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California Movie Theatres (page 10)

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Vogue Theatre
Oxnard, CA
The Vogue Theatre was designed by S. Charles Lee and opened in 1941. In its final days during the 1980s, the theatre was showing Mexican porno films. The Vogue closed officially in 1993 and is now used as a supermarket. Photos from 1984 show the marquee tower painted turquoise. I don't know what the original color scheme was. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Boulevard Theatre
Oxnard, CA
The Boulevard Theatre opened in 1929. It was later known at the Teatro. The theatre closed in 1993 and was then used as a recording studio. The interior has been gutted. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2012. It was still vacant in 2017. For more, see this website. [map]

Varsity Theatre
Palo Alto, CA
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2017:
The Varsity Theatre opened in 1927, replacing a nearby, earlier Varsity Theatre from 1912. This theatre closed in 1994 and was converted into a Borders book store. The interior and courtyard were left fairly intact. The book store closed in 2011 and the building was vacant until 2015. It reopened as HanaHaus, a public cafe and event space. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Stanford Theatre
Palo Alto, CA
The Stanford Theatre was designed by Weeks & Day and opened in 1925. It is still a single screen, featuring classic films. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

United Artists Pasadena Theatre
Pasadena, CA
The United Artists Pasadena Theatre opened in 1931. It closed in the late 1980s. The theatre has been gutted and now houses Angels School Supply. For more, see this website. [map]

Fox Theatre
Paso Robles, CA
Perris Theatre
Perris, CA
The Fox Theatre was built as the Hi-Ho Theatre in 1941. In 1947, it was remamed the Fox Theatre. The theatre has been closed since 1980. The interior has been gutted. The facade and sign were repainted sometime between 2007 and 2012. This photo is from 2013. In 2016, plans were announced to renovate the building as a brewpub. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Perris Theatre was built in the 1930s or 1940s. It appears to be a twin to the Tower Theatre in Dinuba. It was probably designed by S. Charles Lee as well. It was later known as the Chief Theatre during a movie shoot. Later, the building housed a church. The building was renovated in 2010-2011 by the City. There were plans to reopen the theatre as a performing arts venue. I don't believe it has opened yet. These photos are from 2013. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

California Theatre
Pittsburg, CA
CineArts 5 at Pleasant Hill [gone]
Pleasant Hill, CA
The California Theatre opened in 1920 and closed in 1954. The marquee was removed in 1975. In 2011, the City began restoring the theatre. A replica marquee was installed. The theatre reopened in 2013 as a performing arts venue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The CineArts 5 at Pleasant Hill was built in 1966 as domed theatre with a curved screen. In 1973, the theatre was subdivided into five screens. In 2013, the building was demolished. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Fox Theatre
Pomona, CA

The Pomona Fox Theatre opened in 1931 and closed in the late 1980s. It has been used as a concert venue since them. In 1999, the City purchased the theatre. After extensive renovation, the theatre reopened in 2009 as a performing arts center. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Porter Theatre
Porterville, CA
The Porter Theatre opened in 1949 and closed in 1997. It has been vacant since then. The roof is made from laminated arches. For more, see this website. [map]

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