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Update: Guild Theatre closed until further notice

Menlo Park theater needs 'extensive repairs'

Shut down on Feb. 18, the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park remains closed due to water damage. The staff hopes to reopen on March 4.

General Manager Rachael Wordhouse-Dykema announced that the need for "extensive repairs" forced the theater at 949 El Camino Real to close until further notice.

"We're still working on figuring out just how extensive the damage is and what repairs are necessary to get us back up and running," Wordhouse-Dykema said when asked to estimate how much the repair work would cost.

Movies will play at the Aquarius Theatre, 430 Emerson St. in Palo Alto, until the damage is fixed.

— Sandy Brundage

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Posted by Sylvia
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 24, 2011 at 10:51 am

This is sad. I remember well the heyday of movies in Palo Alto, when we had the Varsity and the Bijou as repertory houses. I saw lots of great older and foreign movies at those venues. Of course, the Guild, the Aquarius and Palo Alto Square were doing newer movies. Any movie house that closes for any period of time is a loss.


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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I was just planning on seeing the "Barney's Version" movie, too bad, I'll have to see it somewhere else. I'm surprised the Guild survives. I don't want it to close, but it is the hardest place to park for, and the interior and seats are pretty bad, the prices are just as high.


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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Does anyone remember the Menlo theater …
and there also used to be one in downtown Menlo Park as well .. maybe the Park ?
that is now a huge restaurant


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