Teatro

624 S. Oxnard Boulevard and W. 6th Street,
Oxnard, CA 93030

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future
future on June 18, 2011 at 6:59 am

Looking for old photos of this theater. Need to restore the neon & wonder if there are any photos people have? Thanks in advance

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on June 24, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Article on the future of the Teatro in the local alt-weekly:
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futurelight
futurelight on July 12, 2009 at 6:05 pm

Am looking for a small old ticket booth for the front lobby area. I will post some photos when the neon is restored. If any one has photos other than the ones posted on this site please contact me at

futurelight
futurelight on July 12, 2009 at 6:03 pm

The outside of the Teatro Theatre will be restored soon. The neon and lighting on the building will be restored. The building needs an earthquake retrofit so once that is completed it open again for general use.

There are not many features left inside. The seats had been removed and the floor is now level. It has potential for a creative use post production studio,music studio or sound stage. The is a stage inside
and the building is 7500 square feet.

The work will be completed by the end of 2009.

theaterfinder
theaterfinder on September 2, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Does anyone know what the inside of the theater looks like now? Are there still theater seats and a big screen or is it completely gutted out?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 3, 2008 at 6:52 pm

You can see some of the theater in this film, I would assume;
http://tinyurl.com/5soap8

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 26, 2007 at 3:50 am

Here is a story from the LA Times dated 4/10/93:

In the latest blow to a downtown struggling to revive itself, Oxnard’s cornerstone movie house has closed. Poor attendance and a recent drop in the production of Mexican films caused the demise of the Teatro Boulevard, the only Spanish-language theater in Ventura County, owners said. “It’s a tired old theater and there’s not much product anymore,” said general manager Jose Romo. “People just stopped coming.” In its heyday, the 65-year-old brick and stucco theater on Oxnard Boulevard drew large crowds of recent immigrants and migrant workers, Romo said. “We had romance, comedy, mariachi-oriented pictures,” said Romo, who managed the theater for 25 years. “For many people, it was the main source of entertainment.” Daniel Masias, 42, remembers going to the theater as a child. “Me and my friends would ride our bikes from El Rio every Saturday,” he said. “We loved seeing the cowboy movies in Spanish.” Although Masias said he is sad to see the theater close, he said he prefers watching movies on his videocassette recorder at home. “It’s cheaper and more convenient,” he said. “I don’t come downtown that much anymore.” A few blocks away, Bernardo Castellanos, owner of Fifth Street Video, said his business is up 20% since the theater closed a week ago. “Almost all of my business is Spanish,” he said. “Since the theater closed, everyone is coming here.” Metropolitan Theaters Corp., which operated the 750-seat Teatro, runs about 15 Spanish-language theaters throughout the Southland, Romo said. The Oxnard theater shutdown is the most recent in a string of half a dozen closings over the last several years, Romo said. The company is seeking a tenant to sublease the property until its lease expires in January, 1995. Oxnard Councilman Andres Herrera, who remembers dancing the polka in a performance onstage at the theater as a child, said the closing hurts the ailing downtown area. “Things are difficult everywhere, but the closing is especially unfortunate for that area,” said Herrera, who runs a business near the theater. “It’s another space we need to fill as we work to bring business back downtown.”

Although the theater falls within the bounds of a 50-block area of Oxnard targeted for urban renewal, the city has “no immediate plans for that building,” said Dennis Matthews, administrator of the city’s Redevelopment Agency. Meanwhile American Family Theatres plans to reopen a three-screen movie house at the Esplanade Shopping Center in May. The theater will show second-run movies at a reduced price, said company president Tom Brand.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 5, 2005 at 1:34 am

Here is an early shot of the Teatro. I won’t ask if it’s the right theater this time:

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics07/00023181.jpg

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on October 27, 2005 at 5:16 am

lostmemory, that photograph must’ve been taken many years ago – the conquistador/native mural is long-gone, and someone had installed a window about halfway up the left side of the marquee. Additionally, the Oxnard Theatre was known as the Fox Oxnard from 1969 to 1980. I was vaguely aware of it being in downtown Oxnard but never went inside before it was demolished.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 22, 2005 at 6:45 am

ken mc; the excellent photo you posted above asking ‘Is this the same theater?’ is not the Teatro Theatre. It is the Oxnard Theatre, 525 A Street, Oxnard, CA which had 900 seats. It has been demolished and currently does not have a listing here on Cinema Treasures.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 21, 2005 at 11:23 pm

This picture of the Teatro is from the City of Oxnard:

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 21, 2005 at 11:05 pm

Is this the same theater?

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 17, 2005 at 9:15 pm

$1,100 to buy the theater? I’ll take it.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on May 23, 2005 at 2:07 am

Theater for sale listed at 1,095.00

FoxFan
FoxFan on May 22, 2005 at 9:13 pm

The 14 Plex going into Downtown Oxnard CA is the reason the LEASE SIGN dictates “CHURCH USE ONLY!”

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on February 14, 2005 at 1:50 am

Iglesia Universal has moved out and the theatre is now empty and for rent / lease; the real estate agency sign notes that it’s “for church”.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 19, 2005 at 3:55 pm

So what happened to the sound stage and recording studio?

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on September 10, 2004 at 6:33 am

It’s now operating as another arm of the monotheistically octopoid known as Iglesia Universal, which operates out of the State Theatre on Broadway in Los Angeles and the Granada Theatre on Avalon in Wilmington.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on May 18, 2004 at 10:28 pm

Every time I drive by, it seems to be some kind of daycare(!) situation in the lobby. Shall investigate further.

sdoerr
sdoerr on April 13, 2004 at 4:04 am

Erikanthony did it open?

William
William on November 14, 2003 at 12:57 am

The Teatro is located at 624 Oxnard Blvd.. The theatre opened as the Boulevard Theatre and it seated 775 people.