Warnor's Theatre

1400 Fulton Street,
Fresno, CA 93721

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Warnor's Theatre Fresno, November 2011

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The Pantages Theatre opened on October 20, 1928. This massive building takes up an entire city block in downtown Fresno. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. Very much alive with cafes and stores, it is definitely a palace.

It was placed on the Register of Historic Places in 1978.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 7, 2006 at 4:37 pm

Here is an extensive essay on the Pantages/Warnor’s, at the Historic Fresno web site. The theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on October 5, 2007 at 7:44 pm

recent photos of gorgeous ceiling of auditorium:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/ritamatem/358810755/

Set of exterior 2007 photos including close up of Ticket Booth:
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Close-up of exterior neon:
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Close-up of marquee:
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Marquee lit up at night:
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Exterior ornamentation:
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 5, 2007 at 8:22 pm

How funny that they only changed one letter to save money. In LA, the downtown Warners theater became Warren’s for a while, but that would have meant replacing no letters, just reversing the last syllable.

tomdelay
tomdelay on October 5, 2007 at 10:00 pm

October 19 is to be the 85th anniversary of KMJ radio. The event is to be held at Warnors featuring the recreated “Rat Pack” that appears regularly in Vegas. They are great! The organ will be used as a pre-show. Wish I could go, but I’ll be on my way to NYC that night. Tickets are available on the Warnors and KMJ 580 websites.

tomdelay
tomdelay on April 4, 2008 at 6:54 pm

This next Sunday, April 13, veteran theatre organist Bob Mitchell is going to play the Robert Morton theatre organ in concert starting at 3pm. Bob is one of the two oldest/longest surviving theatre organists from the silent era.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 24, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Here is a vintage photo, probably circa 1950s:
http://tinyurl.com/cz2azq

Coate
Coate on April 23, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Fresno’s Cinerama history posted here.

local157
local157 on August 26, 2013 at 2:51 pm

A wonderful tour of a very nice Robert Morton Theater Organ at the Warnor Theater http://ow.ly/odldh

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