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Located in Upland, the Grove Theater is a mid-century modern venue that was built in 1947 to screen Hollywood films. Today, it functions as a live event theater for stage performances which range from dance musicals to plays and one-man shows. Every season has a theme and the shows fit accordingly, so expect plenty of holiday spectaculars during winter. The theater also offers workshops and classes to all age groups in order to better appreciate performance art in the community. On a side note, the stage director is Sherry Kinison, brother-in-law to the late, great comedian Sam Kinison.
Ever since it's opening in 1932, Bridges Auditorium located on the Pomona College campus has provided a multi-cultural event space in the city of Claremont. The auditorium not only functions as an entertainment venue, but it also hosts talks and exhibitions as well. A few names from the illustrious list of entertainers that have graced its stage include Spanish guitarist Andres Segovia, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Bill Clinton, Willie Nelson, Dave Chappelle and Steve Martin. Bridges Auditorium accommodates around 2,494 people and its Northern Italian Renaissance architecture is a treat unto itself.
The Toyota Arena is Ontario's major event center which hosts events like NBA D-league games, high-profile concerts and ECHL ice hockey. As far as seating is concerned, the arena can accommodate around 11000 spectators on the main floor, in addition to 36 luxury suites. The arena is primarily used as the home grounds for the American Hockey League's Ontario Reign and the Ontario Fury from the Professional Indoor Hockey League, but the arena also hosts Disney on Ice, Moto-Cross and other events throughout the year.
The idea of attending a dinner theater seems to be one from a bygone era, especially for those born after 1980. Nonetheless, for more than 30 years the Candlelight Pavilion has run under the auspices of the Bollinger family. The family and staff are energetic while they present Broadway and Off-Broadway revivals, with productions like The Producers, Spamalot and My Fair Lady. As the name implies, a three-course dinner is served while you watch the show.
The Fox Theater Pomona is an all-purpose venue that has a multitude of entertainment options. The venue first started as a proud movie cinema in 1931 during an era that produced legends on the silver screen. Today it serves as a concert hall, theater, cinema, and event venue, where the theater hosts everything from private parties to romantic dinners. The beautiful Art Deco structure is one of the most sought-after event venues in the city.