About Golden State Theatre
Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Monterey! In 1926, a 15,000 square-foot Moorish castle rose on Alvarado Street, to the amazement of locals and visitors alike. A new cinema and live performance venue to rival those in California's largest cities, the Golden State Theatre was the definition of an opulent movie palace. After decades of deterioration, it has been faithfully restored to its former glory, featuring an Old World grand lobby and mezzanine, one thousand plush velvet seats, state-of-the-art sound, and the indefinable magic of a truly historic setting. B.B. King, Willie Nelson, The Smothers Brothers — these are just some of the names that have recently graced the stage, contributing to the Theatre's new legacy since its renovation and exciting revival.