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California's First Theatre

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Address: Monterey State Historic Park, Scott and Pacific Sts., Monterey, CA
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Can only see from outside but neat that it's preserved

Only takes a moment of your walking tour but cool that the First Theatre ... extremely tiny room theatre that is ... is still around to view. Take a moment to gander.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2016
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Only takes a moment of your walking tour but cool that the First Theatre ... extremely tiny room theatre that is ... is still around to view. Take a moment to gander.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We went to see and read the historical plaque at Caliornia's First Theatre. It is located in the Monterey State Historic Park. Jack Swan built the adobe theater in 1846-47. It was used as a lodging house and tavern. It was used as a theatre in 1850 when US army officers from Colonel Stevenson's New York Volunteers produced plays and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

This bit of history is very cool and still significant today. In a state known for its entertainment industry, this is an amazing landmark as to where it all began!

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Larkspur, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Look like a neat building from the outside. It wasn't on the tour we took but heard about it from other people. I wish we could of got inside.

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Monterey, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

The picture doesn't show the theater, it's a block up the hill and has been closed for many years now. The location is Scott and Pacific Street.

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Aptos, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

It's a great place to see a play (mostly revivals of old plays) Small and cozy. There are occasional concerts and other events held in the theater.

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

I am so glad that we have historic buildings. We need to keep them!! I wish that I could have gone inside. Downtown Monterey has many cool, old buildings.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

Although California History is a bit later than the history of the rest of the country, Monterey was California's first Capitol. Although currently closed, this site is open during Monterey's amazing "Christmas in the Adobes" even, held the first week of December. Period clothing, food, luminarias ... in short? Monterey as it was in the 1860s.

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