Theaters of San Jose
by Gary Lee Parks

Last Name/Place First Name Page # Image type Other information - Dr, Jr, wife of xxx, occupation, etc
Ackerman and Harris 35 text regional chain of theatres
American theatre 46 photo shows front of theatre and audience in line
Andreucetti Dorice 71 photo dancing teacher
Angels Ultra Lounge 57 photo/text 2008 another new name for original Gay Theatre
Arbuckle Roscoe Fatty 23 text ticket taker and mop boy
Atherton Faxon 65 photo photographer
Bates Blanche 10 Playbill actress
Beatty James 39 text/photo opened the Liberty in 1914
Beatty James 45 photo 1922 James Beatty took over the Hippodrome, changed name to the American.
Belasco David 10 Playbill presenter
Benson Victor A. 82 text Hester Theatre built on the site of his garage
Bergtold Chuck 6 text of acknowledgments thanked in acknowledgment
Binder William 25 text architect of the Jose
Binder William 35 text San Jose based theatre architect
Binder and Curtis 39 text/photo designed the Liberty
Binder and Curtis 45 photo designers of the American, with Weeks and Day
Binder and Curtis 54 2 photos architects of the Civic Auditorium and Montgomery Theatre.
Binder and Curtis 82 text designed the Haster Theatre
Binder and Curtis 85 text designed the Willow Glen
Binder and Curtis 112 text architects for the Casa Grande
Bondi John 6 text of acknowledgments thanked by author
Borg Richard 58 photo/text theatre operator
Borges Jose 43 photo Spanish-language movie exhibitor, Liberty was renamed the Mexico.
Borges Jose 76 photo/text theater operator
Borroughs Rosalie 86 text hostess at the Willow Glen
Burbank 97 photo
Burbank 98, 99, 100 photos
California theatre 62,63 photos
California theatre 64,65 photo interior photos
California theatre 66,67 photo
California theatre 78, 79 photos exterior and interior photos
California theatre 80 photo Exterior soon after 2004 gala reopening
Campbell 102 text 1931 Orchard City renamed the Campbell
Cantin Alexander 35 text father/son architect designers of the Studio
Cantin Alexander 58 photo/text theater designer
Cantin Alexander 97 text architect of the Burbank
Cantin McKanzie 97 text architect of the Burbank
Cantin McKenzie 35 text father/son architect designers of the Studio
Cantin McKenzie 58 photo/text theater designer
Casa Grande 112 text
Catalana Paul R 124 text promoter
Century theatres 121, 122 photos
Cinema 150 123 photo
Civic Auditorium 54 photos
Cormack Carmel 109 text owner of the Los Gatos
Crest Theatre 17 photos new name for Victory theatre, photos of theatre fire
Crest Theatre fire 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 photos
Cupp Don 103 text purchased the Gaslighter 1968
Cupp Faye 103 text purchased the Gaslighter 1969
Curlett and McCaw 10 text designers of the San Jose Theatre
Curtis Ernest N 25 text architect, later partnered with William Binder
Curtis Ernest N 35 text San Jose based theatre architect
Day William 61 text architect of the California Theatre
Day William 35 text San Francisco based theatre architect
Deichmann Otto A 16 drawings architect with plans for new Victory Theatre
Deichmann Otto A 87 drawing and text architect of the Garden theatre
DeLay Tom 6 text of acknowledgments thanked in acknowledgment
El Rancho Drive-In 124 photo
F/X Club 57 text 1989 new name for original Gay Theatre
Falvey Irma 63 text organist
Ford's Opera House 104,105, 106 photos
Fox 72 photos interior photos after California theatre renamed the Fox
Fox 73 photo interior and exterior photos
Fox 74,75 photo interior photo
Fox Bayshore Drive-In 125 photo
Franklin Theatre advertising curtain 112 photo
Frontier Auto Movie 126 photo
Gaetano Mark 103 text pianist, bought the gaslighter in 1980
Garden 87, 88,89 photos
Garden exterior 92, 93 photos
Garden exterior 94 photo exterior in 2008
Garden interior 90, 91 photos
Gaslighter 103 photo Campbell theatre renamed the Gaslighter
Gilbert and Sullivan Society of San Jose 55 photos performed in Montgomery theatre
Gore Bros 35 text incorporated as West Coast Theatres
Graumann Sidney Patrick Sid 21 text proprietor, Unique Theatre
Heinsbergen Anthony 89 text interior designer
