430 Emerson Street,
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Built in 1969 with 450 seats and operated by Landmark Theatres since 1985, the Aquarius Theatre features the finest in independent and foreign language cinema.
It is unique in both design and style, sporting two separate houses united under the Atlantean/underwater inspired wall murals and décor.
Cinematographer Haskell Wexler and Francis Ford Coppola’s feature film debuts were among the first films shown at the theatre. Located around the corner from Stanford University in the heart of Downtown Palo Alto, the Aquarius Theatre has the benefit of being situated in and around some of the best dining, shopping and recreation areas in Palo Alto.
The Aquarius Theatre is one of the few theaters in the San Francisco Bay Area to regularly offer up midnight movies. Annually, the Midnight Madness series runs from mid-summer to mid-fall. This series features the best in classic, cult and soon-to-be-cult films with fun, games, and prize giveaways in both theatres on both Fridays and Saturday nights.
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