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Alameda Theatre

Photo from the Scott Neff collection.
2317 Central Ave
Alameda CA
(510) 769-3456

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Record #10278  
 Opened: 1932
Capacity: 2168 seats
Architect(s): Timothy L Pflueger
Architectural Style(s):
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Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Nasser Bros Theatres, Lippert Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Scott Neff.

The Alameda Theatre closed as a three-screen theater in 1983. The gigantic theatre had three levels. The main theater still had use of the original mezzanine and the front of the third level balconies. At the rear of the balcony level, the last operator closed off the area and made two small screening rooms (opening on March 12, 1975). The main auditorium floor has been leveled out by using an elaborate set of risers so that the original sloped floor still exists underneath. The lower portion of all the decorative columns and molding was covered up from the building's use as a roller rink in the 1970s. After the closure in 1983, the building was used as a youth gymnastics center. The mezzanine and balcony access was closed off with a chain link fence to prevent access to possibly unsafe areas. The upper levels had also been closed off with plastic sheeting to keep temperatures moderate in the usable portion of the building.

The original theatre was restored and re-opened in 2008 with the addition of seven screens.

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August 2013 photos from the Scott Neff collection.

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July 2011 photos from the Scott Neff collection.

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August 2008 photos from the Scott Neff collection.

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2002 photos from the Scott Neff collection.

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Last featured 7/3/2004. Last edited 8/22/2011.

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