Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday in Hollister: What Was There?

Dear Friendly Readers,

It's time to try something new here at Take 25 to Hollister. Yep, indeed. Every Tuesday, I'll post a photo of a place in Hollister. Try to guess what it is and/or where it is before I give you the answer. If you have sweet memories of the place, I welcome you to share it with us, either in the comments section or at the Facebook page.

So, here we go. . .

What business used to stand in this empty lot?

This is all that remains of that happy and fun place.
The building stood at the corner of San Benito and Seventh. It was damaged by the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989, but it was an arson fire that brought it down a few years later.  Do you know what business it was?

If you didn't guess it by now, this clue should do it: The building held 1,194 seats, according to the Cinema Treasures Web site.

Yep, you got it. Click here to see the State Theater in its full splendor.

What happy memories do you have about going to the movies there?


  1. What an interesting idea for a blog. The town I grew up in looks exactly the same as it did forty years ago. Thanks for visiting me & the schrooms. olive♥

  2. I think you have a marvelous idea. Wish I could play too but I'm just an outsider looking in. Manzanita.

  3. Olive, hello. I appreciate you stopping by.

    Manzanita, thanks. We'll see how this goes. It'll keep me on my toes, for sure.


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