1275 El Camino Real,
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Previously operated by: Landmark Theatres (USA)
Architects: Otto A. Deichmann
Styles: Streamline Moderne
News About This Theater
- Nov 21, 2007 — Plans to purchase and restore the Park Theater fall through
- Oct 3, 2007 — Historic theater's restoration plan faces final hurdles
Built in 1947, The Park Theatre is located between Oak Grove and Val Pariso in lovely Downtown Menlo Park. Like the nearby Guild Theatre, the Park Theatre is a short drive north of the Stanford Shopping Center. In the early days of the Park Theatre, live vaudeville-style stage plays abounded.
Eventually converted to a movie theatre, the theatre hosted the Bay Area’s premiere of “Singin' in the Rain” in 1952. Since this time, the Park Theatre has retained its classic and elegant atmosphere, and in 1998 it was presented with a plaque for its contribution to historical preservation.
Between 1989 and 2002, Landmark Theatres operated the theater and featured the finest in independent film and foreign language cinema.
Recently, however, the theater closed and the property was put up for sale. Additionally, the letters and neon tubing have been removed from the theater’s marquee. The Park Theatre was demolished in April 2014.
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