The Peninsula Times Tribune from Palo Alto, California on August 18, 1926 · 2
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The Peninsula Times Tribune from Palo Alto, California · 2

Palo Alto, California
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Wednesday, August 18, 1926
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PAGE TWO DAILY PALO ALTO TIMES. PALO ALTO. CALIF.. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 18, 1926 CALIFORNIA AVE. THEATER OPENS TOMORROW Cinema House Is Distinctive Among Neighborhood Theaters of Peninsula Tha New California Avenue Theater, erected on California avenue eaet of El Camlno Real at a coet of $50,000, which will open tomorrow evening. Tha new ahowhouee la deaigned to meet the needi of the growing population of Mayfield, 8outh Palo Alto and other outlying realdentlal districts. uiiiiiiiiimiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiimsiiiiiiiiiiiiiwiimiiiiiiiiiiiii.1 TIT We are j u s 1 1 y proud of Palo Altos newest show house it is a credit to our community. You will agree with us when you see it tomorrow evening. Thomas & Stangl PAINTING CONTRACTORS Palo Alto 630 Bryant St. Phone P. A. 1811 3 a 3 imiiuiutimHiHiiiimHimiiiiiitiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiifil California theater, built of Dudfield lumber and mill work JT IS not strange that the bet-ter builders in this community are loyal to Dudfield lumber and mill work. Experience has taught them that Dudfield roducts give the maximum uilding value. Seek the best builder you can find. Ask him about Dudfield materials. Let him aid you in building permanence and comfort into your home. 3 Ml "Largest Building Material Concern on the Peninsula THEATER SEEKING INTIMACY OF APPEAL Showhouse Follows Mission Style in Architecture; Seats 500 Persons Fifty years ago when the buggy end surrey were in the hey-day of their glory the eucalyptus-shad rd lane that ran from the old Seale mansion to the county road was one of the most traveled thoroughfares in this section of Sants Clara county. Later, when the lane became a street, unknown public benefactors named that portion of it which extends west of the railroad tracks, Lincoln street and the eastern link, now fallen into disuse, bocame Oregon avenue. Now, with a new name, California avenue, and a recrudesence rf that earlier spirit that typified Ilfs on the peninsula In the latter part of the nineteenth century the old glory of the thoroughfare is returning. One of the first signs of this rs-awakenlng Is the opening of the new California Avenue Theatre tomorrow evening at 7 o'clock. Erected at a cost of $50,000, on the avenue east of El Camlno Beal, the new cinema playhouse carries on the early California tradition. It is designed to meet the entertainment needs of the rapidly growing southern residential districts of Palo Alto, the Mayfield, South Palo Alto and Los Altos sectors which are estimated to have a population of between three and four thousand people. In site the new California Avenue Theatre does not compare with many of the larger houaea on the peninsula but its seating capacity of 600 brings an intimacy which is, perhaps, absent in larger auditorium. Architecturally, the new theatre follows the Spanish-Mission trend. The building itself is of substantial fireproof construction con-farming to the building codes of Palo Alto. The building has been setback from the property line so that theatre crowds will not block the entrances. Ample parking space for automobiles is afforded on adjacent streets. The front cf the theatre is fin-,lshed very simply in whits stucco 'plaster with two tile projections flanking each side of the roof. Entrance to the foyer, which contains the box office centrally looted, is made over a red and white tile walk. The lobby, large enough to hold waiting crowds, is attractively finished in gold-tinted stucco with largo mirror flanked by two large urns facing the entrance. ! Beats in the i tain auditorium are placed on a sloping floor injuring a clear view of the screen from every position. Wall lights, -bracketed by sculptured figures of monks, vsqueros, Indians and l.hwf,6ura of early California .life, throw shafts of rose colored light upon the gold-stuccoed walls. Two huge golden urns are located in niches on each side cf the stage and above them are ornamental brackets of the organ .. Th, ,ue f is tastefully draped in brown and grey Advanced ideas in equipment are found in the projection room of the new California Avonue Theatre which is built over the lobby. Here, in a room lined with galvanised iron are located the o Heritor's quarters. DROUGHT-PROOF CORN , WICHITA, Kan. Thlrty-two varieties of drought-resistant corn have been planted on the farm of K-!r8 T(he,Jr- 111 c,rk cunty, Kansas, in the effort to find a ';(ro01 ra- The different varieties were gathered from ail 0,B 'h Unltpl Slates. Ilsr-vey J. sconce. noted plant bnwtd. j rations.11011, 111' 10 obw CALIFORNIA BOOKS VALENTINO FILM Rudolph Valentinos much-talked-cf picture, "The Bon of the Shlek, a sequel to his first success, "The Shlek. from E. M. Hulls novel, I scheduled for an early appearance at tha new California Avenue Theatre which opens its doors for the first time tomorrow evening. This will be the first showing of this United Artist picture on the peninsula. TROUT IN HAWAII LIIICE, Kauai. The common American brook trout has adapted itself to Hawaii, development of the fish in the fresh waters of this island Indicate. During the last tew years introduction of trout Into Kauai streams has been undertaken by flh and game wardens. Trout fishing is becoming a favorite pastime. Several trout caught recently measured 12 inches and over. Heres Wishing Success to Palo Altos Newest Theatre C- A. CORYELL Electric Installation for New Theatre Building 412 High St. Phone P. A. 508 There ore eight American sob dier cemeteries-in Europe. Languages spoken in the world number more than 6000. By means of ultra-violet electric rays, bathers in a new pool planned in Germany will receive coats of tan, although they bathe at nlghc. 9S 5 ANNOUNCING The Opening of the New California Ave. Theatre California Avenue just East of Highway (Mayfield District) THURSDAY EVENING, August 19th, 1926 W; BIG OPENING ATTRACTION : a m 0 m Ci m Perlmutter & Potash in the Laughing Hit erf the Year Partners Again FIRST TIME TO BE SHOWN IN PALO ALTO P? $7 f DIZZIE DADDIES FELIX KINOGRAM Mack Sennett Comedy Cat Cartoon Latest News V 4- im L0 TWO SHOWS: 7 and 9 p. m. I The University Realty Co. and Bartley and StenbitH Realtors, join in congratulations and best wishes for the deserved success to the manage ment of Mayfield District1 beautiful new Theatre. I 1 xm i

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