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Hearst Castle Theater

Hearst Castle Theater

"Hearst Castle - Building the Dream"

Featuring Breathtaking Cinematography & Vintage Movie Clips


The Hearst Castle Theater is located in the Hearst Castle Visitor Center. A 5-story movie screen shows “Hearst Castle – Building the Dream” every 45 minutes starting at 8:15 am. It's complimentary for guests who have purchased a Grand Rooms Tour, the Upstairs Suites Tour, and the Cottages and Kitchen Tour.

Although the film is not included with the Evening Tour, those who wish to see the movie can do so at a discounted price of $6 per adult and $4 per child (ages 5-12).

Hot Tip: We recommend getting to the Visitor Center early to see this movie before your guided tour of the Castle, to learn about history of William Randolph Hearst and his Castle.

About the Movie

“Hearst Castle – Building the Dream” was produced exclusively for the Hearst Castle Theater. Guests will enjoy breathtaking original cinematography coupled with vintage clips and stills from the 1920s and 1930s. See the construction and history of Hearst Castle come to life over 40 minutes on this 5-story movie screen.


Want to See the Movie Without a Tour Ticket?

No problem! For visitors not going on tour, movie tickets may be purchased separately for $10/adult and $8/child (ages 5-12). Discounts are available for groups with more than 12 people.

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