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

California Theatre

 
 
California Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 6, 2020
1. California Theatre Marker
Inscription.  Since opening its doors on May 4, 1920, this theatre has been a cornerstone to the New York Landing Historic District in Old Town Pittsburg. Like many Bay Area theaters of the 1920's, the California Theatre was designed by A.W. Cornelius in a classic revival style and built by the Enea Brothers for $200,000. The California Theatre quickly became a landmark for Pittsburg, showing the best in Hollywood films and vaudeville acts in the Bay area. Setting the stage for the SF Orpheum, Oakland Fox and SF Curran. The theatre was later modernized to incorporate many of the Art Deco features present today. The California Theatre showed its last film in February 1954.
 
Erected by Pittsburg Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1954.
 
Location. 38° 1.971′ N, 121° 53′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue near East 3rd Street
California Theatre and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 6, 2020
2. California Theatre and Marker
The marker is to the left of the ticket booth.
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, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 351 Railroad Avenue, Pittsburg CA 94565, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bank of America (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Relocation of Italians in America During World II (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “The Steelworker in Pittsburg” (about 300 feet away); Bristol Bay Sail Gill Netter (about 400 feet away); Black Diamond (about 500 feet away); Pittsburg Post Dispatch Building (about 500 feet away); Old Antioch's Railroads (approx. 3.3 miles away); Riverview Union High School (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburg.
 
California Theatre image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 6, 2020
3. California Theatre
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Jun. 25, 2022