Park Theatre

Park Street,
Paso Robles, CA 93446

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm

A New Park Theatre is listed as a T&D circuit house at Paso Robles in the 1926 edition of the Film Daily Yearbook. I’ve found a T&D Theatre at Paso Robles mentioned as early as 1924, and one source says that Turner & Dahnken began operating a theater in Paso Robles in the late 1910s. It’s possible that all three referred to the same theater. It’s also possible that the Park Theatre closed when the new T&D Theatre on 12th Street was opened in 1930.

I’ve also found a reference to the Wurlitzer organ from the T&D Theatre being donated to the church in 1931. I suspect that the organ was from the old house, and not the new one. By the time the new T&D was opened, silent movies were pretty much gone, so my guess would be that it never had an organ.