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The Aquarius I & II opened on October 1st, 1969 with “Medium Cool” and “The Rain People”. Grand opening ad posted.
Taken over by West Side Valley theatres and renamed Cinema Hacienda on June 16th, 1967. Another ad posted.
Reopened on September 30th, 1966 after a new screen was installed. the “le Duet optical system” flopped.
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.
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 preopening 27 Nov 1965, Sat The Peninsula Times Tribune (Palo Alto, California) Newspapers.com
The Fairoaks Auto Movie opened on December 11th, 1964, with “Topkapi” and “The Pink Panther”. Grand opening ad posted.
Fairoaks not Fair Oaks.
Opened on August 12th, 1964, with “Dr. Strangelove”
This opened as Paris Theatre - Espresso on July 27th, 1961. Grand opening ad posted. Opened with Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (1959).
Reopens as Fine Arts on May 20th, 1960. Another ad posted.
Closed April 6th, 1950, and reopens as Cardinal on May 10th, 1951. Ad posted.
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.
Reopened as Guild on March 30th, 1948.
Guild Theatre opening 29 Mar 1948, Mon The Peninsula Times Tribune (Palo Alto, California) Newspapers.com
Grand opening ad posted. Opened with Kiss and Tell and Make Mine Music
Renamed Mayfield on June 12th, 1936, as the Harvey Amusement Company takes it over. Ad posted.
Opened on September 27th, 1927.
Varsity theatre opening 26 Sep 1927, Mon The Peninsula Times Tribune (Palo Alto, California) Newspapers.com
This opened as the California theatre on August 19th, 1926.
California Theatre opening 18 Aug 1926, Wed The Peninsula Times Tribune (Palo Alto, California) Newspapers.com
Opened as Menlo on May 6th, 1926. Grand opening ad posted.
Grand opening article
Stamford Theatre opening 08 Jun 1925, Mon The Peninsula Times Tribune (Palo Alto, California) Newspapers.com
The Cinema, bathed in blue 21 Dec 1968, Sat Stockton Evening and Sunday Record (Stockton, California) Newspapers.com
Opened December 20th, 1968
Sherwood Plaza Cinema opening 20 Dec 1968, Fri Stockton Evening and Sunday Record (Stockton, California) Newspapers.com
This is not to be confused with the nearby GCC Sherwood Plaza Cinema, which opened on December 20th, 1968.
This opened on May 29th, 1968 with the Canadian film, The Fox by ABC Theatres of California. 800 seats
Sherwood theatre opening 28 May 1968, Tue Stockton Evening and Sunday Record (Stockton, California) Newspapers.com
Grand opening ad.
Sherwood Theatre opening 29 May 1968, Wed Stockton Evening and Sunday Record (Stockton, California) Newspapers.com
Grand opening ad
Petite 3 Cinemas opening 19 Apr 1973, Thu Springfield Leader and Press (Springfield, Missouri) Newspapers.com
Reopened as Landers on December 25th, 1964. Ad posted.
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.