Bell Theatre

865 Main Street,
Redwood City, CA 94063

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 31, 2009 at 6:07 pm

There is a reference to the Bell in this July 1915 issue of “Moving Picture World”:
http://tinyurl.com/ybyqj9n

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 6, 2009 at 10:13 am

The Bell Theater is mentioned briefly in The Moving Picture World July 1915. “E. J. Arkush, who conducts the Bell Theater at Redwood City, Calif., plans to erect a new house there.”

johnoconnor
johnoconnor on July 5, 2009 at 5:17 pm

I have found more info about this theater in “Images of America Redwood City”.On page 15 there is a 1915 photo of the Bell Theater located at 865 Main St. There is a reference to a car dealer moving into the building in 1931 on page 49.

It appears that the building still stands and it is next to the old Holmquist Hardware building at 875 Main St. (at Stambaugh St.).

I was born and raised 4 blocks from this location on Stambaugh. In the late 1940’s the building was a produce stand (open to the weather? with just a metal lattice security barricade across the front. Sometime in the early 1950’s it was remodeled into a “mom and pop” grocery store call the “Sequoia Market"that was there until-who knows.

Somebody local would have to visit to see what is there now. Comparing and old aerial photo with a resent one shows the building to be the same.