Palace Theatre

1445 E. 14th Street,
San Leandro, CA 94578

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robertgippy on June 9, 2005 at 1:58 pm

The Palace Theatre which was located on East 14th Street and torn down in the late forties, primarily because of a land purchase, and the theatres “horrible reputation” at the time. My Aunt was a San Leandrian and went to the Palace. She said there was a murder there of great magnitude. It was of a city official supposedly. The theatre then was called “the bucket of blood” by some of the locals, and after the murder, hardly anyone would go to it, they were going to the Del Mar instead. San Leandro, as huge as it is now, was just a small town then and the gossip was abound. I was told hit was a beautiful theatre, with huge marble staircases and chandeliers. My aunt said the stage curtains were gold and they gave away free groceries redeemable at the Palma Plaza Market.