Galt Theater

A photo from the latter part of 1955 shows a double feature of “A View from Pompey’s Head” with Richard Egan and “Naked Dawn” with Arthur Kennedy. Neither production was a big box office hit but, in a small town, they were quality movies for a Friday or Saturday night. Albert Schauer and Eric Speiss built the Galt Theater for $75,000 in 1949. The 500-seat movie house could only show a film after it had a mass distribution in larger cities. That would become a problem in later years when local citizens traveled to Stockton or Sacramento to see the movies in their first run. Dwindling ticket sales caused the Galt Theater to close in 1983 after 34 years in business.