Stockton Empire Theatre
1825 Pacific Avenue,
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Architects: Frederick W. Quandt
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Stockton Royal, Stockton Theatre
This is a great old Art Deco style theatre right on the end of Stockton’s Miracle Mile district. It’s gone in and out of business for the longest time and hopefully it’s new owners will make headway with it. It has a lot of promise but as far as I know it is going to be devastatingly remodeled. The lobby is going to be torn out. Horrible! It has really awesome old lights hanging from the ceiling and a grand entrance to the main screen.
Originally when it first opened on June 16, 1945, it only had the one large auditorium, but somewhere in time the three smaller newer screens were added on the side. They are not in very good condition but the original Stockton theatre is great. Hopefully we will see a rejuvenation of the property, not an abomination.
Sadly it was destroyed by fire on May 19, 2021. Only the façade and front section of the building survived.
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