3,650 - (folding wooden) chairs.
The Long Beach Municipal Auditorium opened in 1930 in the Pike area of Long Beach. The Pike was Long Beach's entertainment center - where visitors could swim, ride roller coasters and other thrill rides, eat, dance, visit concession stands and go to shows. It was sort of a West Coast Coney Island that operated from 1902 to 1969.
The Long Beach Auditorium was surrounded on three sides by a lagoon and the Rainbow Pier- which stretched between Pine Avenue to Linden. (This lagoon was later filled in).
FRASHER FOTO POSTCARD COLLECTION
In 1975, the Long Beach Auditorium was demolished to make way for the Long Beach Convention Center complex.
Ray Charles and his Orchestra DECEMBER 31
Fred Waring and his Wonderful World of Music FEBRUARY 11Hootenanny '63 OCTOBER 18Ray Charles DECEMBER 29
Smothers Brothers FEBRUARY 21
Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanian s JANUARY 14Peter, Paul & Mary FEBRUARY 26The Righteous Brothers, Beau Brummels, Glenn Campbell, Dixie Cups, Bob Goldsboro MARCH 21Shindig! National Tour JUNE 11 (2 shows that evening)Grand 'Ole Opry w/ Minnie Pearl, Loretta Lynn, Ferlin Husky, Ray Price, George Jones OCTOBER 16 & 17Roger Miller NOVEMBER 17Bob Dylan DECEMBER 17
Liberace JANUARY 28Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians MARCH 10Peter, Paul & Mary MARCH 25Mary Robbins w/ Glen Campbell, Roy Acuff JUNE 15Grand Ole Opry w/ Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, Earl Scruggs, Grandpa Jones, Little Jimmy Dickens, Lester Flatt OCTOBER 8
Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians JANUARY 26Peter, Paul & Mary FEBRUARY 18Petula Clark APRIL 2Grand Ole Opry w/ Ray Price, Roy Clark, Connie Smith, Charlie Pride MAY 16
Peter, Paul & Mary MARCH 2Ray Charles DECEMBER 27
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Peter, Paul & Mary FEBRUARY 21Simon & Garfunkel NOVEMBER 15
The Band FEBRUARY 6Judy Collins FEBRUARY 13Jose Greco FEBRUARY 21Fred Waring MARCH 3Delaney & Bonnie NOVEMBER 28
Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dottie West, Slim Whitman JANUARY 9The James Gang, Edgar Winter's White Trash, War OCTOBER 17Alice Cooper JULY 11Rod Stewart JULY 30Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker AUGUST 5Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, George Jones AUGUST 11Black Oak Arkansas AUGUST 14Jeff Beck OCTOBER 29
The James Gang, Bloodrock FEBRUARY 11Youngbloods JANUARY 23Deep Purple, Buddy Miles Band, Uriah Heep JANUARY 30The James Gang FEBRUARY 11John Mayall, Taj Mahal FEBRUARY 18Four Tops FEBRUARY 19Marty Robbins, Tex Williams MARCH 4Allman Brothers MARCH 5Emerson, Lake & Palmer MARCH 22Ravi Shankar MARCH 29 & 30Sha Na Na, Crazy Horse, George Carlin MARCH 31, APRIL 1 & 2Joan Baez APRIL 22Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway MAY 6Black Oak Arkansas JUNE 4Cheech and Chong JUNE 16T. Rex OCTOBER 15Chuck Berry NOVEMBER 19The James Gang, Black Oak Arkansas, Spencer Davis NOVEMBER 26
Guess Who, Steely Dan FEBRUARY 2Quicksilver, Mark Almond FEBRUARY 17Dolly Parton MARCH 2Hot Tuna, Doobie Brothers MARCH 4Stevie Wonder MARCH 16Uriah Heep MARCH 30Jo Jo Gunne, Foghat APRIL 3Helen Reddy, Mac Davis APRIL 8Sha Na Na, Comander Cody APRIL 22Quicksilver, Savoy Brown, Peter Frampton, ZZ Top JULY 15Jo Jo Gunne, Peter Frampton DECEMBER 12
Fleetwood Mac, Rory Gallagher FEBRUARY 17Foghat, Srawbs MARCH 2Kris Kristofferson MARCH 17Tower of Power, Redbone MARCH 10Dave Mason APRIL 26Steely Dan, Madua MAY 5Electric Light Orchestra, Maggie Bell MAY 12The Guess Who MAY 18Poco MAY 24Savoy Brown, Manfred Mann, Kiss MAY 31Elvin Bishop, Brian Auger OCTOBER 20
In 1975 - the Long Beach Auditorium was demolished to make way for a new performing arts theater.
The Long Beach Terrace Theater
In January of 1978 the Long Beach Auditorium was replaced with the 3,141 seat Terrace Theater. This was part of the larger Long Beach Convention Center which includes the 862 seat Center Theaters a 100,000 sq. ft. Exhibition Hall and the 14,000 seat sports arena.
Harry Chapin APRIL 14The Bob Weir Band, Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman MAY 20Jackson Browne JUNE 8Al Green JUNE 9Robert Palmer JUNE 14Ray Charles and the Raelettes AUGUST 20
Sad note: -Keith Moon of the Who dies - SEPTEMBER 7th 1978
Nancy Wilson SEPTEMBER 30George Carlin OCTOBER 27Pablo Cruise OCTOBER 26Jean Luc Ponty, Mark Almond Band DECEMBER 10 & 11Peter Gabriel, Jules & The Polar Bears NOVEMBER 22Weather Report NOVEMBER 24Van Morrison NOVEMBER 27The Carpenters DECEMBER 3Richard Pryor, Patti LaBelle DECEMBER 28 & 29
Pointer Sisters APRIL 30Santana NOVEMBER 16Manhattan Transfer DECEMBER 11---------------------------