Mariposa Theatre

CA-49 and 7th Street,
Mariposa, CA 95338

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Functions: Gymnasium

Styles: Rustic

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Former Mariposa Theatre

Located on Charles Street (today CA-49) between 6th Street and 7th Street. The Mariposa Theatre was opened in 1935 and was first operated by Boeck family (Frank & Lorraine). From around 1945 to 1955 it was operated by Richard & Lila Evans. It continued until the early-1960’s. Today it operates as a gymnasium.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 25, 2011 at 5:41 am

The Mariposa might have opened in 1935. The California Index has a card citing a July 13, 1935, item in Motion Picture Herald saying that Frank Boeck and Ray Harper had opened a theater in Mariposa. I can’t find Mariposa mentioned in Boxoffice at all.

JohnRice on October 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I met a gentleman in Mariposa this week who told me that as a high school student he was the last projectionist at the Mariposa Theatre before it closed. He wasn’t sure of the exact closing date but thought it was in the early 1960’s shortly after he graduated from high school. He said the theatre was located in the still standing structure at 5041 Highway 140 (Charles Street in the old days) between 6th Street and 7th Street which now houses a gym. A walking tour map of the city from the local History Society seems to confirm this location.

MichaelKilgore on October 27, 2023 at 5:34 pm

Motion Picture Herald, April 24, 1954: “A. R. Michael took over the Mariposa at Mariposa, from R. G. Allen."

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