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Pleasant Hill in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

CinéArts Theatre

 
 
CinéArts Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 24, 2018
1. CinéArts Theatre Marker
Inscription.  Over 900 people attended a champagne gala to celebrate the opening of the first theatre in the young city of Pleasant Hill. The first movie shown that night of February 21, 1967 was "Dr. Zhivago". Originally built for Century Theatres, the star-topped, futuristic dome building was designed by Vincent G. Raney for Syufy Enterprises. Later operating as the CineArts Theatre, "the Dome" provided many years of movie enjoyment and memories until its final showing on April 21, 2013.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical date for this entry is February 21, 1967.
 
Location. 37° 56.553′ N, 122° 3.498′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Hill, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Monument Boulevard west of Buskirk Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2314 Monument Boulvard, Pleasant Hill CA 94523, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Contra Costa County World War I Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hookston Station Historic Exibit (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rodgers Ranch
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); Tank House ★ Worker's Cabin ★ Oven (approx. 2.4 miles away); Keller House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Shadelands Ranch House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Ivey House (approx. 2½ miles away); Francisco Galindo Home (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Hill.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the northwest corner (i.e. freeway side) of Dick's Sporting Goods.
 
Also see . . .  Pleasant Hill's movie dome destroyed (SFGate, May 18, 2013). (Submitted on February 24, 2018.)
 
CinéArts Theatre Marker - wide view, with western entrance to Dick's in the background. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 24, 2018
2. CinéArts Theatre Marker - wide view, with western entrance to Dick's in the background.
CinéArts Theatre Marker : Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 24, 2018
3. CinéArts Theatre Marker : Detail
The "Dome" is no longer extant, having been torn down and replaced by retail stores.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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