AKA: Lido Theater, Newport Beach, CA; Regency Lido Theatre, Newport Beach, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

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

Dates: constructed 1939

3459 Via Lido
Newport Beach, CA 92663-3908

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Buidling History

The Lido Theatre opened in 10/27/1939. The Griffith Company had this 60 foot by 119 foot, 750-seat theatre built.

The Edwards Cinemas chain, which went bankrupt, owned the Lido in recent years. In 2005, the Laemmle Theatres chain acted as the booking agent for the Lido.

Building Notes

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places;

The Lido was refurbished in recent years, and remained, in 2005, as a rare, single-screen atmospheric theatre in Los Angeles;

PCAD id: 3583