Obispo Theatre

993 Monterey Street,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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buster on July 13, 2005 at 6:25 am

I miss the Obispo. I now teach film, and I saw the movies of my youth (without knowing who Samuel Fuller and Nicholas Ray were) at the Obispo, the Fremont, and the Elmo (the Flea Bag). I wish someone would post a photograph. My mother took me to my first movie in a stroller—Fremont, house of dreams.

Manwithnoname on January 1, 2005 at 8:54 am

The Obispo, as I remember it, was not large. When I was a student at Cal Poly I saw “The Godfather”, “Gone With the Wind” and “Two-Lane Blacktop” here and it was still a single screen then. The fire would have been about 3 years later. I remember vsiting the area again after the fire and there was not much left on the lot. There was another theater in the area as well called the Madonna Plaza 3 which played “The French Connection”. Interestingly, this film’s composer and Cheech and Chong appeared on campus. Admission: $1.00.

GaryParks on October 16, 2004 at 1:24 pm

For some years the vertical sign from the Obispo was stored outside behind the Central Coast (formerly Pismo) Theatre in Pismo Beach. It’s no longer there, though, and I have no idea what happened to it.