Superba Theatre

101 E. Main Street,
Alhambra, CA 91801

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The first movie house in Alhambra opened as the Alhambra Theatre in 1912. It was located at the northeast corner of Main Street and Stoneman Avenue, across Stoneman from the Pacific Electric Railroad’s Alhambra station. It was renamed the Superba Theatre when a new Alhambra Theatre opened in 1917.

A Sanborn Insurance Company map from 1925 shows "Moving Pictures" as the use of the building in this location that year. The structure currently on the site was built in 1934.

Contributed by Joe Vogel

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 28, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Apparently I misspelled this theatre’s name, and the correct spelling is “Superba.”

The Superba was located in the two story building on the far corner of the intersection just right of center in this 1920 photo of Main Street. The small, free-standing building with gabled tile roof on the near corner was the Alhambra station of the Pacific Electric Railway.

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