Quick Facts

IMG 8063


Construction began: Summer, 1938
Supervising contractor: Moore & Roberts, San Francisco
Cost of construction: approx. $300,000
Invitational Opening and Dedication: March 3, 1939
Grand Opening: March 4, 1939
Registered building designer: William B. David (1905-1985)
Surface area square footage: 14,220 square feet
Seating capacity: 1,700 at opening (currently 1,200)
Auditorium dimensions: 80' x 100', with 35' ceiling
Screen size: 40' x 20'
Height of "EUREKA" sign: 50'
Movie shown at Grand Opening: Going Places, starring Dick Powell
Original admission prices:  Children (under 12) - 10 cents
                                           Students (under 16) - 25 cents
                                           Adults - 35 cents
                                           Loges - 40 cents

Final regularly scheduled film: Celtic Pride (August 1, 1996)


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