Regal Ukiah Stadium 6

615 S. State Street,
Ukiah, CA 95482

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Built as a single-screen theater around the late-1940’s by Redwood Theatres chain. This theater was designed in Streamline Moderne style, but the interior of the original theater has been removed and the walls covered in red curtains.

The main auditorium had its stage removed and was split in two in the late-1960’s or early-1970’s. In 1980, two screens were added, and again, in 2000, another two were added, bringing the total to six screens.

The large, stylized pylon sign in front of the theater is one of a small handful of landmarks in Ukiah to be officially recognized and given protective status.

Contributed by William French

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

stevebob on October 27, 2005 at 3:26 am

Pretty odd to see “Barbara Geddes” on the marquee in the pic above. Do you suppose they thought “Bel” was her middle name?

Friscoted on March 19, 2007 at 12:53 pm

My first job: Back in 73'-74' I was nine years old and bored. I walked into the Ukiah theatre while it was closed and asked the manager for a job. He handed me a coffee can and a putty knife and said scrape as much gum and candy off the floor as possible. I remember filling that can more than a few times.
I was paid in free passes and soda. It felt like I did that job for a year; it was probably more like a few weeks. I was very proud that I could take my family to the movies with my pay. I love that theatre.

kencmcintyre on May 3, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Here is a three part ad that was in the Ukiah News in December 1955:

juliagreen on March 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm

The trees don’t seem to be too oppressive to the view at this point in time. My GoogleEarth pics should be on the map shortly…

Mikeyisirish on June 27, 2012 at 9:45 am

A 2012 photo can be seen here.

frenchjr25 on January 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Less than 5% of the original interior survives.

Terry_Knapp on February 14, 2015 at 11:19 pm

I spent the happiest hours of my childhood and adolescence (1955-1970) in this theater. After not having been there in over forty years, I attended it about a year or so ago. Although I miss the experience of a single-screen venue, I was pleased to see how the theater has been cared for.

Hoove on June 13, 2015 at 8:35 pm

I heard that the city owned this building. Regal must lease the place. There is an apartment upstairs where the owner of Redwood Theatres, Charles Mann stayed when he visited his NorCal theaters in the 30s-40s. A couple of them still exist such as Noyo Theatre, Fortuna, & Eurika. Hope that Regal treats the wonderful old building with respect.

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