Studio Theatre

448 W. Base Line Street,
San Bernardino, CA 92410

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Previously operated by: Cabart Theaters Corp, Century Theatres, Fox West Coast Theatres, General Cinema Corp., Pacific Theatres

Architects: Walter L. Culver Sr.

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Cine Latino Estudio San Bernardino, Studio Cinema

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This is the screen. Honestly!!

The Studio Theatre was opened June 25, 1936 with Miriam Hopkins in “These Three” & Phil Regan in “Laughing Irish Eyes”. It was operated by the Cabart Theaters Corp. chain. By 1943 it was operated by Fox West Coast Theatres. On May 7, 1978 it was renamed Cine Latino Estudio San Bernardino and began screening Spanish language movies. In 1981 it returned to English language films, operating as the Studio Cinema. It was closed on January 28, 1988. It was demolished around Fall of 2006.

Contributed by William Gabel

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 29, 2009 at 3:12 am

The Studio was opened by Cabart Theatres in 1936. The construction announcement appeared in Southwest Builder & Contractor of November 22, 1935. The installation of sound equipment at the Studio was mentioned in Motion Picture Herald of March 7, 1936.

TLSLOEWS on December 29, 2009 at 10:59 am

Nice name and Marquee.

William on April 13, 2010 at 11:56 am

Theatre was demolished, someone said back in the Fall of 2006.
Yahoo Map and Bing still show the theatre standing, but Google maps shows the most current shot of an empty lot where the theatre once stood. With a For Sale sign on it.

doubleAA on October 3, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Before demo I aquired the STUDIO marquee sign and contacts.

rivest266 on May 25, 2015 at 3:54 pm

June 25th, 1936 grand opening ad in photo section

DavidZornig on May 14, 2019 at 7:19 am

I uploaded what might possibly be the Studio vertical sign, but with the colors reversed from the original. The shape is the same. Maybe doubleAA above can confirm if it was changed in the `60s. If not, I will continue to search for which Studio Theatre it may be.

MichaelKilgore on August 14, 2019 at 8:11 am

“Fred Stein, Fred Stein Enterprises, acquired the Studio Theatre in San Bernardino, formerly operated by Pacific Drive-In Theatres, effective June 15” — Boxoffice, June 13, 1960

rivest266 on March 14, 2021 at 1:44 pm

This became Cine Latino Estudio San Bernardino on May 7th, 1978. Grand opening ad posted.

dallasmovietheaters on April 19, 2021 at 5:47 pm

Architectural plans for the modest $70,000 venue were made by Walter L., Culver, Sr. of San Bernardino for Cabart Theatres Circuit in 1935. In 1990, the theater showed up on the delinquent tax roster and was auctioned off. The theatre appears to have ceased operations on January 28, 1988 - likely at the end of a 10-year leasing agreement - with “Cold Steel” and “Rolling Vengeance.”

dallasmovietheaters on April 20, 2021 at 7:48 am

In 1981, it was renamed the Studio Cinema and returned to English-language films for the next five years. It then reverted back to the moniker of Studio Theatre in its final months of operation.

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