San Diego – Old Town Theatre

The Old Town Theatre is located in the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and it’s a working theatre with 246 seats. It’s operated by the Cygnet Theatre now and the building was constructed in the 1970s in the style of an nineteenth century structure.

One thing that puzzled me was the spelling of the Old Town Theatre and the Cygnet Theatre, which is the English spelling, rather than the American spelling which is usually ‘theater’. Or, at least, what I thought the American spelling was.

And here, I think, is the answer. The word ‘theater’ in American English is actually relatively new, only recently overtaking the ‘theatre’ spelling in American writing. Every day is a school day as they say….