Daly City Theatre

6212 Mission Street,
Daly City, CA

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This theater, located just south of the San Francisco city limits, opened November 27, 1928, closed 1952, and was demolished in 1958.

Contributed by Garrett Murphy

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GaryParks
GaryParks on October 22, 2005 at 6:44 pm

I have seen a photo of the facade of this theatre, not long after it closed, with the marquee’s message inviting patrons to attend what was then the brand new Serra Theatre nearby. The Serra itself lasted until the early 1990s.

SteveNY
SteveNY on April 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm

As a five year old I sat in my Grandparent’s front window and watched the crane swing a wrecking ball into the walls of the Daly City Theater. Many times my Grandfather and I walked across the street to watch the demolition up close. I love the photo that kenmc posted!

thomasgladysz
thomasgladysz on February 13, 2010 at 10:14 pm

This blog at View link contains a late 1930’s line drawing (likely based on a photo) of the Daly City Theatre. As is noted in the blog, this illustration ran at the top of the theatre’s newspaper advertisements in the late 1930’s. The newspaper ads I’ve seen from the late 1920’s don’t have this image.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 27, 2010 at 12:38 am

Too bad it gone!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 22, 2013 at 3:03 am

The January 21, 1928, issue of Building and Engineering News said that architect C. H. Jensen was completing revised plans for a 1,250 seat theater to be built at Daly City for E. Baron and Carol Nathan, proprietors of the Jefferson Theatre.

If the Daly City Theatre resembles the work of Reid Brothers, it might be because C. H. Jensen was that firm’s chief draftsman for several years prior to striking off on his own in 1921.

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