Monache Theatre

520 North Main Street,
Porterville, CA 93257

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Monache Theatre - 1920

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The Monache Theatre was built in 1916 by Everett and C. C. Howell. It closed sometime in the early-1950’s.

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BLG on November 6, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Here is a website with a picture of this theater:

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William on November 6, 2008 at 5:52 pm

The Monache Theatre was operated by Principal Theatres.

MagicLantern on June 19, 2010 at 2:03 am

Entirely obliterated.

AndrewBarrett on April 24, 2014 at 9:43 pm

“The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ” by David L. Junchen, pg. 628, lists the Monarche Theatre as having a two manual, 10 rank Smith theatre pipe organ. This entry does not give any more details such as the installation date, blower serial #, etc.

Does anybody know what happened to this organ and where it (or its parts) are today?


billshaffer on August 20, 2015 at 10:15 pm

The Organ is in the Porterville Musuem…

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 4, 2016 at 4:10 am

In 1924 the Monache Theatre was being operated by the National Theatres Syndicate, according to the May 24 issue of The Moving Picture World.

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