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Arts & Entertainment - February 25, 2022

From silver screen to intimate stage

Renovated movie palace The Guild Theatre reopens this weekend as the Peninsula's newest live music venue

by Heather Zimmerman

The Guild Theatre is no stranger to big names: For over 90 years, a steady parade of stars flickered across the screen of the Menlo Park movie palace. But now, the names that appear on the marquee will be performing live inside The Guild. After an extensive renovation, it will open on Friday, Feb. 25, as a rare, brand-new venue for live music on the Peninsula.

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Posted by Dean Samos
a resident of Los Altos
on Feb 24, 2022 at 8:29 pm

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I can't wait to check out the guild, from the photos it looks great! A nice compliment to club fox in Redwood city!

Posted by Guild Ushering
a resident of Menlo Park
on Feb 25, 2022 at 8:17 am

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The venue is truly a treat for local music lovers and bands alike. If you are a fun, energetic live music lover and would like to explore becoming a volunteer usher at The Guild, please send me a note at [email protected] See you at The Guild!

Posted by Kevin
a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on Feb 25, 2022 at 1:20 pm

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Looks like they've done a really nice job on the inside. I'm keen to see the acts they get to perform there.

Posted by Observer
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Feb 25, 2022 at 2:40 pm

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It says the new stage started is larger than their original plan, but doesn't say how large it is. Anyone know the dimensions?

Posted by sabra chartrand
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 26, 2022 at 8:49 pm

sabra chartrand is a registered user.

While the new venue looks great, it is definitely not a renovation. The Guild Theater was torn down completely. Only a vacant lot was left. The new venue was built from scratch on that land. PA Online should do better research!

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