Dixon Theatre

140 N. 1st Street,
Dixon, CA 95620

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Calvary Chapel (formerly Dixon Theatre)

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This theater was around in the 1930’s and continued operating at least through the 1950’s. The alternate spelling is taken from a newspaper advertisement from that time.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 14, 2008 at 1:56 pm

No, if the building was still standing in 2002, it’s probably still around. I can’t confirm, but it’s a reasonable assumption.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 14, 2008 at 4:53 pm

California Index says that the Dixon Theatre got mentioned in the Better Theatres Section of Motion Picture Herald, May 1, 1937. A remodeling perhaps? Anyway, the Google Maps satellite view shows the address as being in the middle of a block of buildings in Dixon’s old downtown, so I’d say closed, not demolished.

GaryParks
GaryParks on February 15, 2008 at 5:10 pm

I was in Dixon in the early 1990s and found the theatre. Its front by this time was very plain, looking much like adjacent simple retail fronts. I do have a photo I took of it in one of my albums. There was a simple ticket lobby indented from the street, as I recall. There was no marquee, just a simple light box sign reading “Dixon Theatre,” in serif letters. This may be the same sign now advertising Calvary Chapel on their web page. It looks like it. There was no marquee, and I don’t even remember poster cases or a reader board. It seemed to be used for something other than a theatre at the time, or perhaps was simply closed.

andrewc2768
andrewc2768 on January 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm

My parents operated this theater from the late 70’s until the late 80’s or early 90’s. It had American movies Friday and Saturday, with Mexican movies on Sunday. I have a lot of old handbills(my friends and I delivered them to ever house in Dixon once a month), posters and other stuff. It had a video game arcade and snack bar that was open during the week and at lunch for the High School crowd. I drive through Dixon every once in a while and would love to go into that place again. Thanks for posting the old handbills. If I have time I will post handbills from the 80’s

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