THS Conclave 2012 Day Four

Another fantastic day in California for THS members began in Visalia at the Fox Theatre.  It was a beautiful theatre with a very interesting Aztec or Mayan design inside.  The folks there at the Visalia Fox have done a great job at restoring the theatre to its original beauty.

Our next stop took us to the beautifully restored Hanford Fox Theatre.  

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Members met Wilma Humason and listen to the story of the theatre restoration and the family was presented with the THS Creating Theatre History Award by President Karen Noonan.

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Our next stops were in Fresno at the Crest Theatre, the Hardy’s Theatre, The Wilson Theatre and finally the Warnors Theatre.

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I was awestruck by the Warnors Theatre!  Not only were the public areas of the theatre absolutely beautiful but the building still contained all of the original mechanical systems which are still maintained and are in working order!  If you’re ever in the area, this theatre is not to be missed.  I can’t think of any other theatre anywhere that has kept all of the original mechanical systems (heat, air conditioning, electrical and even the theatre organ pneumatics) in working order!  Can any of you readers think of any other theatres in America with ALL of the original mechanical systems?  Comment below and tell us of any other theatres with all original systems.  Maybe it will give us some ideas for future Conclave and Theatre Tours!

3 Comments

  1. For about 10 years I’ve had a small photo of the Wilson in my digital photos, not knowing where the Wilson is, but now I have filed it away in Calif. No interior photos of these theaters starting with the Mayan interior?

  2. Did anyone mention that the Warnors was showing Cinerama for many years???

  3. Had you been there Terry, you could have educated us! Missed you!

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