Portola Opera House

171 S. Gulling Street,
Portola, CA 96122

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Architects: Marshall Dean

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Portola Theatre

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Portola Opera House

This was the second Portola Theatre in town. It was opened on July 15, 1938 with Katherine Hepburn in “Holiday”. It was renamed Portola Opera House in July 1978 and closed as a movie theatre on September 27, 1980 when it was destroyed by fire.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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dallasmovietheaters on October 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm

This second Portola Theatre launched with the film, “Holiday” on July 15, 1938. The venue replaced the original Portola Theatre which was created in November of 1919 by John Schill and Walter Cox likely on a 20-year lease. The theatre gets a refresh in 1958 likely starting a new 20-year lease. In July of 1978, new operators start a new lease under the new name of Portola Opera House. The Portola Opera House – still showing movies – burned down on September 27, 1980 ending its run.

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