Chester Theater

Chester, CA 96020

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CHESTER Theatre; Chester, California.

Louis Blair owned the Chester, the city’s only theater, in the early Fifties. In October 1952, Blair was arrested after the slaying of a local grocer and his family. Blair sold the theater shortly after his arrest.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 29, 2009 at 1:00 am

This is from Boxoffice in January 1948:

CHESTER, CALIF.-On the eve of closing for remodeling, the Chester Theater was severely damaged by fire. Ed Blair, owner, said the loss of about $20,000 was only partially covered by insurance. Mr. and Mrs. Blair, whose home was in the rear of the theater, lost all their personal belongings.

sixfinger
sixfinger on May 9, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Once known as the Cheppar T. Macker. Spelling negotiable…

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