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LBorg commented about Cinema 1 Theatre on Feb 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Dear Armstrongproductions. Please feel free to contact me. I am andrew. my email is I would love to help you. I may only be able to provide pictures. I am trying to locate drawings and such.. I look forward to hearing from you

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LBorg commented about Fine Arts Theater on Feb 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm

My Uncle Lawrence Borg Owned this theatre from approximately 1947. Uncle Lawrence Died in 1954, however the theatre remained in the family, under the Borg Family Trust. The Trust was dissolved around 1996/7, and the theatre was sold shortly before the trust was dissolved. I am trying to research when he actually purchased the theatre, or if he was the original owner.

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LBorg commented about Ritz Theater on Feb 12, 2011 at 8:33 pm

My Uncle, Lawrence Borg, purchased this theatre in 1940, and in 1941, he sold half interest to his business manager Mr. Tom C. Malloy.

Lawrence Borg, had founded L.B. Industries, INC., a California Corporation, and was sole owner and president of this company , which acquired in 1940 the Ritz Theatre in Calistoga, California. One half of this interest was sold in the following year to his business manager Thomas C. Malloy, Jr., with whom he was associated after 1930. in 1950 Borg built and became operator of the Studio Theatre, San Jose, California, of which he was sole owner until the time of his death. (Sold by Borg Family Trust in 1990 Appx).
He also founded in 1943 as was the sole owner and president until his death of Hollywood Property, Inc., for the purchase of real estate in Hollywood and ohter California ciies. Through the years he acquired centrally located, downtown business property in such California cities as Salinas, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Burlingame, San Francisco, Napa, Calistoga, Hollywood, and Balboa Island.

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LBorg commented about Uptown Theater on Feb 12, 2011 at 8:28 pm

My Uncle Lawrence Borg built the uptown in 1936. So glad to see that it is restored to its former glory. My uncle would be proud to see it still in spectacular condition

In 1933 Lawrence Borg became half owner of the Fox and State Theatres leases and business in Napa, Calfornia, and in 1935 Sole owner. In 1936 he built and began operation of the Uptown Theatre in Napa http://www.uptowntheatrenapa.com/history/ and in 1938 converted the State Theatre into the Napa Bowl, a bowling alley, which he operated for a year. He sold the Uptown, Fox and State leases to the Blumfield Theatres, San Francisco. He also built the Santa Rosa, California Bowling Alley in 1938 and operated it until 1940 when it was sold.

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LBorg commented about Fox Theatre on Feb 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm

My Uncle Lawrence Borg was an owner of the Fox.

In 1933 Uncle Lawrence became half owner of the Fox and State Theatres leases and business in Napa, Calfornia, and in 1935 Sole owner. In 1936 he built and began operation of the Uptown Theatre in Napa http://www.uptowntheatrenapa.com/history/ and in 1938 converted the State Theatre into the Napa Bowl, a bowling alley, which he operated for a year. He sold the Uptown, Fox and State leases to the Blumfield Theatres, San Francisco. He also built the Santa Rosa, California Bowling Alley in 1938 and operated it until 1940 when it was sold.

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LBorg commented about Alisal Theatre on Feb 12, 2011 at 8:23 pm

What a shame the theatre burned down.
My Uncle was Lawrence Borg. He built the theatre in 1947

In 1928 he became half owner of the Crystal Theatre Lease and Business in Salinas, California. View link Under the Name of Crystal Theatre Company, , Inc., and was president of the corporation which in 1935 built the El Rey Theatre in Salinas.http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/16617588/361-365-Main-Street-Salinas-CA/?SRID=901162132&StepID=101 This corporation was dissolved in 1941, after which he was owner of half of the Crystal Theatre lease and business and El Ray Theatre property and business. In 1953 the Crystal Theatre property was sold, although he maintained a one-half interest in the El Rey Theatre until the close of this life.
Borg Also built the Alisal Theatre in Salinas in 1947 /theaters/7170/ and was part owner of that property with John Peters and Fox West Coast Theatres until he sold his interest in 1949.

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LBorg commented about Cinema 1 Theatre on Feb 12, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Hello All.
My Uncle, Lawrence Borg Built the El Ray.

in 1928 he became half owner of the Crystal Theatre Lease and Business in Salinas, California.

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Under the Name of Crystal Theatre Company, , Inc., and was president of the corporation which in 1935 built the El Rey Theatre in Salinas.

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This corporation was dissolved in 1941, after which he was owner of half of the Crystal Theatre lease and business and El Ray Theatre property and business. In 1953 the Crystal Theatre property was sold, although he maintained a one-half interest in the El Rey Theatre until the close of his life.

Uncle Lawrence Also built the Alisal Theatre in Salinas in 1947

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and was part owner of that property with John Peters and Fox West Coast Theatres until he sold his interest in 1949.

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LBorg commented about Crystal Theater on Feb 12, 2011 at 8:14 pm

My Uncle, Lawrence Borg, became half owner of the Crystal Theatre Lease and Business in Salinas, California, in 1928.

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Under the Name of Crystal Theatre Company, , Inc., and was president of the corporation which in 1935 built the El Rey Theatre in Salinas. This corporation was dissolved in 1941, after which Lawrence Borg was owner of half of the Crystal Theatre lease and business and El Ray Theatre property and business.

In 1953 the Crystal Theatre property was sold, although he maintained a one-half interest in the El Rey Theatre until the colose of this life.

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LBorg commented about Capri Theatre on Feb 12, 2011 at 8:09 pm

My Uncle, Lawrence Borg, owned this theatre “The Courtland” from 1919 until 1927. He sold this theatre to purchase the Parkway in Oakland/Berkeley

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LBorg commented about Parkway Theatre on Feb 12, 2011 at 8:05 pm

http://iliketheparkway.com/ Local group in Oakland trying to re open the parkway

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LBorg commented about Parkway Theatre on Feb 12, 2011 at 8:04 pm

My Uncle Lawrence Borg, was one of the owners of this theatre, purchasing it in 1926, and selling it in 1931.

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LBorg commented about Rivoli Theatre on Feb 12, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Lawrence Borg, my Uncle, built the Rivioli in 1925. and in 1926 he bacame owner of the Parkway Theatre,Berkeley. The Rivoli and Parkway were thus sold in 1931 to the Golden State Theatre & Realty Corp., San Francisco.

It is my dream to one day soon, be able to purchase one of his theatres back that is shut down and revive it, as they did in Napa with the Uptown Theatre .

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LBorg commented about Studio Theatre on Feb 12, 2011 at 7:54 pm

To see this theatre lately in local news due to WET would make my uncle roll !.

My uncle was Lawrence Borg. He built this theatre around 1950. The theatre was run by The Borg Family Trust until approximatly 1990, when the family decided to sell it, for fear of Earthquake damage/retrofit/lawsuit.
I almost was able to lease the theatre from the trust in 1988 when I was interested in opening a nightclub, but decided not to, but I wish I would have just reopened as an art theatre.

I am glad that this forum on Cinema Treasures has kept the spirit and soul of my uncle alive. He was a vibrant person, who loved His family, the movies, traveling, animals, and life…..

Thanks so much
Andrew