Sebastiani Theatre

476 First Street East,
Sonoma, CA 95476

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Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on June 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

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

Skyla
Skyla on June 21, 2009 at 6:36 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.

kashmere
kashmere on March 30, 2009 at 2:41 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!

jwilcox
jwilcox on January 12, 2009 at 2:24 am

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

johnnyeponymous
johnnyeponymous on March 13, 2006 at 5:57 pm

The Sonoma Valley Film Festival uses the Sabastiani as one of the signature venues for the festival. I’ve seen only one film there, the 2004 documentary Confessions of a Burning Man, and the theatre was wonderful. They have several photos up that document the theatre’s history.
Chris

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 12, 2005 at 7:54 pm

Here is an indirectly related link with some information on this theater:

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GaryParks
GaryParks on October 28, 2003 at 3:40 pm

The architects were James and Merrit Reid. This was the last of many Bay Area theatres to be designed by them. Merrit died while the theatre was in the works, and James closed their office, though he lived on into the 1940s.

To my knowledge, this is the only one of their theatres which still has its original marquee.

The soft polychromatic paint finishes on the textured wall surfaces in the auditorium are original.