Avenal Theater

233 East Kings Street,
Avenal, CA 93204

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: T & D Jr. Enterprises

Architects: William D. Coates

Functions: Special Events

Styles: Art Deco

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The theater was built in 1935 by R. D. Moore Construction to a design by architect W.D. Coates. By 1941 it was operated by T & D Jr. Enterprises. The city partnered for a 1998 restoration.

The theater was destroyed by fire November 15, 2003. It was rebuilt and reopened in May 2010.

Contributed by Brian Hunt

Recent comments (view all 23 comments)

kencmcintyre on April 7, 2010 at 2:37 pm

A hundred years from now? I don’t think I can make that one.

kencmcintyre on April 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm

As someone already noted, you have to list the address as Kings Street, not King. Otherwise the map view puts you in Kettleman City.

terryheadrick on June 11, 2010 at 7:42 pm

World premiere of “Stricken” on June 25 at the Avenal Theater.

MJuggler on June 15, 2010 at 12:20 am

Congratulations! I can’t wait for the next road trip to check it out!

lisakayaks on April 28, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Thought I’d add another shot of this beautiful marquee: View link

Mikeyisirish on June 27, 2012 at 7:37 am

A few 2012 photos can be seen here, here and here.

Mikeyisirish on January 4, 2013 at 10:04 am

…the status should be “open” and no longer restoring…

GaryParks on January 19, 2017 at 10:55 pm

I have been by the Avenal a couple of times in the past year, and it seems that they are no longer showing movies, just hosting occasional events for the town, such as meetings.

cinecityposters on April 19, 2020 at 11:47 pm

A long shot, but does anyone out there know when any of the Frankenstein films showed here or anywhere in Coalinga. Trying to identifying the year when my mother had to leave a Frankenstein film to take her frightened younger sister home.

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