Valley Theatre

566 Main Street,
El Centro, CA 92243

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William
William on November 14, 2003 at 1:15 am

The Valley Theatre ws located at 566 Main Street.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 6, 2008 at 6:20 am

The Valley Theatre was mentioned, along with the Palace Theatre, in a Los Angeles Times article on March 4, 1924, headlined “Angelenos purchase El Centro theaters.”

A Southwest Builder & Contractor item of August 16, 1935, says that architect Clifford Balch was making alterations to the Valley Theatre.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 12, 2009 at 3:16 am

If this is the same theater, it had three screens in 1980:
http://tinyurl.com/c2ev28

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 12, 2009 at 4:11 am

The Valley Theatre was a Fox West Coast operation in 1940, when it suffered an estimated $5,000 damages from an earthquake that also damaged several other Imperial Valley houses, according to an item in the May 25, 1940, issue of Boxoffice Magazine. By 1945, Boxoffice was saying that the Valley Theatre was operated by independent exhibitor Frank Ullman.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 26, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Here is another 1980 photo of a Valley Cinemas in El Centro.

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