El Rey Theater

230 W. 2nd Street,
Chico, CA 95928

Unfavorite 2 people favorited this theater

Showing 26 - 27 of 27 comments

FLEABttn
FLEABttn on September 14, 2004 at 6:37 pm

I believe Regal paid for those black reclining seats in there as well.

The walls inside the theater are nicely painted, but have faded with time and water damage.

The function of the theater isn’t completely correct. The theater shows first runs movies as its primary function (and it obtains exclusive screening rights for these movies in Chico, as in the movie being shown there won’t be shown at the 10 screen downtown). However, from September to December, and then late January/early February to about May, it shows older movies, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at midnight. Last weekend was Snatch, this weekend is Purple Rain, next weekend is South Park.

To my understanding, it has the largest screen in California north of Sacramento.

GaryParks
GaryParks on July 2, 2004 at 1:30 pm

With Regal’s acquisition of the UA circuit, money was actually spent to repair the El Rey’s facade and restore the marquee and sign’s neon. Very refreshing to see.