Court Theatre

1416 C Street,
Livingston, CA 95334

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Not to be confused with another Court Theatre located at 620 Third Street, this earlier Court Theatre was built by Albert Court and opened around 1917. The Court Theatre was destroyed by fire, possibly in the 1940s.

Any additional information is welcome.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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TreesaCourt on October 21, 2008 at 1:43 pm

Lost Memory,
Great idea to have both Court Theaters listed. I have a picture of Albert Court standing outside one of the Court Theaters and from the movie poster he is standing by it may of been the original Court Theater he built. Is there anyone out there that has a picture of the original Court Theater?

rogercourt on November 2, 2008 at 4:49 pm

The two films advertised on posters visible in the photograph of Albert Court are as follows:to his right The Cheat(1923) starring Pola Negri,directed by George Fitzmaurice. This movie was a remake of a 1915 silent movie starring Fannie Ward and directed by Cecil B de Millle. Behind hiom is a poster advetisin Dressmaker from Paris starring Ernest Torrence,Allan Forrest and Mildred Harris. This movie was produced by Cecil B de Mille and has a screen story by Howard Hawks. All information obtained from web sites.
Lost memory, please look at my latest posting on the other Court Theater site. Thanks Roger Court

TreesaCourt on November 3, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Hello, the movie Dressmaker from Paris is from 1925

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 28, 2009 at 2:12 am

The May 18, 1946 issue of Boxoffice Magazine gives the date of the fire which destroyed this theater as July 12, 1945. An earlier mention of the fire in the July 21, 1945, issue of Boxoffice calls it the Livingston Theatre, at Livingston, operated by Stanly Court. A few even earlier issues of Boxoffice also call it the Livingston Theatre. That have been the name of the house during the early 1940s, or the copy writer at Boxoffice might have just been careless. Local newspaper ads or a directory listing for the theater during that period could provide an answer, if somebody has access to either.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 28, 2009 at 2:16 am

Oh, “That might have been the name….”

Clearly, I’m careless enough to have been a copy writer at Boxoffice Magazine myself.

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