Wednesday/ the El Rey theater

The El Rey theater was built in 1905 and served as a vaudeville theater in Chico’s early days.  (Vaudeville theater was popular in the early 20th century, featuring a mixture of specialty acts such as burlesque comedy and song and dance).  The El Rey served as a first-run movie theater until 2005, but was then closed for awhile.  It now serves as a venue for showing cult and classic films, and for live music.  The ‘Keep Chico Weird’ event advertised on the board was a local talent show.

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The El Rey Theatrer on 230 W Second Street in downtown Chico.

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