Greenfield Theatre

Greenfield, CA

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This theatre was very short-lived. It was opened after WW II by Greenfield resident George F. Thompson. The theatre lasted until the advent of television and was then closed.

George Thompson had a business partner, whose name at this time is not known. Mr. Thompson had been a theatre projectionist in the Bay Area during the late-1920’s and up to the start of WW II.

Mr. Thompson owned a 2 manual 8 rank Wurlitzer from the San Francisco Amazon Theatre that he intended to install in the Greenfield Theatre.

With the closing of the theatre, George eventually installed the organ in his home in rural Salinas, CA.

Contributed by Tom DeLay

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GaryParks
GaryParks on September 20, 2007 at 1:23 pm

The theatre still stands. It has long been used for retail. For a time, a karate studio operated in the former auditorium.

The facade still looks like a theatre. The marquee and any signage are long gone, but the stucco streamlined ribbed or fin motif which once backed the sign is still there.

It is listed as operating in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook.

GaryParks
GaryParks on September 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

The theatre was also known as the Circle, in 1951.

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