Weed Palace Theater

180 Main Street,
Weed, CA 96094

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Thanks JuliaG.Have a great night.

juliagreen
juliagreen on March 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Poor little Weed. It isn’t even in Humboldt County!

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 29, 2009 at 12:42 pm

I was going to see a movie there,but I forgot.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 3, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Oh by the way do they have a smoking section?

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 3, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I bet they sell a lot of popcorn there!!!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 16, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Somebody will smoke it out eventually.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 16, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Hopefully you can weed out all this information. Keep us posted.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 16, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Oh, there should probably also be an aka of Palace Theatre. The only reference to the name I can find comes from the May, 1985, issue of Boxoffice, which refers to “…Main Street Amusement’s Palace Theatre in Weed, Calif….” but there might be old ads or listings confirming the name somewhere. I’ll be on the lookout for them.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 16, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Though later issues of Boxoffice Magazine call it simply the Weed Theatre, the earliest references to this house I can find in Boxoffice date from 1945, and these call the house the New Weed Theatre. All these items have to do with the installation of new projection equipment. The August 11 issue says “The New Weed Theatre in Weed will soon be equipped with an improved projection room.”

That Moderne front doesn’t look like anything built in the 1920s, even in a major metropolis, let alone a small town like Weed. If the theater dates from the 1920s, a major remodeling must have been done. That would probably account for the use of the name New Weed Theatre in the 1945 articles. The name dates to at latest 1937, as a card in the California Index cites a Motion Picture Herald item from June 12, 1937, about the New Weed Theatre.

So, there should be aka’s of Weed Theatre and New Weed Theatre.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 26, 2005 at 6:52 pm

I can’t find the theater in this picture, but any town named Weed deserves at least one photo, don’t you agree?

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HowieT
HowieT on December 9, 2003 at 10:41 pm

I was one of the last film buyers who booked this house back in
the mid 80’s when it was operated by an independent named
Stan Strain. It was a steady little grosser. Stan retired
and closed the venue. At a later date, it reopened under the
auspices of one of the Naify’s.
I will always have a fondness for The Palace. I am so glad
that it is now preserved and useful for another owner.

William
William on December 9, 2003 at 12:35 pm

When the Weed Theatre was a movie theatre it seated 701 people.