1115 Solano Avenue,
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Landmark Theatres(USA) (Official)
Operated by: Landmark Theatres (USA)
Previously operated by: Pacific Theatres
Functions: Movies (Independent)
Styles: Art Deco
Built in the 1920’s as a meeting hall/ dance hall, it was converted into a movie theatre in 1935. An unsung yet reliable theater showing often offbeat films; originally a single-screen, the balcony was converted to a second theater in the early-1970’s.
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Whoever last updated this appears to have set it with Landscape rather than Portrait!!!!!
Nice touch of history from the Landmark website recommended by Lost Memory, but the site got one thing wrong—-the Albany was plexed at least five years prior to 1979 (I saw “Young Frankenstein” there in late 1974—-in the upstairs theater; meaning the theater was plexed no later than earlier that year).
And something STILL must be done about that Landscape setting!!!!!
When the theatre was a single screen house it seated 650 people.
A view in the upstairs auditorium.
This theatre needs a major remodel job. Landmark won’t spend a dime on it. Needs curtains fixed and working. The stereo sound needs a upgrade, the surrounds are never on. The little art deco lights on the side are dirty and dusty. The out side is the wrong color. The only good thing is the lobby. I have never been upstairs in the twin. Landmark runs the California also, I think they just lease both theatres and won’t spend any money on them. The people of the east bay need better art theatres.
Wonder if that noisy heater that hangs from the ceiling in the front right corner of the downstairs auditorium has been replaced or quieted down. The last time I saw a movie there it kept cycling on and off every 10 minutes or so and really disrupted the sound track. Haven’t been back since.
When the Albany was showing Atonement in 2008, the marquee read:
What a great joke. Does anyone have a picture of that?
Now Showing at the Cinema, May 3 1975, “THE BLACK GODFATHER” and a X rated late show called “THE MANICURIST"
October 15 1973 and i know its out of order,but "SANTEE” with Glenn Ford is playing.
Jan 2 1977 and these classics are burning the screen up, “FISTFUL OF HELL” and “KUNG FU MASTER”.
A 2012 photo can be seen here.