T & D Theatre
129 W. 7th Street,
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Previous Names: Hanford Opera House
The Hanford Opera House, built in 1893 was opened April 24, 1893. It is listed on the Sanborn Insurance Maps of 1898, inside the Artesia Hotel. By 1915 it was screening silent movies and had been equipped with a Wurlitzer organ. In March 1917 it was taken over by Turner & Dahnken and renamed T & D Theatre. In 1925 the maps listed it as the T & D Theatre, inside the Kings Hotel.
The Film Daily Yearbook of 1921-23 said the theater was an “Important first-run house". It was taken over by Golden State Theatres in 1926, but a fire in June 18, 1927 while the 1928 closed the theatre. Repairs were carried out, but it never reopened as a movie theatre, going into a mixed use facility in 1932.
The 1950 maps show the theatre auditorium gone and combined into the hotel. The hotel, on the corner of W. 7th Street and N. Irwin Street, was restored in 1986 and converted to shops and 34 apartments.
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