Cannery Row IMAX Theatre, Monterey

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Cannery Row is the waterfront street in the New Monterey section of Monterey, California. It is the site of a number of now-defunct sardine canning factories. The last cannery closed in 1973. The street name, formerly a nickname for Ocean View Avenue, became official in January 1958 to honor John Steinbeck and his well-known novel Cannery Row. In the novel's opening sentence, Steinbeck described the street as "a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream."HistoryCannery Row was the setting of John Steinbeck's novels Cannery Row (1945) and Sweet Thursday (1954). Both were the basis for the 1982 movie Cannery Row, starring Nick Nolte and Debra Winger. It is also mentioned in Bob Dylan's song "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands". Pacific Biological Laboratories, a biological supply house, was located at 800 Ocean View Avenue (now 800 Cannery Row) from 1928 to 1948, and operated by Edward F. Ricketts, who was the inspiration for several characters in Steinbeck novels. The laboratory is still preserved. Across from the laboratory still exists a Chinese-American-owned store mentioned in both Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday, as well as a vacant lot that was the "home" of some of the homeless characters in the novel.
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  • Ticketing logistics here are horrible. They make you buy your tickets at the refreshment concession, and you have to wait in a slow line while people are buying refreshments along with their movie... 
    Ticketing logistics here are horrible. They make you buy your tickets at the refreshment concession, and you have to wait in a slow line while people are buying refreshments along with their movie...  more »
  • I go here all the time to see popular blockbuster movies, such as Marvel films. Since there is only one theater, so there is only ever one movie playing at a time. The sound and picture quality is... 
    I go here all the time to see popular blockbuster movies, such as Marvel films. Since there is only one theater, so there is only ever one movie playing at a time. The sound and picture quality is...  more »

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