Montez Theater

116 W. Main Street,
Grass Valley, CA 95945

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Former Montez Theatre, Grass Valley CA

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Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on September 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Obviously named for Lola Montez, an acress from the 1880s that used to live up the street from this theater. When I walked by it the other day, it was a furnature store.

Excelsior
Excelsior on November 15, 2017 at 11:11 am

The Montez was a quite handsome movie house during the 1930s and 40s, after which the building became home to various other businesses. Nice that for a time Lola had so substantial a remembrance in the town where she lived from August 1853 until she departed for her Australian tour in June of 1855. Having left behind most of the outrageous behavior which had earned this Irish-born Spanish dancer the title of “Most Infamous Woman in Europe”, her years in Grass Valley were relatively peaceful— aside from her notorious horsewhip attack on a local newspaper editor…

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