Classic theatrics

Sinclair holds groundbreaking for theater renovations


October 7, 2020

Mike Armstrong

From left, Lyle Murtha, Billy Pine, Asa Meeks, Lezlee Musgrave, Michelle Seres, Ryta Sondergard, Leif Johansson and Leo Black get ready to break ground at the Sinclair Theater on September 30.

When the Parco Sinclair Theater first opened its doors in 1924, the interior walls were hand painted and the seating was top notch for its time. Its exterior was like the rest of the company town; a unique Spanish style.

For years, the Sinclair Oil Corporation owned the theater along with almost the rest of the town. In 1968 residents could purchase homes and the Town purchased the theater.

The theater stopped showing movies in the 1960's and there was an attempt to keep the theater going in the 1970's. It eventually closed and languished until the town of Sinclair formed the Sinclair Theat...

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