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Guild Theatre to close Thursday

Original post made on Sep 24, 2019

Landmark's Guild Theatre, a single-screen movie theater that's been in Menlo Park since 1924, is set to officially close after showings on Thursday, Sept. 26, according to the operator.

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Posted by Josie
a resident of Menlo Park
on Sep 24, 2019 at 10:39 am

It's sad to see a part of Menlo history gone, but I certainly won't miss the funky women's bathroom, and I look forward to a more modern entertainment venue that can serve a variety of interests. The nonprofit status is a plus!

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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 24, 2019 at 11:35 am

I used to love this place when I was a teen ... but over the years it just got so broken down and dilapidated, and face it, it never was the most comfortable or clean venue, but there were times when it was hard to find a chair that was not broken. I liked the kinds of movies they had, and I felt lucky to see a lot of movies that probably would not have played in the area but for the Guild ... but for the last 10+ years I just could not bear to go to this theater, but I am sad to see it go. Maybe the Palo Alto Square will get some better and some more movies now. I'd hate to see both of them gone.

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm

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A former Bill Graham presents partner opened a nonprofit venue at what is actually the flag ship for the landmark chain University theater in Berkeley. So there is some precedent for these so-called “affluent” people to make good on their claims here.
The city of Palo Alto gave lip service to a similar concept for the varsity theater in 2011 but the landlord was not as willing as Crittenden apparently is here.
Take it home, Taylor Swift!