21 Alvarado Street,
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This theater opened circa 1904 and was demolished in 1967. For a short time, late in its life, the Wharf Theatre Co. moved into the Monterey after their theater burned on the Monterey Warf.
The Monterey was always known as the flea house. The theater had a sloping concrete floor. A former manager/projectionist told me kids loved to drop soda bottles at the back of the auditorium and get a charge from hearing them roll all the way to the orchestra pit!
In 1926, the Monterey was retro-fitted with a 2 manual 4 rank piano console Wurlitzer from the old O'Farrel Street Orpheum Th. in San Francisco.
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