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Stanley Theatre
Vancouver B.C.
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's a shot of the historic Stanley Theatre in Vancouver B.C. The Stanley first opened in 1931 as a vaudeville theatre. 03-06

 

 

Rialto Theatre
Tacoma, WA
Photos courtesy Gorb70

The Rialto Theatre in Tacoma, WA originally opened on September 7, 1918. By the 1990's, the Rialto began to appear run down and operated as a discount movie theatre. The City of Tacoma and the Broadway Theater District restored the theatre soon after. 02-07

 

 

Capitol Theatre
Olympia, WA
Photo courtesy Gorb70

The Capitol Theatre, located in Olympia, WA, was built in the 1920's. The theatre is now home to the Olympia Film Society. 03-07

 

 

Uptown Theatre
Seattle, WA
Photo courtesy Jeffrey Cook / 2006

Here's a shot of the Uptown Theatre, located in Seattle. The Uptown opened in 1926 and is now part of the Loews Cineplex chain. 11-07

 

 

Paris Theatre Portland ORParis Theatre
Portland, OR
Photo courtesy Jim Zahniser

Check out this well worn marquee for the Paris Theatre located in Portland, OR. The Paris Theatre was built in 1890 as a burlesque theatre then movies such as Deep Throat. After a stint as a live theatre and music venue, the Paris is again the site for adult movies. 09-10

 

 

Varsity Theatre Seattle WAVarsity Theatre
Seattle, WA
Photo courtesy Jim Zahniser

The Varsity Theatre is a 3 screener operated by Landmark Theatres. According to the Landmark Theatres website, the Varsity has been operating as a movie theatre since 1940. Two screens were added when the theatre added an upstairs in 1985. 09-10

 

 

Pantages Theatre (Demolished)
Vancouver, B.C.
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The 1908 Pantages Theatre in Vancouver B.C. is a historic site to see when visiting town. Unfortunately, demolition is now underway on the theatre as Vancouver loses yet another r significant reminder of its historic past.

See the Lost Treasures feature on the Pantages Theatre. 06-11

 

 

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