Sands Theatre / Regency I

210 S. Brand Blvd.    | map

Glendale, CA   91204

Opened: 1962 ?

It's in the 1964 through 1977 Glendale city directories as the Sands Theatre.  It was an independent operation.  The building dates from 1962.  The current vintage look facade is not original to the building.

In the 80s it was called the Regency One when operated by Pacific Theatres. Down the street they renamed the Temple Theatre (in the Masonic Temple building) Regency Two.

Architect:  Unknown

Seating: Unknown

Status: It's now the Royal Palace banquet hall.  See their website for a photo gallery: 

More information: See the Cinema Treasures page on the Regency I. 

Cinema Tour has a thumbnail view of the facade with a Royal Palace sign on it but taken before the facade was remodeled to give it the current look.

A look of the Sands Theatre in 1991.

photo: Gary Graver

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    Royal Palace Banquet

A look at the Sands Theatre dolled up as a banquet facility.
See the site's gallery page for several more interior shots.
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Historic Glendale Theatres - The Sands / Regency I

A view of the Sands Theatre building.

photo: Google Maps - 2011

We're looking north on Brand Blvd. Click on the photo to
enlarge or head to Google Maps for an interactive view.

A view looking south.

photo: Google Maps - 2011

South beyond the Sands Theatre (Regency One) we see the
Masonic Temple building. The first floor theatre in the building
was known as the Temple Theatre and (while operated by Pacific
Theatres, the Regency Two.
  Click on the image for a larger view.

    American Classic Images

A 1982 view of the facade from the American
Classic Images collection.
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A 1983 view after the vertical was removed. 
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