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Ventura in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ventura Theatre

 
 
Ventura Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2019
1. Ventura Theatre Marker
Inscription.  Ventura joined the "movie palace era” of Hollywood with the grand opening of the Ventura Theatre on August 16, 1928. This lavishly decorated Mediterranean style theatre cost $400,000 to build, and created much excitement in our oil boom town of 11,000 people. Of particular interest are the ceiling and the original chandeliers. The first program included an organ solo, vaudeville acts and screening of the film "Excess Baggage."
 
Erected by San Buenaventura Historical Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 24.)
 
Location. 34° 16.814′ N, 119° 17.488′ W. Marker is in Ventura, California, in Ventura County. Marker is on South Chestnut Street south of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 South Chestnut Street, Ventura CA 93001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Groene Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Rose (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Erle Stanley Gardner’s Law Office (about
Ventura Theatre and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2019
2. Ventura Theatre and Marker
The marker is visible here on the right of the picture, with a gentleman standing in front, reading it.
500 feet away); Dr. Cunane House (about 600 feet away); Dacy Fazio House (about 700 feet away); Bard Hospital (about 800 feet away); 632 E. Thompson Boulevard (about 800 feet away); The Arnold House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ventura.
 
Also see . . .  Ventura Theatre (Wikipedia). "Ventura Theatre (also known as Majestic Ventura Theatre) is a historic live concert venue in downtown Ventura, California. This was the only luxury theatre built in Ventura County in the 1920s in the "style of the great movie palaces." The lavish, elegant interior of gilt and opulence was originally designed by Robert E. Power Studios of San Francisco and has been restored. The theatre with a capacity of 1,150 and a flanking office building were designed by architect L. A. Smith in the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture that was favored by architects of motion picture theaters during the 1920s." (Submitted on March 18, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Ventura Theatre Marquee - "Peace Through Music" image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2019
3. Ventura Theatre Marquee - "Peace Through Music"
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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