Theatres

 

Theatres are arranged alphabetically by City,Region / State. Due to the amount of theatre photographs,using Search allows you to locate by City, State or Name instead of going thru the entire collection. 

Where have all the marquees gone?  During the 1930s and the 1940s every big and little town had its theatre.  Theatre marquees spelled out excitement and glamour.  They were symbolic of plush interiors, places where one could escape into a world of illusion for a few hours.  This was entertainment for the whole family.  Then along came television and more than three thousand theatres closed.  Thoses that closed were mostly small storefront houses with less than five hundred seating capacity.  Large theatres fought back with cinemascope and air conditioning.  In the next two decades freeways, malls, and the decline of downtowns closed thousands more.  Then the final blow came with the development of cable and VCR.  (Read more...)

 

CA1693
CA1693 Theaters - CA1693: Rex 1943 Madera - Madera, California More Info
5/31/2008
3856
CA1694
CA1694 Theaters - CA1694: Cove Cinema Dec 1982 Manhattan Beach - Manhattan Beach, California More Info
5/31/2008
3857
CA1695
CA1695 Theaters - CA1695: El Rey Sept 1942 Manteca - Manteca, California More Info
5/31/2008
3858
CA1696
CA1696 Theaters - CA1696: State 1942 Martinez - Martinez, California More Info
5/31/2008
3859
CA1699
CA1699 Theaters - CA1699: State March 1986 Marysville - Marysville, California More Info
5/31/2008
3862
CA1700
CA1700 Theaters - CA1700: State March 1986 Marysville - Marysville, California More Info
5/31/2008
3863
CA1701
CA1701 Theaters - CA1701: State March 1986 Marysville - Marysville, California More Info
5/31/2008
3864
CA1703
CA1703 Theaters - CA1703: Tower March 1986 Marysville - Marysville, California More Info
5/31/2008
3866
CA1704
CA1704 Theaters - CA1704: Tower March 1986 Marysville - Marysville, California More Info
5/31/2008
3867
CA1707
CA1707 Theaters - CA1707: Guild March 1986 Menlo Park - Menlo Park, California More Info
5/31/2008
3870
CA1711
CA1711 Theaters - CA1711: Park March 1986 Menlo Park - Menlo Park, California More Info
5/31/2008
3874
CA1712
CA1712 Theaters - CA1712: Park March 1986 Menlo Park - Menlo Park, California More Info
5/31/2008
3875
CA1717
CA1717 Theaters - CA1717: Merced May 1981 Merced - Merced, California More Info
5/31/2008
3880
CA1721
CA1721 Theaters - CA1721: Merced Dec 1982 Merced - Merced, California More Info
5/31/2008
3884
CA1723
CA1723 Theaters - CA1723: Strand 1942 Merced - Merced, California More Info
5/31/2008
3886
CA1725
CA1725 Theaters - CA1725: UA Cinema April 1981 Merced - Merced, California More Info
5/31/2008
3888
CA1730
CA1730 Theaters - CA1730: Millbrae March 1986 Millbrae - Millbrae, California More Info
5/31/2008
3893
CA1731
CA1731 Theaters - CA1731: Millbrae March 1986 Millbrae - Millbrae, California More Info
5/31/2008
3894
CA1734
CA1734 Theaters - CA1734: Sequoia Sept 1980 Mill Valley - Mill Valley, California More Info
5/31/2008
3897
CA1738
CA1738 Theaters - CA1738: Mexico April 1981 Modesto - Modesto, California More Info
5/31/2008
3901
CA1740
CA1740 Theaters - CA1740: Strand April 1981 Modesto - Modesto, California More Info
