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Del Mar Community Use

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The Del Mar Theatre, located at 1124 Pacific Ave in downtown Santa Cruz, is available on a limited basis for use by non-profit community groups for film festivals and lecture series. The theater contains the 288-seat Grand Auditorium, and two smaller 138-seat theaters, and is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and projection facilities. The theater boasts a grand lobby and concessions area and is fully disabled accessible.

Please note that the Theatre is only available for community use booking by eligible organizations between April 1 and November 15 annually. 

If your group is interested in using the theatre, please follow these steps: 

1. Read the Policies and Procedures

2. Complete the Application Form

3. Call 831-420-5150 or email for information on availability

In order to rent the theatre for community use, your group must provide a use fee to the City, management fees to the theater and insurance among other requirements. The Policies and Procedures also contain a checklist for all the steps in the community use process.

If your group does not meet the requirements for community use of the facility, the theatre is available for rent by contacting the Landmark Theatres directly at 831-426-7500.

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