Studio Theatre

448 W. Base Line Street,
San Bernardino, CA 92410

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dallasmovietheaters on April 20, 2021 at 3:48 pm

In 1981, it was renamed the Studio Cinema and returned to English-language films for the next five years. It then reverted back to the moniker of Studio Theatre in its final months of operation.

dallasmovietheaters on April 20, 2021 at 1:47 am

Architectural plans for the modest $70,000 venue were made by Walter L., Culver, Sr. of San Bernardino for Cabart Theatres Circuit in 1935. In 1990, the theater showed up on the delinquent tax roster and was auctioned off. The theatre appears to have ceased operations on January 28, 1988 - likely at the end of a 10-year leasing agreement - with “Cold Steel” and “Rolling Vengeance.”

rivest266 on March 14, 2021 at 8:44 pm

This became Cine Latino Estudio San Bernardino on May 7th, 1978. Grand opening ad posted.

MichaelKilgore on August 14, 2019 at 4:11 pm

“Fred Stein, Fred Stein Enterprises, acquired the Studio Theatre in San Bernardino, formerly operated by Pacific Drive-In Theatres, effective June 15” — Boxoffice, June 13, 1960

DavidZornig on May 14, 2019 at 3:19 pm

I uploaded what might possibly be the Studio vertical sign, but with the colors reversed from the original. The shape is the same. Maybe doubleAA above can confirm if it was changed in the `60s. If not, I will continue to search for which Studio Theatre it may be.

rivest266 on May 25, 2015 at 11:54 pm

June 25th, 1936 grand opening ad in photo section

doubleAA on October 4, 2010 at 3:44 am

Before demo I aquired the STUDIO marquee sign and contacts.

William on April 13, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Theatre was demolished, someone said back in the Fall of 2006.
Yahoo Map and Bing still show the theatre standing, but Google maps shows the most current shot of an empty lot where the theatre once stood. With a For Sale sign on it.

TLSLOEWS on December 29, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Nice name and Marquee.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 29, 2009 at 11:12 am

The Studio was opened by Cabart Theatres in 1936. The construction announcement appeared in Southwest Builder & Contractor of November 22, 1935. The installation of sound equipment at the Studio was mentioned in Motion Picture Herald of March 7, 1936.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 5, 2008 at 7:24 am

Correct address is: 448 W. Base Line St., San Bernardino, CA, 92410.

kencmcintyre on April 5, 2008 at 5:32 am

I had to re-map this as the map link at the top puts you in Glendora. W. Baseline picks up in San Bernardino just east of the 215.

MagicLantern on November 3, 2005 at 1:28 am

The address of this was 448 West Baseline. As of early 1980, The Meralta, Criterion, Norwalk Twin and Holiday Theatres became 49¢ theatres; by mid-March of that year, the Uptown in Pasadena and Studio Theatre did, too.