812 Cinema

812 Cannery Row,
Monterey, CA 93940

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jermsvt
jermsvt on January 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

DougieD: I thought I was the only one who remembered lounging on the cushions at the 812. My assignment at the Presidio was in 1971, but I seem to recall that at that time the screen was a sheet attached to the wall. Funky can be a good thing.

DougieD
DougieD on January 2, 2013 at 8:57 pm

What an amazing place. I was stationed at the Presidio between ‘76 and '77. We always looked forward to driving down the hill to Cannery Row and watching a movie at the 812. Laying on the carpeted floor with lots of pillows…. who would imagine building a theater like that today? Too bad!! I loved the place! Doug

Dramatrauma
Dramatrauma on June 12, 2012 at 12:35 am

Oh wow! Thanks for posting this John. I had heard the legends of the 812 but never thought I’d see the interior. In this age of “living Room Cinema” (since couches are cheaper than installing theater seats) the 812 was truly ahead of its time. I spent a summer working at the Dream (I thought itd be longer but after “Jungle Book” closed I was let go, devastating to a 16 year old LOL)so I can only imagine the funky fabulousness of the 812 interior.