Granada Theatre

17440 Monterey Road,
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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Opened in 1952, other than being twinned down the middle, this cozy postwar theatre has changed very little. It takes its name from an older Granada Theatre which stood across the street and burned.

Moderne style murals of flamingoes, herons, and magnolias against a crimson background lined the sidewalls. Swirling Moderne style flourishes decorated the ceiling between the air vents.

The Granada Theatre was closed in November 2005. It was sold to a property developer who owns the adjacent Downtown Mall. The building was gutted internally and is now in use as a banquet hall.

Contributed by Gary Parks

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

noe on May 5, 2009 at 4:06 am

To all who are concerned – the Granada is scheduled to be demolished to make room for new development. If you are interested in saving the Granada be loud and be active. We can stop this if we only care enough to make our voices heard. Since the City bought it (with our money)– it is Our Theater. I can’t stand to think that it is going away to make room for more parking. A multi plex in the next block is NOT the Granada. Stand up and be counted or don’t complain when it is gone.

noe on June 14, 2009 at 12:50 am

We have set up a petition on line at for any and all to voice their opinion about demolishing these old treasures. Help us out. Thanks

noe on December 13, 2009 at 6:14 pm

We now have a fan page on Facebook for Save the Granada – please go on to facebook and become a fan of Save the Granada, also sign our on line petition at We are also looking to widen our advisory board – if you are interested please contact us at We are making a big push with the City of Morgan Hill Monday and need all the help we can get.

CSWalczak on October 9, 2012 at 2:19 am

Some good news about the Granada: a group of volunteers has cleaned up and made needed repairs to get the theater reopened for a local film festival. They hope that these efforts may eventually lead to the theater’s ongoing revival. View article

Patsy on October 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm

A fellow CT friend sent me the article featured in the recent “CSWalczak” post. Nice story that shows with concerned citizens it can be done!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 8, 2018 at 3:30 am

Opened in 1952, the Granada was designed by Gale Santocono using a plan very similar to that of the slightly larger Seavue Theatre at Pacifica, opened the previous year.

Trolleyguy on August 8, 2018 at 3:11 pm

The Granada has been gutted and turned into a banquet hall. There is a small stage for performances but no films mentioned. Website:

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