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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ramona Theatre

N. Main at Cypress

 

1920

 
Ramona Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Ramona Theatre Marker
Inscription. The 400-seat Ramona, Walnut Creek's first cinema, opened in 1920 as a silent-movie house. The theater sat on Main Street, next to the Contra Costa Courier newspaper and where Cypress Street now connects to Broadway. It was owned by Theodore Berling, the town's first police chief.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 145.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.958′ N, 122° 3.63′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Cypress Street and North Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Cypress Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Main Street, 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); Valley Mercantile (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradley Bros. Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Walnut Creek Meat Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office
Ramona Theatre Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Ramona Theatre Marker (detail)
(within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawrence Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); Stow Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located next to the Original Mels restaurant. The address for the restaurant is 1396 North Main, but the marker is located on Cypress Street. br
This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Categories. CommunicationsEntertainment
 
Ramona Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Ramona Theatre Marker
The marker is on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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