Avery Memorial Theater

430 Main Street,
Etna, CA 96027

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 27, 2010 at 4:38 am

There were two theaters named for the town of Etna. On June 19, 1956, Boxoffice reported that “The new Etna Theatre in Etna was given a festive opening Saturday (18). …it replaces the old Etna which has been closed.” The only other mention I can find of the earlier Etna Theatre in Boxoffice was in 1948, and I haven’t found the new Etna mentioned any time after the opening announcement.

The 1948 item says that the Etna’s operator, Don Avery, hoped to open a theater at Fort Jones by July 4. The 1956 item also mentions Don Avery owning a Del Rio Theatre at Happy Camp, where he had just installed CinemaScope. Etna, Fort Jones, and Happy Camp are all in Siskiyou County, in the far north of the state.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 23, 2008 at 5:38 pm

The Avery was being used for live performances a few years ago:
http://tinyurl.com/67vq24

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 23, 2007 at 7:16 pm

Here is a photo of the Avery Theater.