49 El Camino Real,
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The Millbrae Theatre opened as a single screen in 1949. It seated approx. 1000 and had a balcony. The lobby was fairly large and ornate. United Artists operated the theater during the 1960’s up until approx. 1991.
The theater was triplexed in 1985 (rather late in life – most were twinned and tri-plexed in the 1970’s).
In the early-1990’s UA leased the theater out to Silver Screen Cinemas. UA decided to sell the property in 1993 or 1994 and Silver Screen cinemas vacated the property. The projectors from the theater, all Norelco’s, were removed and installed in the Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley, CA.
The building was converted into a video store. However, the giant tall neon sign was saved and still sits on top of the building.
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