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    World Theater at CSU Monterey Bay


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    The World Theater at California State University, Monterey Bay is a 457-seat performing arts facility located in Seaside, California. The venue houses a professional live entertainment program, campus events and student productions, and concerts by local community groups. The World Theater was renovated from a historic 900-seat movie theater built about 50 years ago for the soldiers stationed at the U.S. Army's Fort Ord. The theater was named, the Hansen, after the 7th Infantry Division was reactivated at Fort Ord in the 1970's. Jack G. Hansen was a member of the 7th Infantry Division and received the Congressional Medal of Honor during the Korean War. In the late 1990's, as CSU Monterey Bay continued to develop and adapt buildings at the former military base for academic purposes, the Hansen was radically remodeled as a multi-use theater, and opened in 1999 with a concert by jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater.