Guild Theater

2828 35th Street,
Sacramento, CA 95817

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MichaelKilgore on October 10, 2021 at 9:20 am

Adding a name. Motion Picture Herald, Aug. 23, 1952: “Anson Longtin is changing the name of his 467-seat Oak Park, Sacramento to the Guild and has inaugurated a foreign-pictures policy.”

rivest266 on May 4, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Started to show adult movies as the New Guild on May 28th, 1969. Another ad posted.

rivest266 on May 1, 2019 at 3:03 pm

This opened as Oak Park on October 31st, 1931 and reopened as the Guild on August 14th, 1952. Grand opening ads posted.

Bobbo on August 20, 2015 at 9:38 pm

I always thought that it was located more downtown…

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm

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

JohnRice on July 5, 2008 at 9:47 am

I have fond memories of Guild during the years I lived in Sacramento, roughly 1962-1968. It introduced me to the new world of independent American and foreign film. “Jules and Jim”, “Seven Samurai”, “La Dolce Vita”, “The Virgin Spring”, “David and Lisa”…I could name dozens more that I saw for the first time at the cozy little Guild, sort of the Sacramento equivalent of San Francisco’s legendary Surf. In particular I liked to attend on Monday nights when in addition to the regular feature they had a bonus feature, usually another legendary art film. The neighborhood got more dangerous and Art Theater Guild opened another art house, the Towne, in the Sacramento suburbs, out near American River College. That seemed to be the beginning of the end for the Guild. I remember some Los Angeles based porno chain taking over in the late 1960’s and then I lost track of it until it was briefly reopened by Matias Bombal in the 1990’s. Nice to see it still is being used as a theater, even if films are not being shown there anymore.

Backseater on December 3, 2005 at 6:06 pm

While a USAF Navigator trainee at Mather AFB in 1968 I went to the Guild several times. At that time it was a unit of the Art Theater Guild chain, for which I had worked while in college in Memphis, TN at the Guild and the Studio in Memphis (both q.v.) Eventually I introduced myself to the manager as a former ATG employee, and thereafter often got in for free. Saw Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in “Bedazzled,” a Brit modernization of the Faust tale, “with Raquel Welch as Lust” (beware of imitations); also Andy Warhol’s “The Chelsea Girls”—say WHAA'?? (And I thought Quantum Mechanics was incomprehensible….)

teecee on April 26, 2005 at 10:30 am

Exterior photo prior to reopening (“X” out of the print menu):
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