Uptown Theatre

2525 MacDonald Avenue,
Richmond, CA

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One of Richmond’s lost theaters.

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William
William on February 4, 2004 at 1:05 pm

The Uptown Theatre seated 1200 people.

JohnRice
JohnRice on May 20, 2004 at 5:55 pm

The Uptown was a second run Blumenfeld chain theatre when I was growing up in the 1950’s. It featured three double feature program changes a week, evening shows only on weekdays, matinees on weekends. On Saturday they offered us kids three features (their regular program plus a bonus feature), 7 cartoons, a newsreel, previews and a raffle for a bicycle. You would go in at 10 am and come out at 4 or 5 pm. It closed down in 1956 or 1957. I vividly remember walking by the theatre the day after it closed (a surprise to me). They were already taking equipment out and the manager was standing there with tears in his eyes…as much as I loved movies and the Uptown, I felt like crying too!

GaryParks
GaryParks on February 23, 2005 at 12:45 pm

The Uptown still stands, though its substantial concrete shell now houses a senior citizens center.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 28, 2005 at 3:46 pm

Does anyone know if the Uptown in San Francisco is listed under another name?

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