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

Park Theatre

 
 
Park Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
1. Park Theatre Marker
Inscription.
Opened in 1949, the Park Theatre was the only commercial movie theatre in El Sobrante. It was owned and built by Dick Jeha, member of a prominent local family in the business community. More than just a movie house, the Park served for years as a site for live shows and civic and charitable events. Throughout the 1950s and 60s it was, in many ways, the hear of the town.

 
Erected by El Sobrante Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 57.882′ N, 122° 18.906′ W. Marker is in El Sobrante, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on San Pablo Dam Road near Hillcrest Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3798 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante CA 94803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arrival of the Strip Mall (within shouting distance of this marker); Ranchos to Ranches (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Supermarket/Foster's Freeze (about 300 feet away); El Sobrante's First Bank (about 400 feet away); Cowboy Country (about 600 feet away); El Sobrante's First Full-service Post Office
Park Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 26, 2016
2. Park Theatre Marker
(about 800 feet away); California & Nevada Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); El Sobrante Chevrolet Service (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Sobrante.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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