Aztec Theatre

5th and B Streets,
Oxnard, CA 93030

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OCRon on August 2, 2014 at 10:11 am

Actually, in all the references to the theater in the Oxnard Daily Courier, it is spelled ‘Astec.’ See sample in photo section. The Astec was only open about a year. All news to the Astec dropped out of the Courier in June of 1911, probably due to the Roosevelt Theatre, due to open in the newly constructed Levy building in September.

AndrewBarrett on April 24, 2014 at 6:27 pm

According to “The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ” by David L. Junchen, pg. 628,

an “unidentified theatre” in Oxnard had a two manual, three rank Smith theatre pipe organ installed at some point.

No date or other details are given in the book.

Looking through the pages for various Oxnard theatres in this website, it seems possible that the Aztec Theatre, or the Strand Theatre, could have been a home to this instrument at one point, since Smith installed most of their organs between about 1916 and 1926. Does anybody know more?

MagicLantern on April 20, 2010 at 6:03 pm

This is the multiplex in question: /theaters/32498/