Del Paso Theater

2120 Del Paso Boulevard,
Sacramento, CA 95815

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Del Paso Theater

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Located in the district of North Sacramento. The Del Paso Theatre was built at an expense of $150,000 and opened on June 29, 1928 with 1,000 seats. The grand structure burnt down on January 15, 1942, and was a complete loss.

Because of wartime restrictions, the Blumenfeld movie circuit could not build a replacement until 1946, and the brand new $250,000 Del Paso Theatre opened January 23, 1947. The theater closed in 1972, and sat vacant for years, and then was gutted by fire in July of 1990. In 1998 the structure was finally demolished.

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Michael D. Jackson
Michael D. Jackson on April 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm

The sidewalk in front of where this theater stood still says “Del Paso” on it as part of the old entrance—a very nice memorial and grave marker.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm

North Sacramento was a separate incorporated city for forty years, but has been a district of the City of Sacramento since 1964. That’s where it should be listed, with North Sacramento as the district.

Also, the Grand Theatre is currently listed in “Old North Sacramento,” which is the same neighborhood.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 4, 2012 at 1:59 am

Having both North Sacramento and Old North Sacramento as locations for these theaters is not exactly what I had in mind. The two names refer to the same place; a single district of the City of Sacramento, which was once a separate incorporated city called North Sacramento, but which was dissolved and subsequently annexed to Sacramento itself in 1964. Both theaters ended up inside the corporate limits of the City of Sacramento, so should be listed as being in Sacramento, with North Sacramento (or Old North Sacramento) listed only as the district.

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