California Historic Theatres

  • All theatres listed in CAPS, with website links and/or in bold purple type are active LHAT members.
  • Theatres are sorted alphabetically by city/town, then by theatre name.

Angels Camp

Angels Theatre
Built: 1936   Seats: 400

Arcata

Arcata Theatre
Built: 1937   Seats: 750

Minor Theatre
Built: 1914   Seats: 525

Auburn

State Theatre
Built: 1930   Seats: 1,000

Avalon

Avalon Casino Theatre
Built: 1929   Seats: 1,184

Bakersfield

Majestic Fox Theater
Built: 1930   Seats: 1,500

Benicia

Majestic Theatre
Built: 1920   Seats: -

Berkeley

Berkeley Community Center
Built: 1948   Seats: 3,491

Julia Morgan Theatre
Built: 1908   Seats: 440

Cerrito Theatre
Built: 1937   Seats: -

Beverly Hills

Saban Theatre
Built: 1930   Seats: 1,910

Canoga Park

Reseda Theatre
Built: 1948   Seats: 900

Carlsbad

Carlsbad Village Theatre
Built: 1927   Seats: 300

Carmel

Golden Bough Theatre
Built: 1951   Seats: 330

Sunset Center
Built: 1931   Seats: 700

Chico

Senator Theatre
Built: 1927   Seats: 1,000

Columbia

Fallon Theatre
Built: 1886   Seats: 250

Corning

Rodgers Theatre
Built: 1928   Seats: 597

Coronado

Village Theater
Built: 1949   Seats: 600

Death Valley Junction

Amargosa Opera House
Built: 1923   Seats: 200

Dinuba

Strand Theatre
Built: ?   Seats: -

Dunsmuir

California Theatre
Built: 1926   Seats: 800

Encinitas

LA PALOMA THEATRE
Built: 1928   Seats: 800

Eureka

Arkley Center for the Performing Arts
Built: 1920   Seats: 1,100

EUREKA CONCERT & FILM CENTER / EUREKA THEATER
Built: 1939   Seats: 800

Ingomar Theater and Opera House
Built: 1892   Seats: 537

Fallbrook

MISSION THEATRE
Built: 1946   Seats: 300

Fontana

Fontana Theatre
Built: 1937   Seats: -

Fremont

Center Theater
Built: 1946   Seats: 600

Fresno

Fresno Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Built: 1935   Seats: 500

Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
Built: 1939   Seats: 763

WARNOR'S CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Built: 1926   Seats: 2,100

Fullerton

Fox Fullerton Theatre
Built: 1925   Seats: 900

Gilroy

Strand Theatre
Built: 1921   Seats: 900

Glendale

ALEX THEATRE
Built: 1925   Seats: 1,381

Hemet

Hemet Theatre
Built: 1921   Seats: 400

Hollywood

Egyptian Theatre
Built: 1922   Seats: 616

PANTAGES THEATRE
Built: 1930   Seats: 2,703

Lafayette

Town Hall Theatre
Built: 1914   Seats: 189

Larkspur

Lark Theater
Built: 1936   Seats: 246

Livermore

Vine Cinema
Built: 1948   Seats: 800

Lompoc

LOMPOC THEATER
Built: 1927   Seats: -

Los Angeles

Cinema West
Built: 1943   Seats: 600

El Capitan Theatre
Built: 1926   Seats: 1,000

El Rey Theatre
Built: 1936   Seats: -

Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre
Built: 1926   Seats: 1,200

Hollywood Pacific Theatre
Built: 1926   Seats: 2,200

Los Angeles Theatre
Built: 1931   Seats: 2,000

ORPHEUM THEATRE
Built: 1926   Seats: 2,006

Palace Theatre
Built: 1911   Seats: 2,000

THE THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL / UNITED ARTISTS THEATER
Built: 1926   Seats: 1,600

