Regal Ukiah Stadium 6

615 S. State Street,
Ukiah, CA 95482

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taushagriswold on November 18, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Actually the place was remodeled in the early 90s and that is when auditorium 5 & 6 were added. There was another remodel in 2004 but no auditoriums were added. They just added stadium seating to all the auditoriums in 2004. They also got rid of the arcade in 2004. The tower on State street, the outer walls of auditorium 1&2, and the “mushroom” pillars that are in the snack bar are all historical pieces and are not allowed to be altered. Before the remodel in the early 90s the pillars were put back to back and were in the center of a round snack bar that was centered in the front lobby. I worked there for over a decade and am familiar with the history. It is not owned by the city, it is still owned by George Mann. When George Mann sold Signature Theatres to Regal Cinemas he kept the locations in Montana and refused to sell the building located in Ukiah. Regal leases it from him. This was his favorite building and he would not part with it. At least this was still the case when I left in 2012. The old wooden stage (“Back stage” as we call it) is still there behind the screen of #1 and #2. There is also an apartment above the front lobby that used to house actors and actresses but is now occupied by the former GM’s husband. At least he still lived there in 2012.

Hoove on June 13, 2015 at 8:35 pm

I heard that the city owned this building. Regal must lease the place. There is an apartment upstairs where the owner of Redwood Theatres, Charles Mann stayed when he visited his NorCal theaters in the 30s-40s. A couple of them still exist such as Noyo Theatre, Fortuna, & Eurika. Hope that Regal treats the wonderful old building with respect.

Terry_Knapp on February 14, 2015 at 11:19 pm

I spent the happiest hours of my childhood and adolescence (1955-1970) in this theater. After not having been there in over forty years, I attended it about a year or so ago. Although I miss the experience of a single-screen venue, I was pleased to see how the theater has been cared for.

frenchjr25 on January 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Less than 5% of the original interior survives.

Mikeyisirish on June 27, 2012 at 9:45 am

A 2012 photo can be seen here.

juliagreen on March 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm

The trees don’t seem to be too oppressive to the view at this point in time. My GoogleEarth pics should be on the map shortly…

kencmcintyre on May 3, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Here is a three part ad that was in the Ukiah News in December 1955:

Friscoted on March 19, 2007 at 12:53 pm

My first job: Back in 73'-74' I was nine years old and bored. I walked into the Ukiah theatre while it was closed and asked the manager for a job. He handed me a coffee can and a putty knife and said scrape as much gum and candy off the floor as possible. I remember filling that can more than a few times.
I was paid in free passes and soda. It felt like I did that job for a year; it was probably more like a few weeks. I was very proud that I could take my family to the movies with my pay. I love that theatre.

stevebob on October 27, 2005 at 3:26 am

Pretty odd to see “Barbara Geddes” on the marquee in the pic above. Do you suppose they thought “Bel” was her middle name?

kencmcintyre on October 21, 2005 at 2:51 pm

One more from the UC Davis Collection:

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kencmcintyre on October 18, 2005 at 4:45 pm

An expanded view of the top photo:

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MAC on July 28, 2005 at 8:21 am

I started going to the Ukiah Theatre in the early sixties. My Dad took me to see Hatari when I was 5 or 6. During summer vacation they would have a free wednesday matinees, and every kid in Ukiah and the surrounding area would be there. In the late sixties I could buy a theatre ticket for 35 cents, and get a Jolly Rancher stick for a nickel. Times have sure changed…. Mike McInerney

frenchjr25 on October 7, 2004 at 1:04 pm

The Ukiah Theatre has recently been modernized. I have not been inside yet but do know that the last remaining component of the original auditorium was removed (the handrail for the raised seating in the back of the auditorium). The City of Ukiah underwent a giant tree planting campaign a few years ago and planted trees in the sidewalk right infront of the vertical sign. There are also powerlines and poles that make it hard to see the marquee unless you are very close to it.

The website for the Ukiah Theatre, which is now operated by Regal Entertainment, is

pcornell on December 6, 2003 at 12:02 pm

Please give me a website where I can read the reviews of current movies at the Ukiah Theatre. I go there weekly and need to read the reviews. Thank you.

Patricia Cornell

frenchjr25 on January 21, 2002 at 12:11 pm

Designed by William B. David who also did the Eureka Theatre in Eureka, California and the Tower Theatre in Klamath Falls, Oregon. For information on these theaters check out: