Avalon Theatre

629 Escobar Street,
Martinez, CA 94553

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: T & D Jr. Enterprises

Architects: William H. Weeks

Styles: Spanish Colonial

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Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre was opened on July 22, 1931 with Edna May Oliver in “Laugh and Get Rich”. It was taken over by T & D Jr. Enterprises in December 1933. It was closed around 1958.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre on June 7, 2007 at 8:06 pm

This December 1933 article was in the Oakland Tribune:

Chain Group Buys Martinez Theater

MARTINEZ, Dec. 18â€"Sale of the Avalon Theater to T & D Jr. Enterprises, operator of the State Theater, Martinez' second playhouse, was announced today. At the same time it was stated that the Avalon will be closed temporarily for repairs. J. N. Tocchini, who opened the Avalon two years ago, will devote his interests to theaters which he operates in Napa and Santa Rosa.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 8, 2011 at 6:05 am

The June, 1930, issue of The Architect and Engineer said that William H. Weeks would be the architect of a new theater to be built at Martinez.

Prof David Ducay
Prof David Ducay on June 25, 2015 at 5:40 pm

The Avalon Theatre may have Opened in 1931 and Closed around circa 1958 based on some of the Citizens who grew up in the town of Martinez, Ca.

pnelson on June 25, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Great marquee and signage. Pic is wonderful too.

pnelson on July 5, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Nice spanish looking exterior and great marquee.

Prof David Ducay
Prof David Ducay on November 12, 2018 at 9:08 am

According to old timer Martinez citizens the street numbers on Escobar St. were redone and the new building where the Avalone Theatre was located is now the Contra Costa Community College District. (Escobar St. and Court St.)

rivest266 on March 4, 2024 at 12:10 pm

Closed in December 1952.

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