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  • The Alcazar Theater

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    4916 Carpinteria Ave
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    (805) 684-6380

    About Us

    The Alcazar (the theater’s original name) opened on April 27, 1928. Owner, Henry J. Muller invested $50,000 to build the theater that builder Alex C. D’Alfonso claimed was “As Strong and Sturdy as read more
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      The Alcazar (the theater’s original name) opened on April 27, 1928. Owner, Henry J. Muller invested $50,000 to build the theater that builder Alex C. D’Alfonso claimed was “As Strong and Sturdy as the Rock of Gibralter”. The opening of the theatre prompted telegrams of congratulations from MGM, Paramount and Christie Films among others to the first proprietor of the theater, long time resident and actor Oliver Prickett (sometimes known as Oliver Blake) of “Ma and Pa Kettle” fame.

      Opening night at the Alcazar featured a live band and the premier showing of a comedy “The Fifty-Fifty Girl”….admission was $1.10.

      Through the 89 years to follow, the Alcazar changed hands and names…such as the Ritz, the Del Mar, the Tradewinds and for the past few decades, the Plaza Theater, most recently under the management of Metropolitan Theatres.

      After almost a decade of being known as the Plaza Playhouse Theater, we’ve changed back to our original namesake — Alcazar Theatre — and look forward to returning our theater to a center of arts and entertainment for the entire Carpinteria Valley community.

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      Saturday Jul 20, 2019
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      Sunday Jul 21, 2019
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      Friday Jul 26, 2019
      The Alcazar Theatre presents “Shooting Stars,” written by Molly Newman and directed by Philip Moreno, July 26-27 at 7:30 PM, July 28 at 3 PM, August 2-3 at 7:30 ...read more
      Saturday Jul 27, 2019
      The Alcazar Theatre presents “Shooting Stars,” written by Molly Newman and directed by Philip Moreno, July 26-27 at 7:30 PM, July 28 at 3 PM, August 2-3 at 7:30 ...read more
      Sunday Jul 28, 2019
      The Alcazar Theatre presents “Shooting Stars,” written by Molly Newman and directed by Philip Moreno, July 26-27 at 7:30 PM, July 28 at 3 PM, August 2-3 at 7:30 ...read more
      Sunday Jul 28, 2019
      The Alcazar Theatre presents “Shooting Stars,” written by Molly Newman and directed by Philip Moreno, July 26-27 at 7:30 PM, July 28 at 3 PM, August 2-3 at 7:30 ...read more
      Friday Aug 2, 2019
      The Alcazar Theatre presents “Shooting Stars,” written by Molly Newman and directed by Philip Moreno, July 26-27 at 7:30 PM, July 28 at 3 PM, August 2-3 at 7:30 ...read more
      Saturday Aug 3, 2019
      The Alcazar Theatre presents “Shooting Stars,” written by Molly Newman and directed by Philip Moreno, July 26-27 at 7:30 PM, July 28 at 3 PM, August 2-3 at 7:30 ...read more
      Sunday Aug 4, 2019
      The Alcazar Theatre presents “Shooting Stars,” written by Molly Newman and directed by Philip Moreno, July 26-27 at 7:30 PM, July 28 at 3 PM, August 2-3 at 7:30 ...read more
      Saturday Aug 10, 2019
      Concert August 10 at 7:30 PM, Dylan McDonald and the Avians, and Jackson Gillies, an evening of music and rock for all to enjoy ...read more
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      Sunday Aug 11, 2019
      Screening of The Biggest Little Farm at the Alcazar Theatre on Sunday, August 11 at 3 PM. ...read more
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