Novelty Theatre

716 Main Street,
Martinez, CA 94553

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Novelty Theatre

The Novelty Theatre was opened around 1910 and was the first movie theatre to operate in Martinez. It was closed around 1929. The building still stands, and in 2015 was vacant and ‘For Sale’.

Contributed by David Ducay, Ken Roe,

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 24, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Advertisements for Typhoon brand ventilation systems published in issues of The Moving Picture World in early 1921 list the Novelty Theatre in Martinez as one of the houses in which the company’s equipment had been installed. A notice about the installation of the new ventilation system by contractor A. Gattuan had appeared in the July 31, 1920, issue of Domestic Engineering.

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