Melody Twins

1792 Moorpark Road,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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Architects: George T. Kirkpatrick

Previous Names: Melody Theatre

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Photo courtesy of Jacki Staley Cozad via Facebook.

Located in the Park Oaks Shopping Center. The $250,000, 650-seat Melody Theatre, developed by Harry Rosenberg and owned by Jack Grossman, opened on October 13, 1965 with Patty Duke in “Billie” plus a major studio preview. The theater, designed by George Kirkpatrick, became a twin theater on December 7, 1972 presumably by dividing the original auditorium.

On August 4, 1996 the Los Angeles Times reported the closing of the Melody Theatre. Growing competition from newer and larger chain theaters was said to be the reason for the closure. The Daily News of Los Angeles noted that Sally Sung had been the loyal manager since 1981.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 17, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Google Maps has its pin icon way off again. The Melody Theatre was on the east side of Moorpark Road just south of Columbia Road, somewhat more than a mile south of the pin’s location. I’ve moved Street View. The entire shopping center in which the theater was located has been rebuilt, so the Melody Theatre has been demolished.

rivest266 on March 30, 2023 at 1:14 pm

Two screens on December 7th, 1972. 1965 and 1972 grand opening ad posted.

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