Locals' Spotlight

Edward “Eddie/Ed” Martinez

96 years young

Recent newlywed (2 years ago) Eddie Martinez shares his early recollections of the Empress Theatre when it was named the Vallejo Theatre, circa 1923.  A lifelong Vallejo resident, Martinez was born in 1911 some two blocks away as the Empress was being built.

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