49 S. Main Street,
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Colfax Theatre (Official)
Architects: Jay Hyde
Styles: Streamline Moderne
News About This Theater
- Feb 20, 2004 — Today's Newsreel
Colfax is an old gold mining town from the 1849 gold rush in Northern California. The Colfax Theatre was opened in 1939 with 394 seats, and was a replacement for an earlier Colfax Theatre, located on Depot Street, which burnt down (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures). It was renovated in 1988-1989 to the plans of Sacramento architect Jay Hyde.
When you first enter the theatre you will see a display of the historic old movie equipment. The Colfax Theatre played current running films for $6.50; there are never any large crowds.
It was the best place to be for the opening night of a big movie. Best buy around too, and well worth the 15-20 minute drive coming from Auburn or Grass Valley (many drive up from Sacramento (45miles). The Colfax Theatre was closed in around November 2008. It was reopened December 2014 as a live music venue, with occasional movies. It was closed January 1, 2018. It reopened in October 2020.
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