Brockway Theatre

8700 N. Lake Boulevard,
Kings Beach, CA 95719

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Brockway twin in 2012

Located in the Brockway section of Kings Beach. Built in late-1940’s and opened by May 1949. The theatre was a 300-seat single screen and was operated by William L. Tamblyn it was sold in the 1980’s to North Shore Theatres and was remodeled into a two-screen theatre with seating for 120 & 121. It closed in the early-2000’s. It still stands vacant in April 2022. I am unsure if it still retains furnishings. I was projectionist there from 1969 until 1970. It operated year-round.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 11, 2024 at 5:22 pm

A Coldwell-Banker real estate listing for this building posted in 2012 said that it was set up as a twin screen theater but that the interior improvements all belonged to the tenant. Seating capacities at that time were listed as 120 and 121 seats. The property was sold that year and the theater was apparently closed at that time.

The listing said that the building was built in 1950, but that can’t be right, as the Brockway was mentioned in the May 28, 1949 issue of Boxoffice. The item said that the Ed Rowden Theatre Service was doing the buying and booking for Tom Lucas' Brockway Theatre and Vern Shattuck’s Tahoe Theatre at Kings Beach. This is the only mention of either the Brockway or the Tahoe Theatre I’ve been able to find in the trades.

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