#145 Ramona Theatre

North Main at Cypress -- 1920

The 400-seat Ramona, Walnut Creek's first cinema, opened in 1920, showing the silent feature, “Isle of Conquest.” The movie house sat on Main Street, next to the offices of the Contra Costa Courier newspaper and where Cypress Street now connects to Broadway.  It was owned by Theodore Berling, the town’s first police chief. The theater was demolished in 1957 for the Cypress Street extension.