Tag Archive: Obispo Theater

Feb 13

As time goes by, Casablanca movie advertisement

Advertisements for the movies Cat People and Casablanca from January 1943.

How do you measure movie success? Cat People was so good in 1942, that it was remade 40 years later with Nastassja Kinski in the title role. Casablanca was never remade. Cat People uses poster type that looks fuzzy or was clawed by cats. Casablanca does not. The Cat People lead actress was Simone Simon …

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Dec 30

A former San Luis Obispo fire chief visits

December 27, 1941 war and local news in the then Telegram-Tribune newspaper.

Among the worsening war news on page three of the then Telegram-Tribune was an article that gave a glimpse of life in the late 1800s on the Central Coast. A former fire chief and downtown stable owner visited his friends during the 1941 holiday season. Apparently his skill with people and horses shaped a career …

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Jan 11

Acid Rock flashback


As promised in a previous comment, here are a few extra photos left over from a previous post on Acid rock in San Luis Obispo. Photos were by Jim Vestal.

Sep 05

1975 Obispo Theater Fire

December 28, 1975 San Luis Obispo used to be home to two grand movie palaces, sadly today only the Fremont remains. The Obispo used to be near the corner of Osos and Monterey Streets now the home of the Court Street Center. Early on a Sunday morning fire struck the 65-year-old theater, built in 1911. …

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