La Mesa Theater

218 West Ocean Avenue,
Lompoc, CA 93436

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The La Mesa Theater opened in 1944. It had a relatively short life, as it was destroyed in a fire around 1956.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 24, 2007 at 10:22 am

According to the Lompoc Record, fire personnel were at a fire east of town when alerted of the theater fire. On their arrival, Firefighters encountered a building fully involved in fire. Fire in this grand old theater resulted in its total loss. This is a very small photo of the fire at the La Mesa Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 24, 2007 at 4:52 pm

The La Mesa Theater opened in 1944 according to the Lompoc Record. It was owned by Earl Calvert who also owned the Lompoc Theater. “In 1944, Calvert opened a second theater, La Mesa, on the south side of Ocean between I and J which lasted for 12 years before a fire destroyed it”.

Lompoc Record article.

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