#166 El Rey Theatre

1641 N. Main St. -- 1937

Searchlights swept the sky on the opening night of the plush El Rey Theatre – Walnut Creek’s second movie house. The El Rey served the community for nearly 50 years, showing popular movies like Shirley Temple’s "Wee Willie Winkie" and the 1970s classic, "Rocky Horror Picture Show.”  An office building stands today at the site.