Sebastiani Theatre

476 First Street East,
Sonoma, CA 95476

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Sebastiani Theatre

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I happended upon this treasure on a trip throught the California wine country. Located on the east side of the plaza in the town of Sonoma, this theater was built by August Sebastiani of the Sebastiani wine growing family in 1933. Correct me if I’m wrong on the architecture, but it looks Italian Renaissance to me.

No one at the local tourist office could tell me much about it. It serves a multiple use of showing blockbuster movies, foreign films and live theatrical events.

Contributed by Reid Sondrup

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 9, 2007 at 4:28 pm

Here is a more recent photo of the Sebastiani Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 1, 2007 at 3:43 pm

Another recent photo of the Sebastiani Theater can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 13, 2008 at 6:04 pm

This photo will give you a peek at the interior.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 25, 2008 at 10:37 pm

Here is a July 2008 exterior view.

jwilcox on January 12, 2009 at 7:24 am

Very nostalgic at finding this site. I was the projectionist there 1967-68.

kashmere on March 30, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Wordmason, could you email me at ? I want to ask you some questions regarding this theater’s history. I am currently working on a book and I would appreciate any info you could give me. Thanks!

Skyla on June 21, 2009 at 11:36 pm

I use to go the the Sebastiani Theatre when I grew up in Sonoma from 1951 to 1960 (my first movie here was “Vengeance Valley” with Burt Lancaster) and have great memories of this place. Last time I went here to see a movie was “Babe, Pig in the City” on a Saturday afternoon in 2000 when I was in town for a high school reunion that night. The place hadn’t seemed to have changed much. I am glad it is still in operation, and, as I see, it is also used for live performances, it would be great to revisit and be able to appear in a stage play here some day as it was in this theatre on those long ago Friday nights that I was first inspired to be an actor and have been lucky enough to see that dream realized. Great memories of a really neat place. Tom Goldrup.

Mikeyisirish on June 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

A few 2011 photos can be seen here, here and here.

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