Alhambra: Sacramento’s Palace of Fantasy

The Center for Sacramento History, in partnership with Matías Antonio Bombal, Chad E. Williams and executive producer Wendell Jacob, is proud to present the world premiere of Alhambra: Sacramento’s Palace of Fantasy, at the Tower Theatre.


Screenings will take place Wednesday, February 21, at 7 and 8:20 p.m. at Tower Theatre, 2508 Land Park Drive in Sacramento, at the corner of Land Park Drive and Broadway. Free parking is available behind the theater, off Land Park Drive.


Tickets are $30 each, available online only at No tickets will be sold at the door. Seating is limited, and tickets are expected to sell out quickly. Proceeds will help preserve and provide public access to the Center’s film collections.



Culminating more than a year in research and production, using multiple resources from the collections of the Center for Sacramento History and the community, this documentary examines why the Alhambra Theatre (1927-1973) captured the imagination of all who entered … and how its demise still sparks controversy almost 50 years later.


The 55-minute documentary film tells through interviews, images and newly-found movies, the story of Sacramento’s beloved and lost Alhambra Theatre, a 1927 million-dollar temple to movies, music, and art for 46 years. 


Please note – the event will take place at the Tower Theatre, not the Sacramento History Museum or the Center for Sacramento History.


For more information, call the center at (916) 808-7072.