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As part of the Oregon Historic Theaters project, the University of Oregon’s Community Service Center identified historic theaters across the state and recorded details about the building and owner/operator contact information. The Inventory can then be used to:

  • Call attention to our state’s rich cultural resources.
  • Distribute relevant information about funding sources and marketing opportunities to theaters.
  • Connect theater owners/operators to state tourism professionals.

The final inventory identified 127 total theaters, 74 of which are currently operational.

Historic Theater Inventory Graphic

You can view the theaters’ location and operational status on this map.

Oregon’s Historic Theaters

Theater Name Year Built Location Status Ownership Structure Link
Academy Theater 1948 Portland Open Private http://www.academytheaterpdx.com/
Aladdin Theater 1928 Portland Open Private http://www.aladdin-theater.com/
Alberta Rose Theatre 1927 Portland Open Private https://albertarosetheatre.com/
Alger Theater 1940 Lakeview Closed Private
Alhambra Theatre/
Mt. Tabor
1913 Portland Open http://www.alhambrapdx.com/
Arcade Theater/Electric Arcade Theater 1908 Cottage Grove Open Private, Nonprofit partnership http://www.opalcentercg.org/


The Ark/Midway Theater 1930 Newport Closed: For Sale
Avalon Theatre 1915 Portland Open http://www.wunderlandgames.com/avalontheatre.asp
Bagdad Theater 1924 Portland Open Private http://www.mcmenamins.com/219-bagdad-theater-pub-home
Bijou Theatre/ AKA Lakeside 1937 Lincoln City Open Private http://www.cinemalovers.com/
Bobwhite Theatre 1924 Portland Closed: For Sale Private
The Broadway Theater c. 1930 Malin Open Nonprofit
Cameo Theatre 1936 Newberg Open Private http://www.99w.com/


Cinema 21 1926 Portland Open Private http://www.cinema21.com/
CineMagic Theater 1914 Portland Open http://www.thecinemagictheater.com/about-cinema.php
Clinton Street Theatre/26th Avenue Theatre/Encore 1914 Portland Open
Coaster Theatre PlayHouse 1924 CanNon Beach Open
Coliseum Theatre 1923 Tillamook Open www.tillamookcoliseum.com
Columbia Theatre 1928 St. Helens Open Private http://www.thecolumbiatheatre.com/Default.aspx
Columbian Theatre/Riviera 1925 Astoria Open http://columbianvoodoo.com/theater/
Craterian Theater
(At the Collier Center for the Performing Arts)
1924 Medford Open Nonprofit http://www.craterian.org/
Desert Historic Theatre Burns Open
Echo Theater 1910 Portland Open
Egyptian Theatre 1925 Coos Bay Open Public, Nonprofit Partnership http://egyptian-theatre.org/
Electric Theatre/Avalon Theatre Clatskanie Closed: Under Renovation
Elgin Opera House 1912 Elgin Open Public, Nonprofit Partnership www.elgiNoperahouse.com
ElsiNore Theater 1926 Salem Open Nonprofit http://www.elsiNoretheatre.com/about/index.html
Eltrym Theater, LLC c. 1940 Baker City Open Private www.eltrym.com
Forest Theater Forest Grove Open Private http://www.actvtheaters.com/
Fox Theatre 1949 Dallas Open http://www.dallasfox.net/
Gem Theater 1901 Athena Open Nonprofit http://www.gemtheatre.org/
Gilcrest Theater Gilchrist Closed Private
Granada Theater 1929 The Dalles Closed http://gorgegranada.com/
Granada Theater/Star Theater 1893 La Grande Open http://www.lagrandemovies.com/
Grand Theater c. 1900 Salem Open Private http://www.grandballroom.info/
Guild Theatre 1927 Portland Closed: For Sale Private
Holly Theater 1930 Medford Open Nonprofit http://www.hollytheatre.org/
Hollywood Theatre Portland Open Nonprofit
Mt. Hood Theatre 1949 Gresham Open Private http://www.mthoodtheatre.com/Default.aspx
Joy Cinema 1939 Tigard Open http://www.thejoycinema.com/
Joy Theater 1926 Vernonia Closed
Kuhn Theater 1937 Lebanon Open http://kuhncinema.com/