Tower Theatre
Built: 1927   Seats: 906

WILSHIRE EBELL THEATRE
Built: 1927   Seats: 1,270

Wiltern LG Theater
Built: 1931   Seats: 2,300

Merced

MERCED THEATRE
Built: 1930   Seats: 1,500

Modesto

STATE THEATRE
Built: 1934   Seats: 571

Monterey

Golden State Theatre
Built: 1926   Seats: 1,300

Morro Bay

Bay Theatre
Built: 1942   Seats: 440

Napa

Napa Valley Opera House
Built: 1879   Seats: 488

Uptown Theatre
Built: 1937   Seats: 863

National City

Granger Hall
Built: 1898   Seats: 200

Needles

Needles Theatre
Built: 1929   Seats: 700

Nevada City

Nevada Theatre
Built: 1865   Seats: 368

Newport Beach

Balboa Theatre
Built: 1927   Seats: 1,339

Novato

Novato Theatre
Built: 1946   Seats: 420

Oakland

Fox Oakland Theater
Built: 1928   Seats: 3,040

Grand Lake Theatre
Built: 1926   Seats: 2,177

PARAMOUNT THEATRE OF THE ARTS
Built: 1931   Seats: 2,992

Ocean Beach

Strand Theatre
Built: 1917   Seats: 770

Orinda

Orinda Theatre
Built: 1931   Seats: 834

Oroville

Oroville State Theatre
Built: 1928   Seats: 600

Palm Springs

Plaza Theater
Built: 1936   Seats: -

Palo Alto

Stanford Theatre
Built: 1925   Seats: 1,175

Varsity Theatre
Built: 1927   Seats: 975

Pasadena

Pasadena Playhouse
Built: 1925   Seats: 688

Raymond Theatre
Built: 1919   Seats: 2,000

Pittsburg

California Theatre
Built: 1920   Seats: 1,150

Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill CineArts Dome Theater
Built: 1967   Seats: -

Arena Theatre
Built: 1926   Seats: 200

Pomona

Pomona Fox Theatre
Built: 1930   Seats: 1,700

Quincy

Town Hall Theatre
Built: 1936   Seats: 287

Red Bluff

State Theatre
Built: 1946   Seats: 750

Redding

CASCADE THEATRE
Built: 1935   Seats: 1,006

Redwood City

Sequoia Fox Theater
Built: 1929   Seats: 800

Riverside

FOX RIVERSIDE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Built: 1929   Seats: 1,642

Roseville

Magic Circle Theatre
Built: 1926   Seats: 584

Tower Theatre
Built: 1940   Seats: 270

Sacramento

Crest Theatre
Built: 1913   Seats: 975

Eagle Theatre
Built: 1849   Seats: 150

Sutter Creek Theatre
Built: 1919   Seats: 220

St. Helena

Cameo Cinema
Built: 1915   Seats: 140

Salinas

Fox California Theatre
Built: 1921   Seats: 1,095

San Bernardino

California Theatre for the Performing Arts
Built: 1928   Seats: 1,900

San Clemente

San Clemente Theatre
Built: 1938   Seats: -

San Diego

BALBOA THEATRE
Built: 1924   Seats: 1,339

San Diego Symphony Hall/Fox Theatre
Built: 1929   Seats: 2,252

SPRECKELS THEATRE
Built: 1912   Seats: 1,450

Stephen & Mary Birch North Park Theatre
Built: 1928   Seats: 730

San Francisco

Bayview Opera House
Built: 1888   Seats: 300

Castro Theatre
Built: 1922   Seats: 1,600

Curran Theatre
Built: 1922   Seats: -

Fox Movie House
Built: 1922   Seats: 400

Geary Theatre
Built: 1910   Seats: 1,040

Golden Gate Theatre
Built:    Seats: 2,400

Herbst Theater
Built: 1932    Seats: 915

NOURSE THEATER
Built: 1927    Seats: 1,680

Orpheum Theatre
Built: 1926   Seats: -

Presidio Theatre
Built: 1949   Seats: 891

Victoria Theatre
Built: 1908   Seats: 500

War Memorial Opera House
Built: 1932   Seats: 3,146

Warfield Theatre
Built: 1922   Seats: -

San Jose

Fox California Theatre
Built: 1927   Seats: 1,146

San Lorenzo

Lorenzo Theater
Built: 1947   Seats: 900

San Luis Obispo

Fremont Theatre
Built: 1942   Seats: 1,100

San Pedro

Warner Grand Theatre
Built: 1931   Seats: 1,500

Santa Barbara

Arlington Theatre
Built: 1930   Seats: 1,900

Santa Barbara

The Granada
Built: 1924   Seats: 1,550

Victoria Hall Theater
Built: 1921   Seats: 290

Santa Cruz

Del Mar Theatre
Built: 1936   Seats: 800

Seal Beach

Bay Theatre
Built: 1947   Seats: 400

Sonoma

Sebastiani Theatre
Built: 1933   Seats: 323

Sonora Opera Hall
Built: 1885   Seats: 255

South Pasadena

RIALTO THEATRE
Built: 1925   Seats: 1,200

Stockton

Fox California Theatre (Bob Hope Theatre)
Built: 1929   Seats: 2,046

Thousand Oaks

Ventura Theatre
Built: 1928   Seats: 1,200

Vallejo

Empress Theatre
Built: 1911   Seats: 475

Visalia

Visalia Fox Theatre
Built: 1929   Seats: 1,285

Watsonville

Fox Theatre
Built: 1923   Seats: 1,128

Weaverville

Trinity Theatre
Built: 1939   Seats: 200

Woodland

STATE THEATRE
Built: 1937   Seats: 999

Woodland Opera House
Built: 1895   Seats: 500

Yuba City

Tower Theatre
Built: 1922   Seats: 300




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