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Golden State Theatre

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Identification

Golden State Theatre
320708

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
spanish colonial revival

Usages

cinema concert location theater/opera
shop(s)

Facts

  • The theatre boasts a 35-foot proscenium arch with an orchestra pit.
  • Recent renovations downsized capacity to 1300 seats.
  • When the 1600-seat theatre opened, it was the largest movie theatre/performance center between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
  • The atmospheric, Spanish Moorish-style theatre features an auditorium that gives the feeling of being in an outdoor Spanish courtyard.
  • The "new" Mighty Wurlitzer, replacing the original 1926 organ, was built in 1928, installed in 1992 and first played in Monterey in December 1993.
  • Home to the Monterey Symphony, Monterey Opera, and the Monterey Peninsula Choral Society.
  • Owned by Warren Dewey, a retired sound engineer from Los Angeles, who moved to Monterey, bought the theater in 2004 and renovated it.
  • This theatre was the first to show talking pictures on the Monterey Peninsula beginning in 1929.

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Location

417 Alvarado Street
417 Alvarado Street
93940
Monterey
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

37.00 ft
3
1925
1926
2006

Involved Companies

Reid & Reid

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • State/province landmark
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