in 2200 AD, a spacecraft from Earth arrives at a distant planet to investigate the status of a missing colonizing party. What Commander John Adams (Leslie Nielsen) and his crew find is a single survivor, the secretive, uncooperative Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) — and his virginal but uninhibited daughter Altaira (Anne Francis), who’s been raised by her father in isolation and has no first-hand knowledge of Earth or men. Robbie, an amazing robot, serves as their butler and protector.

As Adams’ crew prepares to relay their discoveries to Earth and receive further instructions, the deadly force that decimated the first crew reawakens. Key members of Adams’ team are found murdered and Dr. Morbius may not be revealing all he knows…

Forbidden Planet was nominated for an Oscar™ (special effects) and is presented in CinemaScope with Color by DeLuxe. 

Also featured: the Porky Pig short Jumpin’ Jupiter and a Pathé newsreel.