Alhambra Theatre

1101 Alhambra Boulevard,
Sacramento, CA 95818

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Bud K
Bud K on January 17, 2004 at 10:34 pm


One of the best pictures of the Alhambra are in the Halls of the Kaiser Hospital on Morse Ave in Sacramento, The Lobby, Main Auditorium and Gardens. It was a Big Theater, The last movie I saw there was “What’s up Doc” with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neill. I still have a bush in my front yard that came from one of the side planting when they tore it down in 1973. PS I still curse at that Safeways Store :)

Ginny on April 5, 2003 at 11:52 am

My mother, Mary Lou (Cargay) Schumacher was born and raised in Sacramento. As a girl she went many time to see movies at the Alhambra Theater. I can remember driving my brothers there one warm summer night, not long before it was demolished. What happened to this fabulous theater was a crime. There still seems to be a constant fight in Sacramento to preserve our historical buildings. Many developers do not care about history or architectural beauty in Sacramento; they care about money. I will never step a foot in this Safeway store.

Fish on December 22, 2002 at 12:29 pm

The Alhambra was a gorgeous movie palace that Safeway bought and demolished. A Safeway store, which I boycott, still stands on the site.

Linda on November 21, 2002 at 12:15 am

Does anyone know where one can find photos of Sacramento’s Alhambra Theatre other than the basic facade?

I am looking for photos of the gardens, interior, lobbies, stairways, concessions, etc.

Thanks for any information you can share.

GaryParks on August 17, 2002 at 4:16 pm

A section of the Alhambra’s auditorium wall, as well as two lobby torchieres, are preserved in the Oakland Museum in the section about California in the 20s.