News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 04/02/2009
Subject :

Stanford Theatre Evacuated for Projector Fire
Contact : Barbara Cimino, Emergency Manager    650-444-6267

Palo Alto, CA – At 7:37 p.m., a fire was reported at the Stanford Theatre on University Avenue. Palo Alto Fire Department responded with multiple engines.  Menlo Park Fire also responded. 

The theatre was already evacuated and the fire was suppressed by the theatre’s sprinkler system before the fire engines arrived.

There were no injuries and the fire was isolated to the movie projector.  There is some water damage to the theatre from the sprinkler system.