San Clemente, California
Located in San Clemente, California just off the Pacific Coastal Highway within a historic district overlooking the ocean, the Miramar Theatre opened as the San Clemente Theatre in 1938. Constructed in Spanish Colonial Revival style, the building features a distinctive 44-foot square entry tower. The Miramar Theatre is included in the City's Designated Historic Structures List and is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The San Clemente Bowling Center occupies the western portion of the Miramar Theatre site. Constructed in 1946 and also built in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, the building has stood vacant since 1992.
Westlake Reed Leskosky was retained by the City of San Clemente in 2012 to survey the current condition of the structures and make recommendations for their rehabilitation and potential adaptive reuse of the buildings. The project is an important first step in laying the ground work for creating a cultural & community amenity in a unique southern California town that has been long known for its strong surfing culture.
The Miramar Theatre and Bowling Alley Historic Structures Report examines both of these significant historic buildings that have begun to deteriorate from decades of neglect.