Opened: April 22, 1927
Capacity: 2200 seats
Architect(s): John Paxton Perrine
Architectural Style(s): Spanish Colonial
Current Organ: none
Also Known As: New California
Previously operated by: National General Theatres
Information for this tour was contributed by David E. Young.
The theater was closed in 1991.
Its seating capacity was changed from 2200 to 1750 in 1964 during a lobby expansion.
The architect was John Paxton Perrine. He also designed several other cinemas and theatres for West Coast Cinemas and Fox Theatres, incouding co-designing the San Francisco Fox. He went on to design commercial buildings and ocean ports, and eventually the Oakland Airport runways, which are still in use today. He invented the California Earthquake Code in building, and all of his designs have survived every earthquake.
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May 2004 photos from the Ken Roe collection.
April 2004 photos from the Adam Martin collection.
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