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Story of Sacramento’s ‘Palace of fantasy’ hits the silver screen

A Safeway now occupies the spot where the Alhambra Theatre once stood. The building was demolished after a 1973 bond measure that would have allowed the city of Sacramento to purchase the theater failed.
A Safeway now occupies the spot where the Alhambra Theatre once stood. The building was demolished after a 1973 bond measure that would have allowed the city of Sacramento to purchase the theater failed. SAMCC/Sacramento Bee Staff Photo

Screenings of “ALHAMBRA: Sacramento’s Palace of Fantasy” takes place Feb. 21 at Tower Theatre, 2508 Land Park Drive, Sacramento.

The 55-minute documentary tells the story of Sacramento’s beloved Alhambra Theatre, built in 1927 and demolished in 1973. A Safeway now sits at the site.

Tickets: $30 each, online only at www.centerforsacramentohistory.org. Limited seating.

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