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Alhambra: Sacramento’s Palace of Fantasy Documentary Screening

April 27 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Woodland Opera House Presents

Alhambra: Sacramento’s Palace of Fantasy Documentary Screening

Produced by: Executive Producer, Wendell P. Jacob

Co-Producers Chad E. Williams and Matias A. Bombal


Saturday, April 27, 2019


A 55-minute documentary tells the story of Sacramento’s beloved Alhambra Theatre, a million dollar temple, built in 1927 for moving pictures and the arts. The story is told with compelling interviews, pictures and newly-found archival footage. Co-producers Matías Bombal and Chad E. Williams rendered the pieces of this historical puzzle into a compelling story arc of Sacramento’s pride and later, shame.



  • 12:30 pm; Guided tours of the historic Woodland Opera House
  • 2:00 pm; Movie will start promptly
  • Bombal and Williams will address the audience and do a Q&A session following the screening
  • Reception (non-hosted) will resume in the Heritage Plaza




About the award winning producers:

  • Matías A. Bombal, director and co-producer, has been a master of ceremonies and art-house film exhibitor for most of his adult life. Bombal now writes and talks about movies via “Matías Bombal’s Hollywood.”
  • Chad E. Williams has co-produced and edited three documentaries with Bombal including “The Sacramento Picture” (2015) and “The Story Behind Your Radio Dial” (2016).


Bombal and Williams received an award for their efforts in the making of the documentary from the Sacramento Art Deco Society in December 2018.

Proceeds from this screening will benefit the Historic Woodland Opera House.


April 27
12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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