Local Register of Historic Resources

Crest TheaterH.P. #270
Crest Theater (1949)

1160 Broadway Plaza
Art Deco-Retro
William D. Coffey, Structural engineer
Carl H. Moeller, Interior designer
Howard Lund, Tower sign/marquee designer

The Crest Theater is one of several ornate movie theaters in downtown Fresno. The retro Art Deco style was very popular for theaters in the 1940s and 1950s. Of particular significance is the building's fifty-foot-tall sign, which is the most elaborate example of commercial neon work in Fresno.

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