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rivest266 commented about Aquarius Theatre on Jul 2, 2022 at 3:23 am

The Aquarius I & II opened on October 1st, 1969 with “Medium Cool” and “The Rain People”. Grand opening ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Hacienda 3 on Jul 2, 2022 at 2:54 am

Taken over by West Side Valley theatres and renamed Cinema Hacienda on June 16th, 1967. Another ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Hacienda 3 on Jul 2, 2022 at 2:37 am

Reopened on September 30th, 1966 after a new screen was installed. the “le Duet optical system” flopped.

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rivest266 commented about Tivoli Theatre on Jul 2, 2022 at 2:26 am

The Tivoli theatre opened on May 19th, 1965 with the double bill of “Dr. No” and “From Russia With Love”. No popcorn was served (at least when it opened.). 2 screens on October 10th, 1975 and closed in 1981.

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rivest266 commented about Hacienda 3 on Jul 2, 2022 at 1:42 am

The Le Duet opened with one screen on December 1st, 1965 and Officially on December 22nd, 1965. Theatre claimed to be the first in the world where every seat is the “best seat in the house”

Grand opening ads posted.

Le Duet preopeningLe Duet preopening 27 Nov 1965, Sat The Peninsula Times Tribune (Palo Alto, California) Newspapers.com

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rivest266 commented about Fair Oaks Drive-In on Jul 2, 2022 at 1:13 am

The Fairoaks Auto Movie opened on December 11th, 1964, with “Topkapi” and “The Pink Panther”. Grand opening ad posted.

Fairoaks not Fair Oaks.

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rivest266 commented about Bijou Theatre on Jul 2, 2022 at 1:07 am

Opened on August 12th, 1964, with “Dr. Strangelove”

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rivest266 commented about Paris Theatre on Jul 2, 2022 at 12:38 am

This opened as Paris Theatre - Espresso on July 27th, 1961. Grand opening ad posted. Opened with Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (1959).

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rivest266 commented about Fine Arts Theater on Jul 2, 2022 at 12:15 am

Reopens as Fine Arts on May 20th, 1960. Another ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Fine Arts Theater on Jul 1, 2022 at 4:37 pm

Closed April 6th, 1950, and reopens as Cardinal on May 10th, 1951. Ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Palo Alto Automovie on Jul 1, 2022 at 4:26 pm

This was renamed the Palo Alto Drive-In on June 6th, 1950, to avoid confusion with the Peninsula Drive-In in Burlingame. Another ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Guild Theatre on Jul 1, 2022 at 4:12 pm

Reopened as Guild on March 30th, 1948. Guild Theatre openingGuild Theatre opening 29 Mar 1948, Mon The Peninsula Times Tribune (Palo Alto, California) Newspapers.com

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rivest266 commented about Palo Alto Automovie on Jul 1, 2022 at 3:44 pm

Grand opening ad posted. Opened with Kiss and Tell and Make Mine Music

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rivest266 commented about Fine Arts Theater on Jul 1, 2022 at 2:48 pm

Renamed Mayfield on June 12th, 1936, as the Harvey Amusement Company takes it over. Ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Fine Arts Theater on Jul 1, 2022 at 2:25 pm

This opened as the California theatre on August 19th, 1926.

California Theatre openingCalifornia Theatre opening 18 Aug 1926, Wed The Peninsula Times Tribune (Palo Alto, California) Newspapers.com

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rivest266 commented about Guild Theatre on Jul 1, 2022 at 2:09 pm

Opened as Menlo on May 6th, 1926. Grand opening ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Sherwood Theatre on Jun 29, 2022 at 4:59 pm

This is not to be confused with the nearby GCC Sherwood Plaza Cinema, which opened on December 20th, 1968.

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rivest266 commented about Sherwood Theatre on Jun 29, 2022 at 4:55 pm

This opened on May 29th, 1968 with the Canadian film, The Fox by ABC Theatres of California. 800 seats

Sherwood theatre openingSherwood theatre opening 28 May 1968, Tue Stockton Evening and Sunday Record (Stockton, California) Newspapers.com

Grand opening ad.

Sherwood Theatre openingSherwood Theatre opening 29 May 1968, Wed Stockton Evening and Sunday Record (Stockton, California) Newspapers.com

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rivest266 commented about Landers Theatre on Jun 29, 2022 at 12:38 pm

Reopened as Landers on December 25th, 1964. Ad posted.

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rivest266 commented about Hammer Drive-In on Jun 29, 2022 at 5:54 am

The West Lane Drive-In opened on June 29th, 1962, with a screen that’s larger than 3,000 TV sets. Grand opening ads posted.