Shemel's Cinema 1 on First and Barstow

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Who could forget the fabulous Crest or the Tower Theater? Fresno’s drive-ins were the most popular with teens, among them the Moon-Glow and the Sunset. The world’s largest outdoor screen was housed at the Sunnyside Drive-in. Did you hide in the trunk to save 50 cents or possibly steam up the car’s windows? Share your old Fresno theater memories here.
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Shemel's Cinema 1 on First and Barstow

Post by The Headliner Kid » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:32 pm

The cinema on First and Barstow was called Shemel's Cinema 1. I saw HR Puffinstuff, Hello Dolly, and many other wonderful films there.

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Re: Shemel's Cinema 1 on First and Barstow

Post by FresnoShadow » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:52 pm

Yep, then it became a hardware store. Before the show you could load up with junk from Rudy's. Guess I'm kind of a Headliner Kid too.

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Re: Shemel's Cinema 1 on First and Barstow

Post by dans fresno history » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:11 pm

It was only open for two years. More info here:

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/40797

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