T & D Selma Theatre

1963 High Street,
Selma, CA 93662

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In 1921, this theatre contained a style 170 2-manual 5-rank Wurlitzer. Another small theatre, the Century Theatre, contained a 2-manual 4-rank style 135 Wurlitzer that was sold and sent to the Empire Theatre in Oakley, CA. Where either of these theatres were in Selma is not obvious.

The Selma Theatre building still stands and was converted to retail use decades ago.

A much later theatre, built in the 1940s was known as the Park Theatre. It burned in the mid-1980s and is now a parking lot.

Contributed by Tom DeLay

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 8, 2005 at 1:58 pm

Tom; The T & D Selma Theatre, Selma, CA was located at 1963 High Street, Selma, CA. 93662 It had a seating capacity of 613 listed in the Film Daily Yearbook; 1950 edition.

The 334 seat capacity Park Theare, Selma. CA was located at 1944 High Street, Selma, CA. 93662

tomdelay on October 8, 2005 at 6:16 pm

Thanks Ken.

I remember the Park Theatre quite well—and when it burned 20 years ago. So this means the T & D Selma was across the street, but in the same block.

I will take a swing through Selma next week. I will be working in Hanford most of the week and shall see if the structure is still standing Selma.

I suspect the Century Theatre was fairly short lived (this theatre’s Wurlitzer organ was sent to the Empire Theatre in Oakley, CA during the silent era.)

tomdelay on December 20, 2005 at 8:43 pm

The building that formerly housed the Selma Theatre still stands, but has been massively remodeled into retail. The actual address of 1963 High Street no longer exists. The nearest numbers are 1967 and
1961 High Street. If you look at the rear of the theatre building, the stage loading door looks to still be in-place and now is used for the stores.

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