771 Old Town Theatre Tips
- Casual 4
- Arrive early 5
- Parking is scarce 4
- Parking is free 3
- Dine before you go 6
- Food and drinks for purchase 2
Get there at least 30 minutes early to park in the lot behind the theater. Great location.
There is free parking in Old Town, but the small lot next door to the theater is often filled in the evening by people who came for the matinee and stayed for dinner. Similarly, the large lot across the street is also frequently filled on Friday and Saturday nights, particularly during tourist season. The theater parking lot attendant told me that there is plenty of free parking at the CalTrans building across Taylor St., a 10-minute walk from the theater, and there are a limited number of passes that the attendant has that allow parking at a hotel one-block away.
On the 20th Century
The lot next to the theater is great IF you get there early. The attendants gave us a voucher to park at a nearby hotel for free, but the delay cut into our dinner time. We managed to grab a great casual dinner quick and cheap at a local Mexican joint with great street tacos and make it to the play in time. Show runs long so use the rest room before it starts!
We enjoyed dinner in the patio of the Cosmopolitan Hotel having parked in Cygnet's designated parking lot first and then did the 1 1/2 block walk.
This theater will only seat you in the last 2 rows no matter what the seating availability or when you purchased your tickets. Goldstar does not state this in the description of the seating, only describing the section and providing a seating chart. Very misleading.
There is lots of parking at the theater, don't worry about that at all.
Parking Near Old Town Theatre
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