Lark Theater

549 Magnolia Avenue,
Larkspur, CA 94939

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DavidZornig on October 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Current article about the Lark and it’s marquee.

DavidZornig on October 24, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Identical building to the Noyo Theatre in Willits California.

JGGreco on October 17, 2015 at 10:36 am

2015 photo can be seen here

Mikeyisirish on June 27, 2012 at 7:32 am

A 2011 photo can be seen here.

Celeste on August 16, 2011 at 9:22 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.

darquil on April 24, 2010 at 11:28 pm

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

terrywade on November 16, 2007 at 8:25 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!

terrywade on September 2, 2007 at 9:04 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?

longislandmovies on June 5, 2007 at 9:32 pm


kencmcintyre on November 28, 2005 at 2:36 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:

tbrejla1713 on September 12, 2004 at 9:01 am

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

psmerd on September 12, 2004 at 8:39 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 on August 15, 2004 at 2:28 pm

The theater has been lovingly restored by a staff of plucky volunteers.It actually seats 299 and must looks much like it did 67 years ago. The seats are big and cushy and the same George Lucas has at the nearby Skywalker Ranch. There is lots of room between rows. <y hats off to the group for saving this little gem.

psmerd on June 17, 2004 at 9:31 pm

William David was the architect of the Lark, Park and Noyo Theaters. They were built from 1937-1940.
Current reopening date of the Lark is July 9, 2004.

psmerd on May 15, 2004 at 7:20 am

The Lark is undergoing renovations and is scheduled to reopen in June, 2004. Its new seating capacity will be 246. See for more info.

William on December 5, 2003 at 3:31 pm

The Lark Theatre seated 398 people an dis located on Magnolia Ave..

GaryParks on December 5, 2003 at 1:53 pm

The Lark is one of three theatres in the Greater Bay Area designed from basically the same plan. All have identical vertical signs with space for four letters. The other two are the PARK in Lafayette, currently run by Rennaissance Rialto as a single screen firstrun/art house, and the NOYO in Willits, currently operating as a four-plex firstrun house.