Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

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

Dates: constructed 1937, demolished 1939

Arvin, CA


The prolific Southern CA movie theatre architect, Clifford A. Balch (1880-1963), designed the 500-seat Arvin Theatre in 1937. The building lasted only two years before burning down. Balch's son William Glenn (1901-1989), worked with Louis Bryan on another 650-seat theatre in Arvin, opened in 1949.

PCAD id: 21096