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Crest Theater


2002 Photo from the Denise Charlton collection.
1013 K St
Sacramento CA 95814
(916) 376-3356

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Record #2752  
 Opened: January 19, 1913
Capacity: 975 seats
Architect(s):
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Hippodrome, Empress
 Previously operated by: Loews Theatre, National General Theatres, Mann Theatres, Morgan Theatres

The 2,000-seat Empress was built in 1912 for $150,000, and opened on January 19, 1913. Loews took over operation in 1918 and renamed the theater the Hippodrome. At one point, the Hipp's marquee collapsed, killing one and injuring several others. The theater closed in 1946, but was reopened three years later with the name Crest.

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June 2007 photos from the Adam Martin collection.


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September 2002 photos from the Denise Charlton collection.


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August 2002 photos from the Adam Martin collection.


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Last featured 10/21/2002. Last edited 2/3/2020.


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