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Oaks Theatre
Berkeley, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Another theatre featuring great neon on its front, the Oaks Theatre in Berkeley still lights up the street at night. Restored in the early 1990's, the Oaks original opened its doors for business in 1925.

 

 

Guild Theatre
Menlo Park, CA
Photo courtesy Matt Walsh

Here's a night shot of the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park, CA. This deco delight was built in the 1920's and features neon to enhance its look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crest Theatre
Sacramento, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The Crest Theatre in Sacramento still shows off its neon at night. This theatre which opened up in 1949 still shows movies to the populace at large.

 

UPDATE 02-09 : The Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento will be getting a much needed face-lift. According to the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento officials felt that the Crest "bridges downtown Sacramento's past with its future". The neon will be temporarily removed in the spring to allow for the marquee to be repainted to its original colors. 02-09

 

 

Esquire Theatre
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The Esquire Theatre is a deco looking theatre with fully functioning neon. This theatre can be seen for quite a distance.

 

 

Tower Theatre
Sacramento, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The Tower Theatre in downtown Sacramento features a full fledged neon tower top.

 

 

 

Bridge Theatre
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Check out the neon facade of the Bridge Theatre in San Francisco. The red neon forms a fine highlight as dusk begins to set.

 

 

Orinda Theatre
Orinda, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

The Orinda Theatre opened in 1941 as an art deco palace and a city landmark. After going through some tough times in the 1980's, including possible demolition, the theatre was refurbished and opened back up to the public in 1989. The Orinda Theatre is now the centerpiece of the Orinda Theatre Square shopping complex. 10-05

 

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