Helgesen Terry 68, 69, 70 photos theatre pianist and movie palace photographer
Hester Theatre 82 photo San Jose's first neighborhood theatre
Jacks David 25 text entrepreneur behind the Jose
Jensen Carol 6 text of acknowledgments thanked in acknowledgment
Jolson Al 23 text debuted onstage
Kaplowitz Steve 6 text of acknowledgments thanked in acknowledgment
Kersken Herman 46 photo/text manager of the American Theatre
Koning Johan 6 text of acknowledgments Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association
Kopach Paul 6 text of acknowledgments Los Gatos Public Library
Kyprious Peter 112 text theatre operator
Lesser Sol 35 text incorporated as West Coast Theatres
Levin Ben 87 photo exhibitor, opened the Garden
Levin Ben 89 photo exhibitor, opened the Garden
Levin D. Ben 44 photo manager of the Hippodrome
Levin Steve 6 text of acknowledgments personal collection
Liberty theater 39 photo
Liberty theater 40 photo photo of interior
Lieber Signs 33 photos operated the theatre and the sign business upstairs
Lima Jimmy 87 photo exhibitor, opened the Garden
Lima Jimmy 89 photo exhibitor, opened the Garden
Lion Enno 82 text leased the Hester Theatre
Los Gatos 109, 110 text/photo Premier became the Los Gatos
Lyric Theatre 33 photos exterior of the Lyric Theatre
Markley Gary 20 text Crest's janitor
McKay DL 85 text the Willow Glen was the brainchild of DL McKay
Mexico 95, 96 photos
Mexico theatre 44 photo Liberty was renamed the Mexico.
Michaan Allen 93 text East Bay movie exhibitor
Mission theatre 38 photo 1927 theatre again renamed the Mission
Montgomery Shirlie 6 text of acknowledgments thanked in acknowledgment
Montgomery T.S. 54, 55 photos developed the Civic Auditorium and Montgomery Theatre.
Montgomery Theater 55 photos
Montgomery Theater 56 photo
Moon Danelle 6 text of acknowledgments Special Collections and Archives, San Jose State University
Moonlite Drive-In 125 photo
Moore Pat 111 text began the Vitaphone Saratoga
Moore Vi 111 text began the Vitaphone Saratoga
Morton organ 40 photo organist pictured is not named
Murphy Avenue Cinema 117 photo new name of the Sunnyvale theatre
Narveson Jim 6 text of acknowledgments City of Santa Clara History Collection, the Santa Clara Art and History Consortium
Newman Ted 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 photos photographer
Newman Ted 34 photo/text photographer outside the Lyric Theatre
Newman Ted 39 photo photographer of the Mission theatre in 1942
Newman Ted 41,42,43 photos photographer of the Liberty 1942 and 1944
Newman Ted 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 photo photographer of the State theater
Newman Ted 67 photo photographer
Newman Ted 82 photo photographer
Newman Theodore Ted 12,13,14, 15 photos photographer
Opera San Jose 55 photos performed in Montgomery theatre
Orchard City Theatre 102 text opened 1920 in Campbell
Padre theatre 52 2 photos
Padre theatre 53 2 photos
Parks Leah 6 text of acknowledgments author's mother- thanked in acknowledgment
Parks Rebecca June 6 text of acknowledgments author's wife- thanked in acknowledgment
Phelan James D 10 text real estate developer
Preddy Walter 87 photo exhibitor, opened the Garden
Premier 108 photos name changed from Strand to Premier
Pussycat theatre 57 photo changes to the Gay Theatre
Ramish Adolph 35 text incorporated as West Coast Theatres
Raney Vincent G 120 text architect
Rea Harold 44 photo played the organ at the Hippodrome
Reed Jim 6 text of acknowledgments History San Jose
Reed Kelly 6 text of acknowledgments editor- thanked in acknowledgment
Rosenthal E 82 text leased the Hester Theatre
Samis Milton 85 text manager
Schinahan Jan 39 text/photo accompanied the movies on the Morton theatre pipe organ
Schmidt Martin 6 text of acknowledgments thanked in acknowledgment
Schoppe Chuck 6 text of acknowledgments Saratoga Historical Foundation, Theatre Historical Society of America
Shaw Mason 57 photo 1970's showing adult movies
Shaw Mason 111 text operated the Saratoga
Spartan Drive-in 123 photo
Stark James 9 text opened the Stark Theatre
Stark Sarah Kirby 9 text opened the Stark Theatre
State theatre 46, 47 photo 1938 American is updated, named the State.
