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The New State Theatre

Front page news article in the Livermore Journal, 24 December 1931, regarding the opening of the “New” State theatre in Livermore.

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GaryParks
GaryParks on February 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

James B. Lima—the manager in the above article, was later partner in some theatres in San Jose, including the Garden, in Willow Glen, and the Burbank, in the unincorporated Burbank neighborhood. His partner in these ventures was Ben Levin.

mbbeaudet
mbbeaudet on June 22, 2021 at 1:33 pm

James B. Lima was my grandfather. My mom grew up in Livermore, where she met my dad. They we’re married in 1947 and both families moved to San José, where my grandfather and Ben Levin continued building and buying theatres. These included the Garden (where I spent much of my childhood), the Crest/Victory, the Liberty, and the José.

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