Victor Theatre

16841 D Street,
Victorville, CA 92392

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Previously operated by: Western Amusement Company Inc.

Previous Names: Victorville Theatre

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The Victorville Theatre was opened on May 26, 1945 with Fay Emerson in “Hotel Berlin”. Archives of the Victorville Daily Press say that the Victorville Theatre, which was located in the Halstead building, was taken over by Jack Baldock in 1947 but he closed it in 1950 after he opened the El Rancho Theatre, a block away on 6th Street. The theatre was then used by the Western Amusement company as storage.

A California historical marker points out that the Halstead building housed the first bank in Victorville. The Southwest Portland Cement Company built it in 1917 and according to the Daily Press had been owned by the Robertson family for three generations.

At 7:45 am on April 2, 2010, a fire gutted the building, which was home to five stores that unfortunately shared a common attic. The fire department said the loss was put in the millions. Arson was suspect as there has lately been a series of suspicious fires in the Old Town area.

Fortunately the Route 66 museum, which is separated from the building by a parking lot, was saved from the blaze as they have a photograph of the Victor Theatre and other old Victorville theatre information.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 25, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Thanks Ron,interesting story,but sad.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 29, 2010 at 5:05 am

HELP! I couldn’t find anything about the Victor Theater at the Victor Theater Website??

Anyone have more info or photos?

Part of the 1942 movie THE HARVEY GIRLS was filmed in this area.

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans lived nearby.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm

The Victor Theatre might have been the house called the Victorville Theatre that was on the “New Theatres” list in the May 21, 1936, issue of The Film Daily.

dallasmovietheaters on August 22, 2021 at 7:44 pm

The New Victor Theatre opened May 26, 1945 with Faye Emerson in “Hotel Berlin."9 The Mesa Theatre was the local movie house that launched in 1936.)

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