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sweitzel commented about Cambrian Twin Cinemas on Mar 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I can’t figure out how to edit the street view, but the address of the theater was 1816 Hillsdale ave San Jose, CA. It’s now a “Premier Fitness World” which you can kind of see in Street View. The actual entrance to the cinema was set back in further than the gym signage you see from Google. You should punch in 1812 hillsdale into street view, then click the right arrow once for a decently clear shot of the building facade.

sweitzel commented about Century 21 on Nov 11, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Folks, The Century 21, 22, and 23 domes will soon meet their demise. Those three cinemas sit on land owned by those who own the Winchester Mystery House. Ray Syufy signed a 50 year lease on the land in 1962 and went on to build and open Century 21 in 1963. That original lease expires in 2012. The families that own and operate WMH have already signed lease agreements with development firms to develop another boutique retail establishment to take the place of the theaters. Now is the time to act if you wish to save the last of these unique historical cinemas.

sweitzel commented about Regency II on Oct 23, 2009 at 12:24 am

The Regency II had Norelco DP-75 35/70mm projectors. One of the machines is currently owned by a private film collector in Menlo Park, CA. I had the other projector in Santa Clara from 2004 until 2008 when I sold it to another private collector in Los Angeles.

sweitzel commented about Studio Theatre on Sep 23, 2009 at 9:17 pm

The Studio Theater became Club Wet around January 2009 – the latest in a string of nightclub businesses to inhabit the theater since the late 1990’s. Club Wet has had its business license revoked on September 23rd 2009 after a long series of incidents of violence and public drunkenness over the course of the summer. No word as to when or if the club will reopen.