Center Theatre

5510 Franklin Boulevard,
Sacramento, CA 95820

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Previous Names: Sequoia Theatre

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Opened as the Sequoia Theatre on October 21, 1948 with Fred Astaire in “Blue Skies” & Donald O'Connor in “Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin'”. It wes refurbished and became the Center Theatre on November 21, 1956, re-opening with “Bing Croby in "High Society” & Marilyn Monroe in “Bus Stop”. It was closed in 1957. The site is now a parking lot for a shopping plaza.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 26, 2014 at 8:24 pm

The 400-seat Sequoia Theatre that was listed in the 1926 FDY was not this house, but the one downtown on K Street which later became the Sierra Theatre and finally the State Theatre.

In 1926 this stretch of Franklin Boulevard was probably still lined with bean fields. CinemaTour lists the Sequoia/Center Theatre on Franklin Boulevard as having opened in 1949. I see no reason to doubt it. The Sequoia is listed in the 1950 FDY with 900 seats.

rivest266 on May 1, 2019 at 10:08 pm

This opened as Sequoia on October 21st, 1948. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on May 1, 2019 at 10:40 pm

and reopened as the Centre on November 21st, 1956 Another ad posted.

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