Washington Movie Theatres (page 1)

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Aberdeen Theatre
D&R Theatre: 1, 2, 3, 4

Admiral Theatre
Bremerton, WA

2005 & 2008:

This Admiral Theatre was built in 1942. In the early 1980s, it was divided into three theatres. The Admiral closed in 1988 and was saved by a community group in 1990. After a $4.2 million restoration, it reopened in 1997. The theatre was repainted in 2009. It had been painted light blue since 1997. I don't know what the original color scheme was. For more, see this website. [third photo in first row thanks Chris Canary] [map]

Mount Baker Theatre

Roxy Theatre
Bremerton, WA
The Roxy Theatre was designed by Bjarne Moe and opened in 1941. It was occupied by the Calvary Chapel Bremerton for some years. The building was since around 2013. It was refurbished in 2017 and reopened in 2018. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Liberty Theatre
Camas, WA
The Liberty Theatre was built in 1927 as the Granada Theatre. By the 1940s, it had become the Liberty Theatre. There was a devastating fire in 1994. The theatre was restored in 1996. For more, see this website. [map]

Fox Theatre
Centralia, WA
2008: 2015:
The Fox Theatre opened in 1930 and closed in 1998. Now owned by the City, it began showing films again in 2009. In 2013, the canopy sign was replaced. The new sign and canopy were based on the originals. The marquee in the 2008 photo above had been installed in 1958. In 2019, the theatre was closed for interior renovation. In 2020, new doors and a replica ticket booth were installed. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Chehalis Theatre
Chehalis, WA
Liberty Theatre
Dayton, WA
Des Moines Cinema
Des Moines, WA
The Chehalis Theatre was built in 1923 as a car dealership for James Gabel. In 1938, the building was converted into the Pix Theatre. In 1958, it was renovated and renamed the Chehalis Theatre. The theatre closed in 1984 and operated as a video rental store until 1994. In 1996, it was renovated and turned back into a theatre. In 2008, the theatre closed again. It was still vacant in 2015 when these photos were taken. The theatre reopened in 2016 with live performances and films. For more, see this website. [map]

The Liberty Theatre opened in 1910. It closed in the early 1970s. After a restoration beginning in 1994, the theatre reopened in 2001 with films and live performances. For more, see this website. [map]

The Des Moines Cinema was built in 1947. The building also houses retail stores and office space. The theatre has been vacant since at least 2011. In 2021, the building was being renovated with additions and was surrounded by scaffolding. The sign was missing but I believe it will be back. The theatre will be used for film and live performances. For more, see this website. [map]

Liberty Theatre
Ellensburg, WA
2008: 2015:
The Liberty Theatre opened in 1937. The original colors were aqua and white. There was a box office under the marquee that was destroyed in the late 1960s when it was struck by a car. There was also a neon extension on top of the marquee's pylon. The theatre closed in 2009 and was sold to a church. Around 2012, the building was repainted. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Chalet Theatre

Lee Theatre
Ephrata, WA
The Lee Theatre was built in 1950. In 2005, there was still a little bit of neon above and below the "Lee" text on the facade. That was gone by 2007. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

7th Street Theatre
Hoquiam, WA
The 7th Theatre is a well-preserved atmospheric theatre which opened in 1928. The building is used as a live performance venue. The neon sign is modern. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Kelso Theatre
Kelso, WA
The Kelso Theatre was built in 1937. In 1997, it was converted into the Kelso Theater Pub which still shows movies. Around 2006, a new marquee replaced a much larger one from the early 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

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