Stout III Edward Millington 80 text restored and maintain the theaters two Wurlitzer organs
Studio 59 photo 2008 original box office
Studio 58, 59 photos
Sullivan Leo 25 photo violinist and orchestra leader, historian
Sunnyvale 115, 116 photos
Syufy Raymond 120 text movie exhibitor
T&D Theatre 37 photo 1921 name change to T&D
T&D Theatre DeLuxe 36 two photos Turner and Dahnken opened Theatre DeLuxe on S First St. in 1912
Taylor Dick 80 text restored and maintain the theaters two Wurlitzer organs
the California 38 photo 1924 T&D acquired by West Coast Theatres renamed California
The Capitol Drive-In 126 photo
The Gay Theatre 56 photo
The Hippodrome 44 photo
The Market Street 34 photo short-lived theatre
The Santa Clara 112, 113, 114 photos the Cassa Grande became the Santa Clara in 1939
The Saratoga 111 photos
The Strand 107 photo/text
The Strand 114 photo downtown Sunnyvale
The Vogue 86 photo the Willow Glen became the Vogue
Theatre Jose 24 Playbill
Theatre Jose 25 photo exterior
Theatre Jose 26 photo interior with cast on stage
Theatre Jose 26, 27 photos exterior photos
Theatre Jose 28, 29, 30 photos interior photos of the Jose
Theatre Jose 30, 31 photos exterior photos of the Jose
Theatre Jose 32 photo modern view of the Jose marquee
Tillmany Jack 6 text of acknowledgments personal collection
Town and Country Cinema 116 photo Sunnyvale theatre became the Town and Country Cinema
Town and Country Theatre 122 photo
Towne theatre 83 photo
Towne theatre 84 photo
Tropicaire Twin Vue 124 photo
Turner and Dahnken T&D 35 text regional chain of theatres
UA 51 photo theatre's final name change to UA, the logo of United Artists
Unique Theatre 21 playbill
Unique Theatre 24 photo exterior damage following 1906 earthquake
Vasconcellas John 112 text theatre operator
Victory Theatre 11 photo interior
Victory Theatre 11 photo interior with damage from 1906 earthquake
Victory Theatre 12 photo interior audience
Wallbridge Buell 107 text conducted the Strand orchestra
Wallbridge Helen 107 text pianist at the Strand
Weeks Charles Peter 35 text San Francisco based theatre architect
Weeks Charles Peter 61 text architect of the California Theatre
Weeks and Day 45 photo designers of the American, with Binder and Curtis
Willow Glen 85, 86 photo
Wolf Fanchon 61 text brother and sister vaudeville impresarios
Wolf Marco 61 text brother and sister vaudeville impresarios
Wurlitzer organ 44 photo pictured organist is not named
Zelinski Louis 108 text manager of the Premier