Empress Theatre

The Vallejo Theatre

1916

The Theatre lease was transferred to Thomas O'Day who spent $5000 on improvements. The establishment reopened as the New Vallejo Theatre in which patrons enjoyed new cushion seats.   

 

1920

The U.S. Constitution outlawed the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcohol.  The prohibition era begins and endures for 13 years.  During this time, musical comedies and eventually talking movies became the popular mode of entertainment.