Esquire IMAX Theatre

1219 K Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Eqquire THeater at is Passing (gutted)

The Esquire Theatre was opened by Blumenfeld Theatres on March 15, 1940 with Melvyn Douglas in “The Amazing Mr. Williams”. It 1963 it was equipped with the 3-projector Cinerama process, opening with “This Is Cinerama”. Taken over by the Pussycat Theatres chain from 1974 to the early-1980’s. It was twinned in the early-1980’s and then turned into offices.

The theatre is now once again showing movies, with the IMAX format, and includes first run 3D features in its programming.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

ner
ner on March 7, 2005 at 6:11 pm

It’s not much, but a portion of the old Star Theatre can be seen in this 1983 image of K Street Mall: View link

mireya
mireya on March 15, 2005 at 8:48 am

my name is mireya gomez I am not a member yet but could I get a map of the Sacramento Downtown Imax Theater

Coate
Coate on March 21, 2007 at 10:33 pm

“300” is currently playing here in IMAX.

http://www.fromscripttodvd.com/300_imax_dmr.htm

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on December 3, 2008 at 8:04 pm

Phantasm and Every Which Way But Loose. That’s one interesting double feature.

JCL
JCL on April 8, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Re: Posting above by Bob Koch…If you are still around, let me know. I met you years ago when I was a young ‘pup’ just getting started in ‘theatre management’, (1950) in Sacramento. You seemed to ‘pop’ up ‘servicing’ in every area I went to work. Started at the ‘California’ and ‘Studio’ in Sacto. Later in Chico; Modesto; Alameda. Hope to hear from you for ‘shop talk’. J. Lewis JCL

Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on November 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm

A few November 2013 photos can be seen here and here, and a 2011 photo is here.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 9, 2017 at 2:44 am

1968 photo added courtesy of Bill Kelder‎.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 29, 2019 at 2:55 am

Opened on March 15th, 1940. Grand opening ads posted.

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