5/31/2008
3903
CA1742
CA1742 Theaters - CA1742: Oasis Jan 1983 Mojave - Mojave, California More Info
5/31/2008
3905
CA1743
CA1743 Theaters - CA1743: Garmar April 1983 Montebello - Montebello, California More Info
5/31/2008
3906
CA1745
CA1745 Theaters - CA1745: Dream March 1984 Monterrey - Monterrey, California More Info
5/31/2008
3908
CA1747
CA1747 Theaters - CA1747: Monterey Jan 1983 Monterey Park - Monterey Park, California More Info
5/31/2008
3910
CA1748
CA1748 Theaters - CA1748: Monterey Jan 1983 Monterey Park - Monterey Park, California More Info
5/31/2008
3911
CA1749
CA1749 Theaters - CA1749: Rio & State 1943 Monterey - Monterrey, California More Info
5/31/2008
3912
CA1750
CA1750 Theaters - CA1750: State 1943 Monterey - Monterrey, California More Info
5/31/2008
3913
CA1753
CA1753 Theaters - CA1753: Rio Jan 1987 Monte Rio - Monte Rio, California More Info
5/31/2008
3916
CA1754
CA1754 Theaters - CA1754: Rio Jan 1987 Monte Rio - Monte Rio, California More Info
5/31/2008
3917
CA1755
CA1755 Theaters - CA1755: Montrose April 1982 Montrose - Montrose - CA, California More Info
5/31/2008
3918
CA1756
CA1756 Theaters - CA1756: Moorpark June 1984 Moorpark - Moor Park, California More Info
5/31/2008
3919
CA1757
CA1757 Theaters - CA1757: Granada April 1985 Morgan Hill - Morgan Hill, California More Info
5/31/2008
3920
CA1759
CA1759 Theaters - CA1759: Bay July 1983 Morro Bay - Morro Bay, California More Info
5/31/2008
3922
CA1760
CA1760 Theaters - CA1760: Mt. View April 1984 Mt. View - Mt. View, California More Info
5/31/2008
3923
CA1761
CA1761 Theaters - CA1761: Mt. View March 1986 Mt. View - Mt. View, California More Info
5/31/2008
3924
CA1762
CA1762 Theaters - CA1762: Mt. View March 1986 Mt. View - Mt. View, California More Info
5/31/2008
3925
CA1763
CA1763 Theaters - CA1763: Uptown 1941 Napa - Napa, California More Info
5/31/2008
3926
CA1764
CA1764 Theaters - CA1764: Fox 1941 Napa - Napa, California More Info
5/31/2008
3927
CA1765
CA1765 Theaters - CA1765: Uptown Aug 1985 Napa - Napa, California More Info
5/31/2008
3928
CA1768
CA1768 Theaters - CA1768: Bay Jan 1983 National City - National City, California More Info
5/31/2008
3931
CA1769
CA1769 Theaters - CA1769: Pussycat Jan 1983 Natonal City National - National City, California More Info
5/31/2008
3932
CA1770
CA1770 Theaters - CA1770: Needles Feb 1986 Needles - Needles, California More Info
5/31/2008
3933
CA1771
CA1771 Theaters - CA1771: Nevada Dec 1982 Nevada - Nevada City, California More Info
5/31/2008
3934
CA1772
CA1772 Theaters - CA1772: Lido April 1982 Newport Beach - Newport Beach, California More Info
5/31/2008
3935
CA1773
CA1773 Theaters - CA1773: Lido July 1983 Newsport Beach - Nevada City, California More Info
5/31/2008
3936
CA1774
CA1774 Theaters - CA1774: Lido July 1983 Newport Beach - Newport Beach, California More Info
5/31/2008
3937
CA1775
CA1775 Theaters - CA1775: Surf July 1983 Newport Beach - Newport Beach, California More Info
5/31/2008
3938
CA1776
CA1776 Theaters - CA1776: El Portal May 1982 N. Hollywood - N. Hollywood, California More Info
5/31/2008
3939
CA1777
CA1777 Theaters - CA1777: El Portal Dec 1982 N. Hollywood - N. Hollywood, California More Info
5/31/2008
3940