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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Golden State Theatre

 
 
Golden State Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
1. Golden State Theatre Marker
Inscription.
Built in 1926 and designed by Reid Brothers, architects of many California landmarks, this theatre was the first to show sound movies on the Monterey Peninsula.

Old Monterey Hotel * Across Street
Casa Sanchez * Across Street
See map on reverse * www.historicmonterey.org
 
Location. 36° 35.973′ N, 121° 53.665′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on 417 Alvarado Street north of Bonifacio Place, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Casa Sanchez (a few steps from this marker); Site of Casa Bonifacio (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodriguez – Osio Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); The Estrada Adobe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Casa Serrano (about 500 feet away); Merritt House (about 600 feet away); Home of Juan Bautista Alvarado (about 700 feet away); 19th Century Sailing Ship's Anchor (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Monterey.
 
Also see . . .  History of the theater - Golden State Theatre. When it opened on August 6, 1926, the Golden
Golden State Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
2. Golden State Theatre Marker
This rear view of the marker displays the map mentioned on the reverse side.
State Theatre was the last word in movie presentation, and it wasn’t a recorded word, as movies with sound were still over the horizon. Seating 1600 people, it was the largest theatre between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and could hold 25% of Monterey’s population.
(Submitted on February 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Golden State Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
3. Golden State Theatre
The Rear of the Golden State Theatre on Tyler Street image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
4. The Rear of the Golden State Theatre on Tyler Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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