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California Movie Theatres (page 9)

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Novato Theatre
Novato, CA
2008: 2016:
The Novato Theatre was built in 1948 and closed in 1991. In 2010, the City sold the theatre to a non-profit group which intends to reopen the theatre as a film and performing arts venue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Grand Lake Theatre
Oakland, CA
The Grand Lake Theatre was built in 1926 as a vaudeville and silent movie house. It was renovated in 1980. The theatre remains in operation as a movie house. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Fairfax Theatre
Oakland, CA
Parkway Theatre
Oakland, CA
Oakland Fox Theatre
Oakland, CA
The Fairfax Theatre was built in 1926. It closed in 1972 and the building now houses a church. For more, see this website. [map]

The Parkway Theatre opened in the 1920s. It closed in 2009. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Oakland Fox Theatre opened in 1928 and closed in 1984. The marquee sign was restored in 2001 and the restoration of the interior is in progress. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. [map]

Paramount Theatre
Oakland, CA
The Paramount Theatre opened in 1931 and closed in 1970. It was restored and reopened in 1973. The theatre is now used mostly for live performances. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. [map]

Star Theatre
Oceanside, CA
The Star Theatre opened in 1956. In the late 1980s, it became an adult movie house. In 1989, the Star resumed showing regular movies again. In 2000, the theatre was converted into a live performance venue. The marquee and stars are lit when events are going on. The neon is animated. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

River Theatre
Oildale, CA
The River Theatre was built in 1939. It closed in 1968. From 1968-1992, Buck Owens used the building as a recording studio. Under different owners, it continued to be used as a recording studio until 2008. The building appeared to be vacant when these photos were taken in 2012. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Granada Theatre
Ontario, CA
Cove Theatre
Orange Cove, CA
The Granada Theatre was built in 1925. It has been closed for many years. The building is now leased for special events. For more, see this website. [map]

The Cove Theatre opened in 1946. The building now houses a church. For more, see this website. [map]

Orinda Theatre
Orinda, CA
The Orinda Theatre opened in 1941. It was nearly demolished in 1984 but reopened in 1989. It is still operating as a movie theatre. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. [map]

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