Pantages Theatre

501 B Street,
San Diego, CA 92101

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KenRoe
KenRoe on December 13, 2004 at 3:18 pm

Built by Alexander Pantages, the Pantages Theatre opened on 10th March 1924 as a vaudeville house. A seating capacity of 2,000 was initially given. In 1929 it switched to films and was re-named Orpheum Theatre with a 1,400 seating capacity.

The Orpheum was demolished in 1964 and an office block built on the site.

KenRoe
KenRoe on December 14, 2004 at 5:24 am

The architectural style of the interior of the Pantages could be described as Spanish Deco, the decorations were by Anthony B. Heinsbergen. The organ chambers for the Robert Morton theatre pipe organ were located under the stage.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 26, 2008 at 7:31 pm

Here is a 1925 photo from the USC archives:
http://tinyurl.com/9hqtd2

spectrum
spectrum on February 6, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Herre are three photos of the auditorium:

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and one of the Lobby:
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