The site that the Crest Theatre sits on has housed a theatre since 1912. In 1995, the Crest received a one million dollar restoration, bringing Sacramento's last picture palace back to its glittery 1940s appearance. The Crest boasts one of the most elegant settings Sacramento has to offer, featuring a fabulous gold leaf art deco interior.
Over the past ten years, the Crest has been a host to many different types of shows and events. It continues to host a program of classic and recent films, concerts, a variety of comedy shows, and community events. In addition, the Crest is frequently used for private events such as political fundraisers, receptions, movie screenings, conferences employee orientations, and weddings.