Lark Theater

549 Magnolia Avenue,
Larkspur, CA 94939

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Lark Theater

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Opened in 1936, the Lark Theater was closed in the late-1990’s. It stood derelict for several years.

A Marin County theater that for a time was a repertory cinema. It was renovated and reopened in 2004, screening independent films, old classics, documentaries, foreign films, and family-oriented special programs.

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psmerd
psmerd on September 12, 2004 at 5:39 am

There are 242 seats in the auditorium, 4 spaces for wheelchairs. The theater is an independent operated by a non-profit organization. [The sign in the lobby listing building capacity of 299 is for maximum occupants in the building at one time, which includes the lobby]

tbrejla1713
tbrejla1713 on September 12, 2004 at 6:01 am

i stand…or sit corrected in the comfy seats!!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 28, 2005 at 12:36 pm

There was also a Lark Theater in Los Angeles in the 1920s. I don’t have the address or even the general location, unfortunately. The photo is from the LA Library:

http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater2/00015349.jpg

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on June 5, 2007 at 6:32 pm

THEATER FOR SALE 1.8 MILLION

terrywade
terrywade on September 2, 2007 at 6:04 am

The Lark Theatre people need to advertise in the SF newspapers and let people know they are open and what is running. All the other th eatres in Marin Co have a small add in the SF Cronicle. Is the place still open? Many of us in San Francisco will drive across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit a nice single screen theatre. The theatres in Marin Co don’t have many Art Theatres. Many times we take Bart to the front door almost of the Orinda Theatre in Orinda Ca. The neon, real curtains that open and close so much nicer then the multiplex junk. I have not been to the Lark in many years. Do they have curtains on the screen or stereo sound?

terrywade
terrywade on November 16, 2007 at 6:25 am

Thanks Lark. In todays SF Chronicle Fri Nov 16 a add for your new first run Mr Magorium’s shows the Lark Theater listing. You will see a big turnout for this film. People from around the Bay Area will now know you are open as a nice single screen theatre. I will be bringing my friends over this Sat. Hope you have a good stereo system. Thanks for finaly having a add run. Its sad the Century/Cinemark chain in Marin County will not put in any digital projectors for the new 3-D film opening today ‘Beowulf’ The indi theatre Fairfax in Marin will do all the business as they are the only movie theatre in the area with 3-D digital. The Cinemark theatres in Marin County are not going to get the crowds. Why see a 3-D movie in a flat 2-D theatre. Now in you budget for next year if the Lark can put in the new 3-D digital system it will be a big plus over the chain multiplex theatres in the area that are way behind the times. They just pop the corn and sell the hi price drinks and forget the new projection experience. Long live the single screen Lark Theater in Larkspur CA!

darquil
darquil on April 24, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I’ve posted information and photos from a recent visit here.

Celeste
Celeste on August 16, 2011 at 6:22 am

I grew up in Marin County.The Lark was a great little Movie Theater! I remember seeing the incredible “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau” there and “The Bridge On the River Kwai” there as well. We whistled that tune from “The Bridge On The River Kwai” all the way home to Mill Valley.

Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on June 27, 2012 at 4:32 am

A 2011 photo can be seen here.

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