Encore Theatre

1227 K Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Bobbo on August 21, 2015 at 5:28 am

Does anyone recall the Guild Theater? I’m wondering if it may have been the J Street Cinema..but I am far from certain.

loochow on September 15, 2014 at 6:32 pm

This theater is listed in the wrong location .It should be Downtown Sacramento not Midtown.

loochow on September 10, 2014 at 6:20 pm

This was a kung fu grindhouse in the mid to late 70’s.

JohnRice on July 13, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Hardly one of the great movie palaces the Encore was still an attractive and comfortable small theatre to see first run films when I was living in Sacramento in the 1960’s. As I recall they had some long exclusive runs of films like “Tom Jones” and “Lawrence of Arabia” (not the best venue for that one since the Encore was only equipped for 35mm projection on a relatively small wide screen).

One vivid personal memory of attending the Encore for me was on the Sunday after John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Jack Ruby had just in turn killed Lee Harvey Oswald that morning, which I witnessed on live TV. Like so many of us I was in a state of semi-shock and felt I just had to get out of the house so I headed to downtown Sacramento to see a movie. There must have been nothing good at the Crest or Fox Senator or even the World grind house because I ended up at the Encore where the main feature was “The Sky Above, the Mud Below”, a documentary about native people New Guinea, hardly the kind of escapism I was looking for on that dreary Sunday afternoon!