De Anza Theatre

4225 Market Street,
Riverside, CA 92501

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nixols on August 12, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Here’s a visit with the guy who took apart the De Anza theater and made it into a store in the 1970s.

DavidZornig on June 27, 2017 at 8:08 pm

1974 Riverside Christmas Parade photo added courtesy of Jason Rosenthal‎.

gregorasputin on April 25, 2012 at 10:19 am

Another shot from Last year

gregorasputin on April 25, 2012 at 10:17 am

some shots I did a geotagged of the De Anza Theater

joshvs on March 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm

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

monika on May 22, 2009 at 1:13 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 3:38 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 on March 25, 2009 at 3:47 pm

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

monika on July 10, 2007 at 10:47 am

Here’s a recent picture:
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emathis on May 9, 2007 at 4:37 pm

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 on February 16, 2007 at 1:04 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 on September 9, 2006 at 5:45 am

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 on May 28, 2006 at 10:04 am

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 on February 28, 2006 at 11:23 pm

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 on February 28, 2006 at 11:15 pm

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

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someonewalksinla on February 28, 2006 at 11:11 pm

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 on February 3, 2006 at 5:17 pm

Thanks. Is it still there?

someonewalksinla on February 1, 2006 at 4:49 pm

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

kencmcintyre on October 21, 2005 at 2:33 pm

Here is a photo from the UCLA Collection:

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 on February 7, 2005 at 8:06 pm

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 12:04 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 on November 12, 2003 at 6:48 pm

The De Anza Theatre was located at 4225 Market.

mightybox on February 12, 2003 at 5:18 pm

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

That’s Too Bad.