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California Movie Theatres (page 15)

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Deville Theatre
Vacaville, CA
Empress Theatre
Vallejo, CA
former El Rey Theatre
Vallejo, CA
The Deville Theatre opened as the Clark Theatre in 1926. By 1941, it was renamed the Vacaville Theatre. After being closed for many years, it was renovated in 2013. This facade and signs are from then. The theatre reopened in 2014 as the Deville Theatre. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Empress Theatre was built in 1911. It has gone by many names such as the Republic, the Vallejo, the Senator, and the Crest Theatre. It was renamed the Empress Theatre in 1978. It closed around 1989. After an extensive renovation, the theatre reopened in 2007. It is now used mainly as a live performance venue with some movie screenings. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The El Rey Theatre opened in 1949. It became the Cine 21 in the late 1960s. It was renamed the Cine 3 around 1980. The theatre closed around 1989. The building now houses the Revival Center Ministries. For more, see this website. [map]

Fox Theatre
Venice, CA
Mayfair Theatre
Ventura, CA
(now Port Hueneme, CA)
The Fox Theatre in Venice opened in 1951. It became a movie revival house in the early 1970s. The theatre closed in 1988. The building has been gutted and now houses an indoor swap meet. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Mayfair Theatre was designed by S. Charles Lee and built in 1940. In later years, it was known as the Pussycat Theatre. The theatre was demolished in 2004 after damage from a fire. This marquee sign was saved and was stored in a vacant lot for many years. This photo is from 2012. In 2013, the sign was removed for restoration. In 2016, it was restored and installed inside the Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme, CA. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Ventura Theatre
Ventura, CA
The Ventura Theatre opened in 1928. It is now a live performance venue. The name is now the Majestic Ventura Theatre. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Fox Theatre
Visalia, CA
The Fox Theatre opened in 1930 and closed in 1996. The theatre was restored and reopened soon after that. In 1999, it became a live performance venue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Whittier Village Cinemas
Whittier, CA
Noyo Theatre
Willits, CA
The Whittier Village Cinemas opened around 1932 as the Wardman Theatre. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Noyo Theatre opened in 1939 and is still operating. It was restored in 1996. For more, see this website. [map]

State Theatre
Woodland, CA
Broadway Theatre
Yreka, CA
The State Theatre was built in 1936. It closed in 2010. In 2015, when this photo was taken, the theatre was being renovated. It was still being renovated in 2016. It is expected to reopen as a multiplex. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Broadway Theatre opened in 1930. The building was originally a Moorish design. It was remodeled in the Art Deco style in the 1930s. The theatre became the Broadway Twin in 1980. It has been closed since 2012. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Sutter Theatre
Yuba City, CA
2008: 2015:
The Sutter Theatre opened in 1950. It closed in 2006 because of safety violations. In 2011, the marquee was refurbished and interior restoration began. The theatre will eventually reopen as a performing arts center. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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