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Celebrating 100 Years

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Relive the excitement as the San Diego community celebrates the Balboa Theatre's 100th anniversary!
See what the San Diego community has to say about this historical institution providing culture to the San Diego community since 1924.

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100 years of memories at the Balboa Theatre

Centennial gala set for late March

The iconic Gaslamp Quarter structure, which opened on March 28, 1924, is San Diego County’s oldest operating theater. At 6 p.m. March 28, 1924, the Balboa Theatre celebrated its grand opening at the corner of Fourth Avenue and E Street in downtown San Diego. read more

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Balboa Theatre Celebrates 100th Anniversary

CEO Wallace weighs in on milestone, successful venue management

As the Balboa Theatre celebrated 100 years, its President and CEO Carol Wallace notes that various programming iterations and approaches through the decades have helped operators of the theatre keep it open. read more


Balboa Theatre is About To Celebrates Its 100th Birthday

"I feel like the Balboa is San Diego's jewel. It is ... in some cases a hidden gem, but it is the epicenter of all kinds of arts, performing arts within San Diego," said Abigail Buell of the nonprofit San Diego Theatres read more

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Vintage Valor: Balboa Centennial Salute Pairs the Flying Fleet Silent Film Screening and Live Organ Performance

Described as the original "Top Gun," the film centers around a group of friends involved in naval aviation. read more

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Balboa Theatre's 100th Birthday to be Marked with Three-Day Celebration in March

On that evening’s opening-night bill were the vaudeville acts Fanchon & Marco and the Sunkist Beauties. Also featured was a screening of the 1924 silent film “Lilies of the Field” and there was a 30-minute concert by the 20-piece Balboa Concert Orchestra. read more