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Rainy-day exit for Guild marquee

The Guild Theatre marquee was removed, on this rainy morning, from its longtime perch affixed to the old El Camino Real movie house that will soon be converted into a live music venue.

The plans by the new owner, the nonprofit Peninsula Arts Guild, is to convert the 1920s-era single-screen theater into a three-level venue with a main viewing area on the ground floor, a second-story mezzanine, and a basement with a "green room" and a comfortable area where performers can shower and relax prior to shows.

The new arts space is expected to be about 11,000 square feet, with a maximum height of 34 feet and a capacity of about 150 to 200 seats, or about 500 people at a standing-room-only show.

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Rainy-day exit for Guild marquee

Uploaded: Wed, Nov 27, 2019, 2:00 pm

The Guild Theatre marquee was removed, on this rainy morning, from its longtime perch affixed to the old El Camino Real movie house that will soon be converted into a live music venue.

The plans by the new owner, the nonprofit Peninsula Arts Guild, is to convert the 1920s-era single-screen theater into a three-level venue with a main viewing area on the ground floor, a second-story mezzanine, and a basement with a "green room" and a comfortable area where performers can shower and relax prior to shows.

The new arts space is expected to be about 11,000 square feet, with a maximum height of 34 feet and a capacity of about 150 to 200 seats, or about 500 people at a standing-room-only show.

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whatever
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 28, 2019 at 10:42 am
whatever, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 28, 2019 at 10:42 am
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What was the seating capacity of the now defunct Guild? Thanks.


MP Resident
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 28, 2019 at 8:40 pm
MP Resident, Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 28, 2019 at 8:40 pm
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According to Web Link it was 300 seats.


TPB - Menlo Park
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 4, 2019 at 8:57 pm
TPB - Menlo Park, Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 4, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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The seated capacity of the Guild Theatre was 268 - there was also space for a few wheelchairs.


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