210 Lincoln Street,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Operated by: Landmark Theatres (USA)

Functions: Movies (Independent)

Styles: Neo-Vintage

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 831.469.3224
Manager: 831.469.3224

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A charming four-screen local theater located steps away from the Santa Cruz downtown area. “The Nick” screens many independent films as well as local favorites catering to the varying tastes of the Santa Cruz residents. There’s a photograph of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock in the lobby area, when he lived in nearby Scotts Valley he frequented the theater from time to time. The home of actress Zazu Pitts is also very close to the theater, her photograph also resides in the lobby.

The Nickelodeon is owned and operated by Santa Cruz resident Jim Schwenterley. It was designed by John Elphick and opened on July 1st, 1969. The original owners were Bill Raney and his first wife, JoAnne Walker Raney. In 2002 Nickelodeon Theatres took over operations for the nearby Del Mar Theater. In November 2015 it was taken over by Landmark Theatres.

Contributed by Stefan Youngs

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

stefanyoungs on October 17, 2006 at 4:54 pm

At this website link there are several photos of the Nickelodeon.

There are also several photos of the nearby beautiful Del Mar theater.

Broan on October 18, 2006 at 8:02 am

Lost Memory: Please send me an email. Thank you. (Sorry to leave an irrelevant comment here)

stefanyoungs on October 23, 2006 at 7:58 pm

Nice night photo. Thanks

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on August 9, 2010 at 7:13 am

Don’t know why I never noticed this before, but ZaSu Pitts' name is spelled incorrectly in the theatre description.

Saw my first movie here in many a year a few days ago, and the theatre is still as charming as ever.

Mikeyisirish on December 7, 2012 at 5:41 pm

A 2010 photo can be seen here.

rivest266 on July 26, 2015 at 8:08 am

July 2nd, 1969 grand opening ad in photo section

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