The Garberville Theatre

The Garberville Theatre

The Garberville Theatre a family-owned theatre in the town of Garberville, CA. The theatre has been a part of our small community for 75 years this August. It is one of the very few remaining single-screen theatres in northern California that still retains much of it’s original atmosphere and charm.

We offer first-run Hollywood movies, host speakers and events, present concerts. Local schools hold their rehearsals here and put on plays, so many local young drama students have enjoyed performing on the stage at one time or another in their lives. Our local community credit union holds their annual membership meetings here, with members seeing the movie free. It is always fun to fill up the house with our community members.

The snack bar features organic popcorn, offered with real butter or spices of your choice, and our varied mix of sweets, ice creams, and refreshments are sure to satisfy almost any taste. The staff consists mostly of youth from the community, for most it is their first job, and they really enjoy working together. The staff are considered to be family, and care about each other as if they were.

Owners Chris and Brigette Brannan show their tenacity by keeping the theatre up and running, as the costs of operating a movie theatre can be quite high. Their love of the community, and their persistance in keeping it open are apparent in all they do.

We invite you to explore our web site at where you can view upcoming films, special events, theatre news, and a brief history of it’s 75 years as part of our community. We hope you’ll come attend a show, enjoy the delicious popcorn, and return often.

Seasons Open: All Year

Hours Open: 7:30pm till film conclusion (except Wednesdays from 6:30 till film conclusion.)

Fees: Admission: $7 for adults, $6 for Children and Seniors (55 and up), $5 for all matinee seats (when scheduled).

ADA Accessibility Notes
Most of the theatres facilities are ADA compatible. We are happy to provide our patrons with any assistance they may need

Eco-Friendly Notes
In summer of 2009 the theatre began it’s project to eventually reduce it’s carbon footprint to zero by installing solar panels on it’s large sloped south facing roof. This required installing a new roof covering which has been completed for the south side of the roof where the the first of the solar panels to be installed were placed. More will be added as funds become available. Our goal is provide for all the theatres energy needs as well as provide surplus energy to the local power grid. When completed the theatre will join the ranks of only a very few completely solar powered theatres in California. A live online web display, of the our current real-time solar output can be viewed at any time at:

Updates and more information about the ongoing project can be viewd at the theatre web site at

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Pet Friendly Notes
We’re sorry but only seeing-eye or ADA licensed animals are allowed in the theatre.

For More Information, Contact:

Garberville Theatre
766 Redwood Drive, Garberville, CA, CA 95542


The Garberville Theatre