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

El Rey Theatre

1641 N. Main St.

 

1937

 
El Rey Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. El Rey Theatre Marker
Inscription. The plush El Rey Theatre was Walnut Creek's second movie house and a popular venue for nearly 50 years. The El Rey showed films ranging from Shirley Temple's "Wee Willie Winkie" to the cult classic "Rocky Horror Picture Show." An office building stands here today.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 166.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 54.071′ N, 122° 3.704′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on North Main Street near Civic Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1655 North Main Street, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reinharts's Building & Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall 1981 (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building
El Rey Theatre Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. El Rey Theatre Marker (detail)
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Women's Club of Walnut Creek Clubhouse (about 300 feet away); Leech House & Medical Clinic (about 300 feet away); War Veterans of Walnut Creek Viet Nam Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
El Rey Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. El Rey Theatre Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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