Broadway Theatre

815 Broadway,
San Diego, CA 92101

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Broadway Theatre

The Broadway Theatre opened on August 3, 1914 with Edith Storey in “The Christian”. It was a single auditorium theatre located on Broadway at 8th Street. In later years it screened Asian and Spanish movies. It was demolished in the 1980’s. It had very nice terrazzo entrance. Once part of a small chain operated along with the Spreckels Theatre and Tower Theatre.

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JayAllenSanford on September 22, 2010 at 12:28 am

The Broadway Theater on 8th and Broadway downtown began showing Asian flicks around the same time as the State Theater on El Cajon Boulevard, in October 1980. From 1976 thru 1980, the Broadway had been showing Spanish films (and American movies dubbed or subtitled in Spanish), but the Broadway theater owner Jacqueline Littlefied – who also owned the Spreckels Theaters further down Broadway – terminated the Spanish operators' lease (alleging poor building upkeep) and gave operation of the Broadway to the same Asian owner who took over the State Theater, Thoat Tang Minh.

rivest266 on April 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

This opened on August 3rd, 1914. Ad in photo section.

Gregory May
Gregory May on February 10, 2014 at 9:57 pm

That corner is unrecognizable, both parking lots now. I hate that.

scrimbo on May 9, 2019 at 11:14 am

I worked there in the 70’s shortly…then at the Spreckles…in 75 it was running 76 it was running regular movies…then changed to Spanish by the owner of the Bay Cinema in National City…

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