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Balboa Theatre History

Be prepared to step right into the Golden Age of cinema when you head out to the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CA. You'll be transported through time the moment you lay eyes on this movie palace that holds the spirit of cinema within its walls. Built in 1924, the Balboa Theatre served as a grand movie theater for much of the 1920s and 1930s with a seating capacity at the time of approximately 1600. The theater was then closed to the public during World War II and served as lodging for military officers. Following the war the Balboa was reopened and resumed its original use before being condemned for demolition in the late 1950s. However, the building was saved by being purchased by a new owner that used it to show action movies. The 1970s saw the Balboa Theater closed, and it remained unused until the City of San Diego purchased the building in 1985. It would be two decades before any restoration was begun, though, and the venue was finally reopened in 2008. It now serves as a venue for live theater events and music concerts featuring artists from a variety of different genres.

It's an experience in itself to visit an old building like this one. You'll be able to feel the rich history of this building when you're sitting there enjoying a performance within its walls. There's something special about being in a structure like this one that only enhances the experience for the audience. The opportunity to catch a show at the Balboa Theater is something that you do not want to miss out on, so make sure to head out for a performance there as soon as possible.


Balboa Theatre Events

The Balboa Theater in San Diego, CA has hosted some truly memorable events over the course of its long and storied history. These days you can catch some of the hottest music acts rising up the charts on a regular basis at the Balboa, something that music aficionados in the San Diego area are certainly well aware of. Regardless of the type of music you listen you, there is likely to be something for you coming up in the near future at the Fox. The Balboa also puts on a lot of live theater events that are sure to bring out the cultural side of you. If you live in or will be visiting the San Diego area sometime in the near future, make a point of it to check out the Balboa Theatre and give yourself the chance to feel the history of an incredible building while being entertained by the act on stage.


San Diego, CA

San Diego is a major coastal city located in Southern California, close to the United States-Mexico border. San Diego was incorporated as a city the same year that the state of California was admitted to the Union, 1850. San Diego is renowned for having perhaps the best weather in the entire United States of America, and is a vacation destination for people all over the world.

San Diego is a rather spread-out city and boasts a multitude of neighborhoods that all offer visitors different things. San Diego's downtown area is easy to navigate and offers people a lot of activities to take part in on a regular basis. The downtown area is known for its nightlife, as well as a location of a lot of good restaurants and small eateries. Being a coastal city means that San Diego has a lot of beaches within its rather encompassing city limits, which is another main attraction for visitors. The surf culture is a prevalent one in San Diego, and the normally tame waves of the region make it easy for beginners to get their feet wet in the sport.


Balboa Theatre Seating Layout

The Balboa Theatre has a capacity of more than 1,300, and is a fantastic place to take in a concert or production of any kind. There you'll get a sense of the history of a building that has undergone significant renovations over the years but never lost its classic feel. This is a fantastic place to catch a show, and that's something that you can see for yourself by heading out to the Balboa Theatre sometime in the near future.


Balboa Theatre Trivia

Did you know that the Balboa Theatre boasts one of the oldest and most historically significant organs in the world?

That's right, the Balboa has a 1929 Wonder Morton, and it's one of only four still in existence in the entire world. The organ had been moved from the Balboa to somewhere in Pennsylvania for a time, but was returned to its original home and renovated over the course of five years. This organ, however, is not the original organ that the Balboa used, but one that was installed in 1929.

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