Hub Theater

222 Hobsonway,
Blythe, CA 92225

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Front of theater

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The Hub Theater opened in 1948.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 15, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Thanks. If you move the photo around a bit you can see that this building had enough space to be a theater:
http://tinyurl.com/opxu4t

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 17, 2009 at 10:05 pm

The Hub Theatre opened in 1948. The March 6 and March 20 issues of Boxoffice both mention the opening. The March 20 issue says it was owned by Bob Dunnagan, operator of the Rio Theatre, but the March 6 issue has two items, one saying that Dunnigan (Boxoffice uses several different spellings of his name) owned it and the other saying the owner was Dick Simmons. Perhaps they were partners. In any case, issues of Boxoffice a couple of years later give the name of the operator of the Hub as Dave Jarvis.

A later operator of the Hub, Jim Meyers, wrote a letter to the editor that was published in the July 11, 1977, issue of Boxoffice. The address he gave in that letter was “Hub Theatre, 222 E. Hobsonway, Blythe, Calif., 92225.”

Google Maps (which gives the correct street name of Hobsonway— Bing mistakenly calls it Hobson Way) shows a theater-like building at that location in its satellite view, but street view shows that the building has been demolished since the satellite photo was taken. Bing Maps has the same satellite view, but no bird’s eye view is available for this location, unfortunately.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 22, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Those small buildings on the right of the theater are still visible in the map view, but as Joe noted the theater itself is gone.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 22, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I agree, I wasn’t disputing that. I was curious to see if the building was in fact still standing, but it looks like it’s gone.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on June 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm

An empty lot now for sale: View link

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