Dos Palos Theatre

1406 Center Avenue,
Dos Palos, CA 93620

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Previously operated by: Silver Screen Amusements

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Dos Palos Theatre

The Dos Palos Theatre was opened by 1931. It is a two story building with white stucco front façade. Second story has arches that looks as thought they may have had windows on the second level. Red and white trim lined the roof. It was closed in the early-1970’s. It was twinned and reopened in the early-1990’s. It had closed by September 2015.

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Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

STELLARB on January 17, 2005 at 9:43 am

Great News!! I took a trip out to see this theatre,and the marquee lists “Fockers” and “Elektra” Now Showing! I was so shocked,that i almost crashed into it. I plan to catch films here regularly,and would encourage others in the central San Joaquin valley to do the same….gotta support it,or lose it.

kencmcintyre on January 14, 2006 at 11:06 am

Based on the preceding post, the status should be Open, unless it has closed since last January.

STELLARB on January 19, 2006 at 5:19 pm

Was just there today, it’s still Alive & Kickin'!

bigboy on March 22, 2006 at 4:08 pm

After being closed for over 20 years
the DOS PALOS THEATRE was twinned & reopened back in the early 90’s.
I saw JURASSIC PARK in DIGITAL SOUND there and it was packed.
When the new plexes opened 20 miles away in Los Banos CA
Dos Palos' business was injured.

kencmcintyre on August 27, 2007 at 7:11 pm

There was also a drive-in in Dos Palos in 1963, named (not too surprisingly) the Dos Palos Drive-In. Capacity was 350 cars.

kencmcintyre on May 1, 2010 at 3:04 pm

I guess the old management was unfriendly:

GaryParks on September 20, 2012 at 6:26 pm

If you look at the marquee in the Street View, there are reddish blank spaces above the reader boards. As late as the mid 1990s, there were metal channel letters reading DOS PALOS, with magenta neon in them. At that time, they mostly worked. A few letters were out.

tigger_42001 on June 3, 2016 at 4:31 pm

(Kencmcintyre):The Howard’s (my) family ran the drive inn theater at one time. I am glade that dp walk inn theater is still running. I would like to move back to dos palos sometimes.?? Anybody that as lived in dos palos all there lives would know the Howard name. Nice too meet all u people.

tigger_42001 on June 3, 2016 at 4:37 pm

Anybody can facebook message me or send me a email at . I think i have the only flier showing that there was a drive inn theater in dos palos.

TJinSF on September 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Does anyone have a recent update on this theatre? I understand it has been closed for several years and that the building was for sale earlier this year. Quick searches don’t turn up much of a footprint.

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