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California Movie Theatres (page 1)

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Alameda Theatre
Alameda, CA
The Alameda Theatre opened in 1932. It closed in the 1980s and was later used as a gymnastics studio. In 2008, the building was renovated and returned to use as a theatre. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Niles Theatre
Alturas, CA
Angels Theatre
Angels Camp, CA
The Niles Theatre opened in 1937. It is still operating with a mix of movies, live performances, and community events. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Angels Theatre was built in 1933. The theatre was closed for many years before being restored in 1999. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Stamm Theatre
Antioch, CA
The Stamm Theatre opened in 1948. The interior was gutted in the 1990s when it was converted into a church. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Arcata Theatre
Arcata, CA
2008: 2016:
The Arcata Theatre opened in 1937 and was closed by 2000. In 2008, the building was being restored as the Arcata Theatre Lounge. It reopened in 2009 and now features films and live performances. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

State Theatre
Auburn, CA
Avenal Theatre
Avenal, CA
The State Theatre opened in 1930. The building now houses the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center. The long missing marquee and blade sign were replicated and installed in 2008. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Avenal Theatre was built in 1935. It was restored in 1998. The theatre was destroyed by a fire in 2003. It was then rebuilt and reopened in 2010. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Fox Theatre
Bakersfield, CA
The Bakersfield Fox Theatre was designed by S. Charles Lee and opened in 1930. The theatre closed in 1977 and only reopened briefly from 1983-1984. In 1994, it was saved from demolition and completely restored. The theatre now serves as a live performance venue and shows classic films. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Nile Theatre
Bakersfield, CA
The Nile Theatre opened in 1906 as the Bakersfield Opera House. In 1924, it was renamed the Nile. It was remodeled three years later. In 1938, the theatre was rebuilt using the design of S. Charles Lee. The theatre was later twinned and then closed in 1994. In 2006, the theatre reopened as the Nile Bar & Grill. However the building has been vacant for at least several years now. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Fox Theatre
Banning, CA
NuBel Theatre
Bellflower, CA
Bellflower Theatre
Bellflower, CA
The Fox Theatre opened in 1928. It is now operating as a triplex. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The NuBel Theatre opened in 1929 as the Bellflower Theatre. It was renamed the NuBel Theatre in 1948. It was later named the Holiday Theatre. The theatre closed in 1977 and was purchased by the Calvary Church in 1986. The church changed the marquee letters from Holiday to Hosanna. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Bellflower Theatre may not have been a movie theatre originally or may have been built in recent years. It features live performances. Does anyone know more about this building? [map]

Majestic Theatre
Benecia, CA
The Majestic Theatre ws built in 1917. In 1940, the theatre was remodeled and a new marquee sign was added. The name was changed to the State Theatre and there were freestanding letters on both sides of the triangulated marquee which read "STATE". It was later renamed the Majestic. The theatre closed in the 1970s. It is now used for private or special events. For more, see this website. [map]

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