219 E. Seaside Way,
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Previously operated by: Far West Theatres Inc.
Firms: Boller Brothers
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Ritz Theatre, Capitol Theatre
Opened as the Ritz Theatre on May 24, 1925 with Bebe Daniels in “The Crowded Hour” plus on the stage a musical revue “The 1925 Edition of Medal Winners” and 4-acts of vaudeville. It was equipped with a Robert Morton theatre pipe organ. The name was soon changed to Capitol Theatre on November 4, 1925 when it was operated by the L. Lou Bard chain Far West Theatres Inc. It was badly damaged by an earthquake on March 10, 1933 and it was remodeled to the plans of architect H. Alfred Anderson.
By 1938 it had been renamed Tracy Theatre. It was still open in 1956, but had closed by 1957. It was demolished in late-March 1974.
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