Avenal Theater

233 East Kings Street,
Avenal, CA 93204

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Avenal Theater

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The theater was built in 1935 by R. D. Moore Construction to a design by architect W.D. Coates. By 1941 it was operated by T & D Jr. Enterprises. The city partnered for a 1998 restoration.

The theater was destroyed by fire November 15, 2003. It was rebuilt and reopened in May 2010.

Contributed by Brian Hunt

Recent comments (view all 21 comments)

lisakayaks on April 1, 2010 at 11:47 pm

The restoration is coming along really wonderfully! The restoration crew has done a wonderful job in hiring artisans to replicate wall mural, artisanal plaster work, and, oh, that fabulous neon marquee! This is going to be beautiful, and such a landmark in Avenal.

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terryheadrick on April 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm

If the creek don’t rise, the grand re-opening will be May 1, 2110.

kencmcintyre on April 7, 2010 at 2:37 pm

A hundred years from now? I don’t think I can make that one.

kencmcintyre on April 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm

As someone already noted, you have to list the address as Kings Street, not King. Otherwise the map view puts you in Kettleman City.

terryheadrick on June 11, 2010 at 7:42 pm

World premiere of “Stricken” on June 25 at the Avenal Theater.

MJuggler on June 15, 2010 at 12:20 am

Congratulations! I can’t wait for the next road trip to check it out!

lisakayaks on April 28, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Thought I’d add another shot of this beautiful marquee: View link

Mikeyisirish on June 27, 2012 at 7:37 am

A few 2012 photos can be seen here, here and here.

Mikeyisirish on January 4, 2013 at 10:04 am

…the status should be “open” and no longer restoring…

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