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    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • February 19, 1910
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • Exit View, inside the Village Theater

    • 1959
    • Shown here in circa 1959 is the rear section of the single-screen Village Theater at 2925 Fulton Avenue. California architect Gastono “Gale” Santocono designed the Village, one of fifteen movie theaters that he worked on in California,...
    • 804b
    • K Street, 912-1227

    • 1947
    • This view of K Street circa 1952 shows no traffic and a few pedestrians. The street is dominated by business signs, including the Esquire Theater (1219 K Street), Times Theater (1214 K Street), Funland Amusements (1220 K Street), Benatar's General...
    • 1433
    • Entry to the Alhambra Theater

    • 1947
    • The façade of the legendary Alhambra Theater at 1100 Alhambra Boulevard is captured in this 1947 photograph. The venue was designed to emulate the grandeur of Islam’s Alhambra, located in Granada, Spain. The movie house was accented with a...
    • 2280
    • The Diepenbrock Theater

    • 1913
    • This circa 1913 photograph shows the Diepenbrock Theater at 1203 J Street. The picture also shows signage atop the building which reads “Orpheum Shows Theater.” The Orpheum was the vaudeville-style company that provided much of the live...
    • 2288
    • Hippodrome Theater

    • 1942
    • This screenward shot of the Hippodrome Theater's interior was taken in circa 1942. The 1013 K Street venue had changed much since its opening in 1913, when it was known as the Empress. At that time, it provided vaudeville-style entertainment and a...
    • 535
    • Esquire Theater and Lovett Jewelers

    • 1947
    • Pictured on March 31, 1947, are the Esquire Theater and Stanley T. Lovett Jewelers at 1219 and 1217 K Street, respectively. Designed by noted theater architect William B. David of San Francisco, the Esquire opened at 5:00 pm on March 14, 1940, for...
    • 806
    • Fox Capitol Theater, 1942

    • 1942
    • Pictured in 1942 is the Fox Capitol Theater at 615 K Street. Its marquee advertises the premiere of "In Old California," starring John Wayne. The theater also promotes the purchase of war bonds with the phrase "Slap the Jap." In the foreground...
    • 807
    • Alhambra Theater Interior

    • 1930
    • Taken in 1930, this photograph reveals the interior of the Alhambra Theater, located at 1101 Alhambra Boulevard. The view is from the back of the theater looking down the center aisle at the stage. The theater opened in 1927 and was demolished in...
    • 758
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • November 20, 1909
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • February 12, 1910
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • Hippodrome Theater Interior

    • 1942
    • This circa 1942 photograph reveals a glowing interior of the Hippodrome Theater at 1013 K Street. Just four years later, on September 14, 1946, the marquee of the Hippodrome collapsed onto K Street, killing one person and injuring three. A...
    • 534
    • Fox Capitol Theater, 1940

    • 1940
    • This November 21, 1940, photograph shows the Fox Capitol Theater at 615 K Street, and its effort to promote "Northwest Mounted Police," starring Gary Cooper and Madeleine Carroll. Three men are dressed as Canadian mounted policemen, posing with a...
    • 690
    • Del Paso Theater, 1947

    • 1947
    • Taken on April 29, 1947, this photograph shows the exterior of the Del Paso Theater, located at 2122 Del Paso Boulevard in North Sacramento. Cars are parked beneath the marquee. The venue was built in 1926 for 125,000 dollars, complete with a...
    • 756
    • El Rey Theater Fire

    • 1941
    • Looking west, from the top of the Ramona Hotel, this February 21, 1941, photograph shows the frenetic aftermath of a fire at the El Rey Hotel at 519 J Street. The fire started in one of the theater’s balconies and was likely the result of...
    • 660
    • L Street, 320-328

    • 1961
    • This photograph shows the Alameda Theater (328 L Street), Hong Kong Cafe (320 L Street), and Mrs. Mary Dulay, Notary Public (326 L Street). It was taken in 1961 which was the theater's last year of operation. The Alameda was originally the Nippon...
    • 686
    • Esquire Theater - 44 Esquire 2000

    • 2000
    • This circa 200 postcard provides two renderings of the Esquire Theater, located at 1211 K street: One, with its early-1940s origins, and two, after its rehabilitation in 2000. The new theater, opening in 1999, proved a far cry from its 1940...
    • BBSAC813
    • Alhambra Theater Interior

    • 1930
    • An interior photograph of the Alhambra Theater, located at 1101 Alhambra Boulevard, with a view across the seats.
    • 788
    • Colonial Theater:  Interior

    • 1943
    • This February 1943 photograph, as taken from the stage, shows the auditorium and projection area of the Colonial Theater at 3522 Stockton Boulevard. The 850-seat, 10-employee venue opened in June 1940 and was fitted with an air cooling system and...
    • 1021
    • Fox Senator Theater

    • 1953
    • Pictured in 1953 is the Senator Theater at 912 K Street. The main attraction is How to Marry a Millionaire, starring Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall. Set within what had been Turner Hall, the theater was designed by architect...
    • 801

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