Roy's Photoplay Theatre

261 California Drive,
Burlingame, CA 94010

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Additional Info

Architects: John J. Foley

Functions: Gymnasium

Nearby Theaters

Roy’s Photoplay Theatre operated from 1913 to around 1918. After closing, the building was moved to 261 California Drive and converted into a pool hall. In 2016 it is a gymnasium named Dethrone.

Contributed by Lost Memory

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 6, 2010 at 6:38 am

Roy’s Photoplay Theatre opened on March 5, 1913, according to a draft inventory of buildings in Burlingame, prepared as part of the city’s downtown planning process. The theater was designed by a local architect, J.J. Foley.

According to the inventory, the building as it is today probably “…does not retain sufficient integrity….” to qualify it for placement on the state or national historic registers.

davidcoppock on August 1, 2017 at 3:58 am

Does anyone know of any other cinema/theatre buildings being moved to another location? Is it known what the original address was and is there anything there now on the original site?

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.