Washington Movie Theatres (page 3)

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Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA
2008: 2015:
The Paramount Theatre was designed by Rapp & Rapp and opened in 1928 with vaudeville and movies. It is now used as a performing arts center. This photo is from 2008. In 2009, the blade sign was replaced with a lighter sign using LED bulbs. The marquee sign was also changed. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Admiral Theatre
Seattle, WA
The Admiral Theatre opened as the Portola Theatre in 1919. It was expanded and updated with Art Moderne design by B. Marcus Priteca in 1942. The nautical theme included an exterior ship's mast and interior murals. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Guild 45th Theatre
Seattle, WA
The Guild 45th Theatre opened in 1919 as the Paramount Theatre. The name was changed in 1928 when Paramount Pictures opened a theatre downtown. In the 1930s, it was known as Bruen's 45th Street Theatre. In 1983, a second screen was added in the building two doors away (third photo above). In 2017, the theatre closed. In 2021, the marquee was destroyed. A set of the Guild letters was saved and will be displayed at the Octopus Bar nearby. The theatre will probably be demolished as well. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Uptown Theatre
Seattle, WA
Snohomish Theatre
Snohomish, WA
The Uptown Theatre opened in 1926. The facade and marquee were updated in the 1940s. The theatre is now known as the SIFF Cinema Uptown, showing regular films and hosting the Seattle International Film Festival. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Snohomish Theatre was built in 1924 as Lon Brown's Theatre. It closed in 1999. Since around 2008, the building has housed the Pegasus Theatre Shops, an antiques store. This sign is modern, built to look somewhat like the original. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Seattle:
Cinerama Theatre [map]
Egyptian Theatre
Neptune Theatre

Garland Theatre
Spokane, WA
The Garland Theatre opened in 1945. It closed briefly in the 1960s, was a porn theatre for a while, and then was vacant from 1986-1988. However, it has remained open since then. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Fox Theatre
Spokane, WA
The Fox Theatre was designed by Robert C. Reamer and opened in 1931. In 1975, the theatre was triplexed. In 2000, the Spokane Symphony bought the building. After a massive restoration, the theatre reopened in 2007 as a live performance venue known as the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. Non-original neon signs were removed and a replica of the original marquee sign was installed. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Pantages Theatre
Tacoma, WA
Rialto Theatre
Tacoma, WA
The Pantages Theatre was built in 1917. It was converted into a movie theatre in 1932. The theatre was renovated from 1978-1983 and reopened as a live performance venue. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rialto Theatre was designed by Rolland Borhek and opened in 1918. It is now used as a performing arts venue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Kiggins Theatre
Vancouver, WA
The Kiggins Theatre was designed by Day Hilborn and built in 1936. While the vertical sign is original, the marquee was updated in the 1950s. In 1997, the theatre closed and was restored. It reopened in 2011. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Walla Walla:
Liberty Theatre

Liberty Theatre
Wapato, WA
The Liberty Theatre was built in 1920 and remodeled in 1946. By 2008, the theatre was in use as a performing arts center. In 2015, the building appeared to be vacant. It is now used as a banquet hall and event space. For more, see this website. [map]

Capitol Theatre

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