Balboa Theatre returns to its former splendor

posted by Bruce Calvert on January 9, 2008 at 8:00 am

SAN DIEGO, CA — The 1924 Balboa Theatre in San Diego reopens this week after being closed for 22 years. However, it will mostly be a preforming arts center.

That moment finally arrives this week, when the historic 1924 theater opens its doors for the first time in 22 years. After Mayor Sanders delivers his State of the City address there Thursday, the Balboa hosts three days of free public performances and open houses starting Friday.

So a house built in the Roaring ‘20s to cater to the public’s taste for vaudeville acts and silent movies begins a new life as a showcase for (among many other things) music, thanks to its renowned acoustics.

Read more at the Union-Tribune.

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