Fair Oaks Historical Society

Virtual Walking Tour

The Quonset Hut Theater

7973 Park Dr.

This long metal building is the Quonset Hut Theater, built about 1950 and lasting as a theater only until 1958. The name "Quonset Hut" was used by the military in World War II for this type of multi-use building. This one probably was war surplus with the theater facade added on.

Movies were shown prior to this theater in the Community Clubhouse. The building still exists as you can see from the façade, but has been occupied by a furniture maker and a terra cotta pot and patio furniture extension of Racy’s Feed Store.

To the south was the Robinson Buffum building, torn down in 1970 to make room for the ampitheater.