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100 Star Starred
Balboa Theatre
Located at E. Street 868 Fourth Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
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83 stars
Find street parking north of Broadway and a few blocks west. We're always able to find parking around 5th West and C. Street parking is free after 6pm. (arrive around 5:45 and pay the quarter to the meter to guarantee a spot.)
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"A Bronx Tale"
19 ratings
4.8 average rating
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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 16 2014

Chazz is such a great actor - he did a wonderful job telling his "Bronx Tale". The Balboa theater is quite old and there is hardly any room in front of your seat. The seats are not staggered, so I had a hard time seeing around the person with...continued

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attended Aug 16 2014

Chazz is an amazing actor. He created a whole world. The performance was funny and touching.

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4 stars
attended Aug 16 2014

The venue was beautiful to begin with. I am a fan of Chazz Palminteri and I love the movie version of A Bronx Tale. This live, one man performance exceeded my expectations. He was brilliant! I recommend this performance, you must see it!

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In 1989 Chazz Palminteri wrote a one-man show about a killing he saw in the Bronx when he was nine years old. He performed it at a little theater in Hollywood California. It became a hit and the most sought-after property since Rocky. With only two hundred left in the bank and million dollar offers, he refused to sell his play unless he played Sonny and wrote the screenplay. He held out and got his wish with Robert De Niro. This is the original one-man show he wrote and performed in 1989 that made him a star.

Born in 1952, Palmintieri grew up in a tough area of the Bronx and it gave young Calogero (Palminteri’s given first name) the life lessons that would later prove very useful to his career. He started out pursuing his craft in studying at the Actor’s Studio with Lee Straussberg. He appeared off-Broadway in the early 1980s while paying his dues as a singer in his own band.

Run Time: 82 minutes, no intermission
Recommended for ages 6 and up.

About the Ticket Supplier: San Diego Theatres

San Diego Theatres is a 501©3 non-profit, public benefit corporation established to manage and operate publicly-owned performing arts theatres. We are responsible for the management, marketing, operations and maintenance of the San Diego Civic Theatre under the terms of an operating agreement with the City of San Diego. Additionally, San Diego Theatres has assumed the same responsibility for the historic Balboa Theatre in the Gaslamp Quarter under the terms of a long-term lease with the City of San Diego’s Redevelopment Agency.

San Diego Theatres strives to positively impact the community through facility enhancement projects, the advancement of a downtown theatre district, and strategic partnerships for the enrichment of the performing arts for the benefit of the region.

San Diego Theatres was established in 2003 by the San Diego Convention Center Corporation as a subsidiary non-profit corporation. The strategy of San Diego Theatres is to position itself for growth and future independence as a fully independent stand-alone entity. This is a model that will allow us to capitalize on years of service to the community, while advancing into the future with focused determination to proactively improve the performing arts experience for the citizens of the greater San Diego region.