Park Theatre

3812 Park Boulevard,
San Diego, CA 92103

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LomaUsher
LomaUsher on March 14, 2014 at 1:18 am

I saw the first theatrical re-release of “The Manchurian Candidate” at the Park, which at the time featured both an external and internal rectangularist decoration scheme in the mode of the modern artist Piet Mondrian. Very ‘50’s modern.

CharmaineZoe
CharmaineZoe on March 1, 2013 at 3:55 am

Opened as the Egyptian on July 1, 1926.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm

July 27 1954 grand reopening ad as Capri is in the photo section for this theatre.

neeb
neeb on November 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Here’s a pretty great write-up on the Capri:

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/feb/02/capri-theater/

kagemusha98
kagemusha98 on June 20, 2011 at 7:51 pm

The Capri featured many first run “roadshow” films. Around the World in 80 Days….Gigi….Ben Hur…..West Side Story…… Spartacus…..Mutiny on the Bounty……Cleopatra……Thoroughly Modern Millie.

neeb
neeb on December 1, 2009 at 2:53 am

According to this:
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The architect was Frank W. Stevenson.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 31, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Take a look at the view on Google if you want to see how they incorporated the facade into the condos.

neeb
neeb on March 5, 2007 at 12:26 am

Ad for Darby O'Gill and the Little People

San Diego Union, E-7. Sunday, 02 August 1959

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scottfavareille
scottfavareille on July 25, 2006 at 5:35 am

In the 1970’s (starting around 1975), the Mitchell Brothers (of Behind the Green Door fame) operated this as a porn theater.

trooperboots
trooperboots on January 18, 2006 at 9:47 pm

To see what the San Diego Egyptian ORIGINALLY looked like when it was first built in 1926 go to…..

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The San Diego Egyptian facade (in slightly streamlined form) is being retained for a condominium development being completed on Park Boulevard. There is a clear and large artist’s rendering of the building available on the following link……

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Theater lovers were not happy to lose the beautiful theater, but at least we have the facade.. that’s more than most developments are doing.

trooperboots
trooperboots on January 7, 2005 at 2:17 am

I found an older news article about this theater which explains in good detail what will be done with the old theater.

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trooperboots
trooperboots on December 26, 2004 at 3:32 am

This theater was also called the “Fox Egyptian” during the 1930s. It was a beautiful theater even in it’s last remodelling. The theater was broad and wide. It was outfitted with Todd-A-O for “Around the World in 80 Days” in 1954. There are several Egyptian themed apartment buildings in the area built in the 1920s, and this was the focal point of the street. A small part of it’s facade, so much a part of the neighborhood landscape, is being kept for the new condominium project.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 21, 2004 at 2:12 pm

The seating capacity of the Park Theatre was given as 819.