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“A Restored Gem of Monterey History”

Golden State Theatre
Ranked #46 of 109 things to do in Monterey
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Owner description: A gorgeous 1926 Movie Palace and Live Entertainment Venue in the heart of downtown Monterey. Beautifully restored to its former glory with plush velvet seats, red carpet, fine murals and home to the peninusula's Mighty Wurlitzer! First class acts from Willie Nelson to BB King had graced the stage. Also the only place to see classic films such as Casablanca and Wizard of Oz sing-a-long!
Reviewed September 1, 2011

As a child in Monterey, I made many trips to the Golden State Theater. Over the years, multiplexes became more popular and nearly killed the State -- new owners had divided the upper balcony into two screens and operated it as a "tri-plex" with little success. Concerned citizens and investors managed to purchase the property and restore it to its former glory before it was too late.

Now a venue for special events and concerts, the Golden State is alive and flourishing once again. I highly recommend attending a musical event -- the acoustics of the Golden State are excellent and were ahead of it time when originally built. If you visit Monterey when no event is scheduled, look into taking a tour. The fully restored theater is a delight to visit.

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