New Colton Theatre
250 E. Valley Boulevard,
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Architects: Clifford A. Balch
Styles: Streamline Moderne
The city directory placed the theatre at 250 East I Street, which was later changed to Valley Boulevard.
The builder was Lionel Meyers with Clifford A. Balch serving as the architect of the theatre, which was planned in 1938. There was an earlier Colton Theatre operated by Mr. Meyers therefore the name, New Colton Theatre, which opened on February 2, 1939 with Jane Withers in “Arizona Wildcat” & the cartoon “Ferdinand the Bull”.
Advertisements for Westinghouse televisions in the Los Angeles Times in 1949 and 1950 listed the New Colton Theatre as one of the sellers of the television. The Film Daily Yearbook of 1950 listed the theatre with 927 seats. It was demolished in 1967 for city redevelopmment.
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