Crystal Theatre

414 N. Main Street,
Porterville, CA 93257

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Previously operated by: Principal Theaters Corp. of America

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Crystal Theatre

The Crystal Theatre was opened prior 1919 when it was listed with 200 seats. It was 1941 was listed as (Closed) in 1941. It had reopened by 1943 when it was operated by the Principal Theaters Corp. of America chain. It was still open in 1956 but had closed by 1957.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 31, 2017 at 9:03 am

The Crystal Theatre is mentioned in the May 2, 1919, issue of Southwest Builder & Contractor

“Porterville—The Crystal Theater, Gus Gemanis, manager, will be enlarged and remodeled. … An addition will be built to the rear of the building and the lobby will be finished in marble.”
A biographical sketch of Charles William Eyer said that he bought the Crystal Theatre after moving to Porterville in 1920. By the late 1940s, all four of Porterville’s movie houses, including the Crystal, were owned by the Howell family.

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