California Movie Theatres (page 14)

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Teatro Los Pinos [gone]
South Gate, CA
The Teatro Los Pinos was designed by S. Charles Lee. It was built in 1937 and originally known as the Vogue Theatre. The theatre was last used for live Spanish comedy shows and films. The building was demolished in 2018. For more, see this website.

Allen Theatre
South Gate, CA
The Allen Theatre opened in 1924 as the Garden Theatre. It was remodeled in 1936 to its current look. In 2004, the ticket booth was removed and it became a live music venue. The building has been vacant since 2007. For more, see this website. [map]

Rialto Theatre
South Pasadena, CA


The Rialto Theatre opened as a vaudeville and movie venue in 1925. In 1977, the theatre was nearly demolished for a parking lot. The Rialto closed in 2007. The sign and facade were restored in 2020. The building now houses a church. For more, see this website. [map]

Century Plaza Theatre [gone]
South San Francisco, CA
The Century Plaza Theatre opened in 1985. It had eight screens at that point. The building featured four large domes, one at each corner. In 1996, two more screens were added. The theatre had been closed since 2008. It was demolished in 2021. For more, see this website.

Stockton Empire Theatre
Stockton, CA
The Stockton Empire Theatre opened in 1945 as the Stockton Theatre. In recent years, the theatre hosted live performances and private events. In 2021, the building suffered a devastating fire and the roof collapsed. It's not known if the building can be saved. In 2023, the sign was found to be unsafe and put in storage. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Bob Hope Theatre
Stockton, CA
The Bob Hope Theatre was built in 1930 as the Fox California Theatre. It closed in 1973. Restoration work began in 2000. In 2004, the theatre was renamed after comedian Bob Hope. It is now a performing arts venue and features arts education. For more, see this website. [map]

former Studio City Theatre
Studio City, CA
Sierra Theatre
Susanville, CA
The Studio City Theatre was built in 1938 and closed in 1991. The building now houses a Bookstar book store. For more, see this website. [map]

The Sierra Theatre opened in 1935 and is still operating. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Sutter Creek Theatre
Sutter Creek, CA
The Sutter Creek Theatre was built in 1919 as the Ratto Theatre which featured silent films. In 1941, it was renamed the Sutter Theatre. It now offers film and live performances. For more, see this website. [map]

Fox Theatre
Taft, CA
The Fox Theatre opened around 1925 as the West Coast Hippodrome Theatre. By 1952, it had been renamed Fox Theatre. There was a ticket booth originally. The theatre features films, live performances, and other events. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

BeeKay Theatre
Tehachapi, CA
The BeeKay Theatre was built in 1932 and closed in the late 1970s. The marquee was removed and the theatre then burned down in 1997. The building and sign were recreated and it reopened as a community theatre in 2008. For more, see this website. [map]

Grand Theatre
Tracy, CA
The Grand Theatre was built in 1923. This tower and marquee were installed in 1939. It has been a performing arts center since 2007. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Ukiah Theatre
Ukiah, CA
The Ukiah Theatre was built in 1948. In the late 1960s or early 1970s, the auditorium was split in half. By 2000, the theatre was divided again for a total of six screens. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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