More active than website: https://www.facebook.com/kuhncinema

La Grande Drive-In 1953 La Grande Open
Lake Theater & Café 1940 Lake Oswego Open Private http://laketheatercafe.com/
Lark Theater/Moonlight Theater 1925 McMinnville Open Private http://www.3rdstreetpizza.com/theTheater.html
Laurelhurst Theater 1923 Portland Open http://www.laurelhursttheater.com/
Liberty Theater c. 1925 Condon Closed
Liberty Theater (Astoria Building) 1924 Astoria Open Nonprofit www.liberty-theater.org
Liberty Theater/Little Theatre on the Bay c. 1915 North Bend Open Nonprofit http://www.ltob.net/
Liberty Theater/Orpheum Theater/Arcade Theater 1911 La Grande Closed http://libertyonadams.org/
M and F Drive In Theatre Milton-Freewater Open http://www.m-fdriveintheatre.com/
Mack Theater McMinnville Closed http://www.macktheater.com/
Majestic Theatre Building 1913 Corvallis Open Public http://www.ci.corvallis.or.us/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=1062&Itemid=1271
McDonald Theatre 1925 Eugene Open Private http://www.mcdonaldtheatre.com/index.html
Moreland Theater 1926 Portland Open http://www.morelandtheater.com/
Motor Vu Drive-In 1953 Dallas Open www.dallasmotorvu.com
OK Theater/Vista Theater 1918 Enterprise Open Private https://www.facebook.com/pages/OK-Theatre/115097877180
Oregon Theatre 1925 Portland Open Private
Paris Theatre 1890 Portland Open Private
Palace Theater 1935 Silverton Open Private http://www.palace-silverton.com/
Pine Theater 1938 Prineville Open http://www.pinetheater.com/home
PIX Theater 1948 Woodburn Closed
Pix Theatre 1892 Albany Open Private http://www.albanypix.com/movie.aspx?movie_id=155204
Portland Publix/Paramount/Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 1928 Portland Open
Redwood Cinema 1927 Brookings Open http://www.redwoodtheater.com/
Rex Theater 1914 Vale Open
Rialto Theater/Albany Civic Theater 1925
Opened in 1950 – Not sure about the building
Albany Open http://albanycivic.org/
Richard E. Wildish Community Theater (formerly McKenzie Theater) 1921 Springfield Open Public, Nonprofit Partnership http://www.wildishtheater.com/index.html
Rio Theater 1945 Sweet Home Open
Riviera Theater Building 1925 Astoria Open http://www.columbianvoodoo.com/
Rivoli Theater 1927 Pendleton Closed http://rivolitheater.org/
Roseway Theater 1924 Portland Open Private http://www.rosewaytheater.com/
Ross Ragland Theater 1940 Klamath Falls Open Nonprofit http://www.rrtheater.org/
Rouge Theater 1938 Grants Pass Open http://www.roguetheatre.com/
Savoy/ Star Theatre c. 1930 Port Orford Open
Star Cinema 1949 Stayton Open Private http://www.starcinema.net/
Star Theater/Princess Theatre 1911 Portland Open
St. John’s Theater & Pub (McMenamins) 1905 Portland Open Private http://www.mcmenamins.com/226-st-johns-pub-home
St. John’s Twin Cinemas and Pub/Multnomah Theater/Venetian Theater 1908 Portland Open
Theater In The Grove/Star Theatre/Grove Theatre 1912 Forest Grove Open http://theatreinthegrove.org/
The Vert Auditorium 1932 Pendleton Open Public http://www.oregoneastsymphony.org/the-vert-auditorium
Tower Theatre 1940 Bend Open Nonprofit http://www.towertheatre.org/
Valley Theater 1960’s Beaverton Open http://www.valleycinemapub.com/
Varsity Theatre 1937 Ashland Open Private http://www.catheatres.com/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=36
Venetian Theatre 1911 Hillsboro Open Private http://www.venetiantheatre.com/
Victory Theater/ Tri-Cinema/ Milwaukee 1945 Milwaukie Open http://wunderlandgames.com/locations.asp
Whiteside Theater 1922 Corvallis Open http://whitesidetheatre.org/

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