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Sunshine Brooks Theatre

2004 Photo from the Adam Martin collection.
217 N Hill St
Oceanside CA

Live Theatre
Record #16646  
 Opened: 1936
Capacity: 198 seats
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Margo, Towne

Built in 1936 as the Margo with 659 seats, the theater ended up showing adult fare as the Towne before closing down and becoming a karate studio. The building was acquired by the city and was renovated in 2001 at a cost of $1.5 million.

The theater is named after Hattie "Sunshine" Brooks, who donated her majority interest in the building to the city.

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June 2004 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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April 2004 photos from the Ken Roe collection.

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Last featured 12/31/2004. Last edited 3/24/2010.

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