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“Showing it's age.”

The City National Civic
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Owner description: The City National Civic is managed and operated by San Jose Theaters, a division of Team San Jose. Built in 1936, it is a Spanish Mission style dual-level venue that hosts a variety of events including concerts from major touring artists, as well as a variety of other events (e.g. big-name comedians, sporting events, business conferences). A major, multi-million dollar renovation led to a grand re-opening of the Civic in October, 2012. In December of 2013, its name officially changed to City National Civic. The Who kicked off their first headlining tour of the U.S. here in 1968. This historic venue has also hosted The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand and many more. FAST FACTS: * 2,850 seats (flexible seating plans available) * State-of-the-art sound and HD video systems * Stage size: 112' x 35'
Sunnyvale, CA
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Showing it's age.”
Reviewed 23 March 2012

We've been to this several times for various dance competitions. Older theatre that is showing its age. Parking for fee is conveniently located across the street at the San Jose Convention Center.

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Morro Bay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wilco concert”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Great old building to see a concert. friendly security, great sound. convenient parking.

Visited January 2012
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ducka62
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379 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“War & Tower of Power Concert.”
Reviewed 7 January 2012

This venue is great. The security, atmosphere and seating are awesome. I would definitely come back to the SJ Civic Auditorium.

Visited December 2011
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