Palace Theatre

245 Black Diamond Street,
Pittsburg, CA 94565

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Pittsburg: Palace Theatre, early-view.

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The Palace Theatre was opened in 1910. In 1941 thru 1943 it was listed as (Closed). It had reopened by 1950 and continued to operate until the 1960’s. It was demolished in the 1970’s.

Contributed by Ralph Soliz

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 27, 2017 at 7:52 pm

The Palace Theatre was built by and originally operated by Sylvester Enea and his brother-in-law, David Solari. Solari, who had studied engineering for two years, acted as architect, as well as managing the theater once it opened.

This web page at Silent Era says that the Palace opened in 1910 and originally seated 600. It finished its run in the 1960s as a Spanish language movie house, and was demolished for the town’s urban renewal project in the 1970s.

The page quotes a 1911 magazine article about the Palace which notes that it had a “Welts Orchestrion”, which probably should have read Welte Orchestrion. In its early days the Palace also presented vaudeville on weekends.

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