Del Mar Theatre Newsreel
The Del Mar Theatre in downtown Santa Cruz opened on August 14, 1936 with “China Clipper." The 1,521-seat Del Mar Theatre is an historic landmark bring quality feature and art house films to moviegoers in Santa Cruz for over 65 years. By the late 90's, The Del Mar Theatre was sold and then closed down. After an extensive renovation and restoration, thanks to then mayor, Keith Sugar, businessman, George Ow, author and historian, Geoffrey Dunn, local developers and theatre owners Chuck Volwiler and Jim Schwenterley, the Del Mar Theatre reopened its doors on February of 2002.
'Del Mar Theatre Newsreel' pays tribute to this cinema landmark and to the local residents who worked as ushers at the historic theatre from 1936 to the 1950's. The