Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Roe.
This cinema was built in 1928 to replace a wooden structure that housed a silent movie theatre on the site. The El Rancho was the only "talking movie" theatre in the east end of Ventura County. It closed as a movie house in the 1950s to become used as activities such as school and community productions, a Spanish theatre and a junk shop. It re-opened as a live theatre in 1982.
January 2010 photos from the Adam Martin collection.
2003 photos from the Ken Roe collection.
The content of this website is a research work in progress and is being provided to the public for informational purposes only. As such, articles may contain errors, bias, duplication, or need to be cleaned up. Some documents, images and logos contained in these documents belong to various organizations and corporations. Their inclusion here is for the benefit of the reader and for the benefit of the particular organization, but they are, in fact, the copyrighted property of those organizations. Their presence here does not imply any endorsement of CinemaTour by those organizations. CinemaTour is not affiliated with any cinema or circuit.
© 1995-2018 Vision Entertainment Services. All rights reserved.
www.cinematour.com :: 0.56 MB :: 5.81 MB