AKA: Aztec Theatre, San Diego, CA; California Theater, San Diego, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Balch, Clifford A. Architect (firm); Clifford A. Balch (architect)

Dates: constructed 1919

665 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101-6915

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The California Theatre building operated as a meat market in 1905, but was converted into a theatre in 1919; it changed its name to the Aztec Theatre in 1930; The California/Aztec Theatre operated for at least some of its history within the Fox-West Coast Theater Chain;

It opened as the California Theatre in 1919; operated therafter as the 1927 as the Aztec Theatre; Clifford Balch remodeled the lobby and exterior in 1936 for Fox-West Coast, just after staff changes were made in 1935;


PCAD id: 1097