Analy Theatre

364 N. Main Street,
Sebastopol, CA 95472

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Analy Theatre

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The Analay Theatre was opened in 1949. Seating was provided on a stadium plan, with no overhanging balcony. It was designed by San Francisco based architect William W. Wolf. It was demolished in 1972.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 19, 2010 at 5:40 am

William Wolf was one of the architects who sometimes signed off on theater plans actually done by William B. David, who was not a licensed architect. The Analy might be one of those theaters (the Altos Theatre in Los Altos, opened the same year as the Analy, was definitely a David design with Wolf as architect of record.) I recall seeing the Analy mentioned in Boxoffice several times, but I don’t recall any details about it and can’t check them now as I no longer have access to the magazine’s archives.

The Analy was built for Dan Tocchini Sr., who was the operator of several Nothern California theaters, including Sebastopol’s El Rey. Tocchini’s theater circuit is still in operation as SR Entertainment, headquartered in the Northern California town of Santa Rosa, and headed by Daniel F. Tocchini. There is a brief history of the company on their web site.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 25, 2010 at 8:03 am

Open 1948-1974?

Sure could use an address, more info, and photos.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 25, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Richard Hardina’s intro to the El Rey Theatre says that the Analy Theatre was located on North Main Street.

bgambogi
bgambogi on July 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Hi- My great grandfather was Dan Tocchini and my grandfather is Tony Gambogi who owned and operated the both the Ananly and El Rey Theaters. Luckily, the building where the El Rey theater was is still owned by father and uncle Bob and Dick Gambogi. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me at .

Thanks,
Bryan

OCRon
OCRon on September 10, 2014 at 9:14 pm

The photo, from the Western Sonoma County Historical Society, notes that the Analy Theatre, at 364 N. Main Street, was torn down in 1972. It is now a parking lot in front of the Safeway shopping center, about in the middle of the block.

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