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

Cerrito Theater

 
 
Cerrito Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
1. Cerrito Theater Marker
Caption: 1937 Berkeley Gazette Advertisement for the Cerrito Theater Grand Opening.
Inscription.
The Cerrito Theater opened Christmas Day, 1937. Architect William B. Davis included Art Deco elements and fanciful murals in the theater. The theater closed in 1966 and was restored forty years later by the El Cerrito Redevelopment Agency.

 
Erected by City of El Cerrito.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Pablo Avenue Historical-Cultural Pavers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 54.125′ N, 122° 18.185′ W. Marker is in El Cerrito, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Central Avenue, on the right when traveling north on San Pablo Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10083 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito CA 94530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 'IT' Club (within shouting distance of this marker); The Six Bells & Cerro Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Pioneer American Settler William Rust's Blacksmith Shop (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Cerrito's First Mayor (about 500 feet away); Rust
Cerrito Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
2. Cerrito Theater Marker
(about 500 feet away); The Little Hill (about 600 feet away); El Cerrito's Nightlife (about 600 feet away); Violet's (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Cerrito.
 
More about this marker. This marker is at the southeast corner of San Pablo and Central Avenues.
This marker is one of The City of El Cerrito's Historical-Cultural Pavers.
 
Also see . . .  Cerrto Theater -- BBI Construction. BBI Construction performed pre-construction and construction services to renovate the historic theater. An effort was made to preserve as many of the original elements as possible. Among the elements that were restored were the art deco murals of Greek gods and dancing maidens around the original screen and barrel ceiling. (Submitted on April 23, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Cerrito Theater image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
3. Cerrito Theater
Cerrito Theater, interior image. Click for full size.
By BBI Construction
4. Cerrito Theater, interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 23, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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