De Anza Theatre

4225 Market Street,
Riverside, CA 92501

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nixols
nixols on August 12, 2017 at 8:12 pm

Here’s a visit with the guy who took apart the De Anza theater and made it into a store in the 1970s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xcTRB1Oy1I

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on June 28, 2017 at 4:08 am

1974 Riverside Christmas Parade photo added courtesy of Jason Rosenthal‎.

gregorasputin
gregorasputin on April 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Another shot from Last year https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Fnxz_TahA7fg9hFxJxCER9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

gregorasputin
gregorasputin on April 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm

some shots I did a geotagged of the De Anza Theater http://www.panoramio.com/user/4426838/tags/De%20Anza%20Theatre

joshvs
joshvs on March 27, 2012 at 5:50 am

I saw Fast Times at Ridgemont High here. I heard that Sex Pistols played here?

monika
monika on May 22, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Here is a May 2009 photo I took of the De Anza, with its new paint job!
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 21, 2009 at 11:38 pm

The De Anza Theatre opened June 6, 1939, according to the June 10 issue of Boxoffice. The first feature was “Young Mr. Lincoln.”

monika
monika on March 25, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Posting to get this theatre back on my “notifications” list….

monika
monika on July 10, 2007 at 6:47 pm

Here’s a recent picture:
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emathis
emathis on May 10, 2007 at 12:37 am

I was there for the last show in 1981. The movie was “Prince of the City”. The manager gave me the one sheet as a souvenir.

BobHarlow
BobHarlow on February 16, 2007 at 9:04 pm

The De Anza was a great theater, not as great as the Fox Riverside,
but it had a big screen and good projection.

I remember seeing “The FBI Story” “Teacher’s Pet” and I think
“Spirit of St. Louis”

ododson3
ododson3 on September 9, 2006 at 1:45 pm

I grew up in Riverside, 1952 to 1964 when I left for college. I went most often to the Fox and the Golden State but I did see several films at the DeAnza. I remember “The Ten Commandments” with Charlton Heston most of all. Seeing the photographs of the DeAnza remind me of how dramatic a building it was. Does anyone else remember the DeAnza from the 50s?

suninmyhair
suninmyhair on May 28, 2006 at 6:04 pm

Saw saturday night fever in that theater more times than i can remember chaining up my bike to the street sign on the side of the driveway on the side hahaaaa and pretending i was old enough to be going in to see that movie!!! I am amazed that the Deanza sign withstood all of those harsh Santa Ana winds. It was a lovely theater.

someonewalksinla
someonewalksinla on March 1, 2006 at 7:23 am

I am fond of this theatre. My dentist was a long time tenant and the offices/retail space were great studies in streamline deco.

someonewalksinla
someonewalksinla on March 1, 2006 at 7:15 am

Photo of De Anza Theatre with additionalinfo from S Charles Lee Site

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someonewalksinla
someonewalksinla on March 1, 2006 at 7:11 am

It’s been a year since I drove past it, but it was intact and in decent shape. It should have it’s own listing.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 4, 2006 at 1:17 am

Thanks. Is it still there?

someonewalksinla
someonewalksinla on February 2, 2006 at 12:49 am

also, FYI – the Chino Theater by S Charles Lee is in Chino, CA on Central Ave

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 21, 2005 at 10:33 pm

Here is a photo from the UCLA Collection:

http://sclee.library.ucla.edu/002/05/i0020502.jpg

I see another S. Charles Lee theater in the UCLA database, called the Chino Theater. Does anyone know if this theater is listed here under a different name?

rootmedia
rootmedia on February 8, 2005 at 4:06 am

I used to spend a lot of time in the De Anza. There were giant Art Deco figures painted on the walls. In the 1980s many punk shows were held there. I grew up with the De Anza. It’s too bad they tore out all the Deco stuff to make a health food store.

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on February 5, 2004 at 8:04 am

When I was a projectionist there, my fellow projectionist, whom I had know since working in Kankakee, IL, was always on the roof smoking pot. And get this, in those days, all we ran were Disney movies (1980). tee-hee…

William
William on November 13, 2003 at 2:48 am

The De Anza Theatre was located at 4225 Market.

mightybox
mightybox on February 13, 2003 at 1:18 am

The DeAnza theater in Riverside has been gutted and is now Clarke’s Health and Fitness store.

That’s Too Bad.