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Carlsbad in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Carlsbad Theatre

 
 
The Carlsbad Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 15, 2017
1. The Carlsbad Theatre Marker
Inscription. The Carlsbad Theatre had its grand opening on February 8, 1927 with the showing of the film "It" starring Clara Bow. Mr. A.J. Clark, the developer and manager, hosted the ceremonies. The Theatre featured a full stage, fly gallery, orchestra pit, pipe organ, and flyable movie screen. The original cost was $40,000. In 1939 it was renamed the Iris Theatre and in 1943 it was known as the Sylvia Theatre. The Samuels family owned and operated the Theatre from 1946 to 1961, known then as the Carlsbad Theatre. The Donald C. Dunham family purchased the Theatre in 1961 and showed movies until the late 80's. Renovated in 1999, the Carlsbad Village Theatre serves the community as a multipurpose entertainment venue for live stage and music performances, group meetings and large cinema screen presentations.
 
Erected by Carlsbad Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 33° 9.68′ N, 117° 21.003′ W. Marker is in Carlsbad, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on State Street near Grand Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2822 State Street, Carlsbad CA 92008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carlsbad Santa Fe Depot
The Carlsbad Theatre and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 15, 2017
2. The Carlsbad Theatre and Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capt. John A. Frazier (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Michael's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carlsbad by the Sea Retirement Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); Twin Inns (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Magee House (approx. mile away); Agua Hedionda Lagoon (approx. 2.9 miles away); Welcome to Agua Hedionda (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlsbad.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Bow's Got IT image. Click for full size.
By Contemporary Poster, circa 1927
3. Bow's Got IT
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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