Willits Theatre

Willits, CA 95490

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The Willits Theatre was opened prior to 1935, when it was still listed as operating. By 1943, it was listed as (Closed).

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 9, 2011 at 10:00 am



When you use the Map, the ZIP 95940 shows the entire United States, the correct ZIP will go to Willits.

SEATS: 417

Open ~1935? Can anyone verify the exact dates

Need an address, more info and photos always welcome.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm

The Willits Theater Company, owners of the Willits Theater, was mentioned in the July 2, 1932, issue of The Film Daily. The company had been incorporated by A. G. Conquest, Viola Langer, and Anne Carville. The Willits is mentioned again in the January 18, 1935, issue of the magazine, which said that the house had been transferred to George Smith by A. G. Conquest and V. Langer.

In between these two items is one from July 23, 1934, that says that the Willits Theater Corporation had transferred the Majestic Theatre at Willits to George Smith. Majestic was the later name of the house that opened in 1913 as the Colonial. Taken together these items appear to indicate that the Colonial/Majestic and the Willits Theatre were two different houses, but it isn’t definitive proof. I’d still like to find a single item mentioning both houses.

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