Flick Adult Theatre

325 E. Seventh Street,
Hanford, CA 93230

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Previously operated by: Robert L. Lippert Theatres Inc.

Previous Names: Royal Theatre, New Victory Theatre, Teatro Victory Tropical Theatre, Flick Theatre

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The Royal Theatre was opened on July 2, 1927 with Ken Maynard in “Senor Daredevil”. On August 14, 1943 it was renamed New Victory Theatre. It was closed on October 3, 1966.

It reopened as a Spanish language movie theatre and live theatre on July 13, 1967, renamed Tropical Theatre. It was closed on September 29, 1974. From August 9, 1975 it reopened as an adult movie theatre named Flick Theatre, last known as Flick Adult Theatre when it closed around 1981 and the building became vacant.

In April 2019 it is standing closed and unused. The facade is plain brick with three windows on the second floor. By 2005 the marquee had been removed as have the front entrance doors and wooden boards erected. There was still the remnant of the paybox at the entrance. It appears that the interior has been gutted.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 2, 2009 at 3:10 am

The Royal Theatre in Hanford was one of three houses taken over by Robert Lippert in 1942. Their former operator, Arthur Fukuda, closed them when, on March 27 that year, a curfew was imposed on Americans of Japanese ancestry.

The other Fukuda houses Lippert took over were in Sanger and in Guadalupe, California.

dallasmovietheaters on November 26, 2022 at 11:59 am

The Royal Theatre launched on July 2, 1927 with Ken Maynard in “Señor Daredevil.” On September 5, 1929, the Royal converted to sound. It closed for a refresh in December of 1942. Material shortages hampered the effort and under new operators, the Royal re-emerged as the more patriotically named, New Victory Theatre on August 14, 1943 with Don “Red” Barry in “Outlaws of Pine Ridge” supported by the Dead End Kids in “Let’s Get Tough.”

After failing with a first-run policy, the theatre became Teatro Victory not long thereafter on a 20-year run with films for Hispanic audiences.The Victory Theatre / Teatro Victory discontinued operations on October 3, 1966.But it was given a refresh becoming the atmospheric Tropical Theatre on July 13, 1967. The Tropical combined live Hispanic entertainment and Spanish-Language films until closing September 29, 1974 at end of lease. On August 9 1975, the theatre became the Flick Theater / Flick Adult Theatre running at least to 1981.

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