The Yost Theater

307 N. Spurgeon St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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The Yost Theater is a concert venue in Santa Ana. Housed in a vintage movie house, the Yost Theater is looking to compete with big OC music venues such as Disney's House of Blues. Gorgeously appointed with massive plush drapes, ornate lanterns, blue ceiling tiles and a state of the art sound system, there might be some nervous grumbling in the House of Mouse. They have a lot of EDM shows, but the occasional indie darling will sneak in—and even some Spanish-language stuff. Co-operated by former Koo's Cafe owner Dennis Lluy, The Yost serves a large selection of draft beers and features a full bar -- perfect for getting loose in front of the massive stage. We won’t talk about its historic role as the center of Latino life in Southern California and its subsequent thievery twice from the Latinos who loved it because it’s simply too painful—but now you know.

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  • The Yost Theater Shuts Its Doors, Will Reopen Under New Management
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:44 a.m. by Nate Jackson

    The only thing more amazing than the Yost Theater turning 105 this year is the story of how many times it has changed hands since 1912. From a vaudeville theater to a Pentecostal Church to a downtown nightclub, all the change-overs ...

  • The Next Generation of Filmmakers Film Festival Goes Global
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 1:49 p.m. by Aimee Murillo

    The ambitious crew of youth putting together the annual Next Generation of Filmmakers Film Festival (NGF Film Festival) have been thinking big for the 2016 showcase. Students from Orange Coast College started the fest three years ag...

  • Shakina Nayfack Brings Her Fascinating Take on Life to the Yost
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 8 a.m. by Joel Beers

    She is, by most standards, part of white Middle America's waking nightmare: A tatted-up Marxist transsexual artist who writes that she has given her pussy to Jesus. Yet, talk to Shakina Nayfack, a born-and-raised Orange Countian tur...

  • The Adicts Get Kids Hooked at The Yost
    Friday, June 24, 2016 at 7:55 a.m. by Scott Feinblatt

    The Adicts Yost Theater 6/22/2016 If there’s one lesson that The Adicts can teach humanity, it’s that in their hands, the indomitable spirit of punk rock is a contagious fountain of youth. Though last night’s audience at the Yost (t...

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