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Old single screen theater to be restored 11 Oct 2005 10:00 #11092

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The old D & R Theatre in Aberdeen, Washington has been bought by a non-profit group. They intend to restore it for stage plays, concerts, and movies. Check out the huge job ahead of them with the pictures posted at www.harborartsfoundation.org

I had only ever been able to see/photograph the outside of this theater and have never been able to go inside to get a look. It's just too bad they want to yard out that free-standing "Pacman" shaped boxoffice and remove the vintage 1940 marquee.
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Re: Old single screen theater to be restored 14 Oct 2005 23:22 #11093

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What the hell happened to the building? Doesn't look too old, but heck, how many years has it been empty? Too rundown for me!
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Re: Old single screen theater to be restored 15 Oct 2005 01:26 #11094

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I think it last operated in 1987. The building was erected in 1927 or so.
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Re: Old single screen theater to be restored 15 Oct 2005 10:22 #11095

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The theatre dates back the late 1920's, it is listed along with the Weir Theatre as being wired for sound as of Jan 1st, 1929. The theatre was listed as seating 1200 in 1929 and later reseated to around 1000 seats in the mid 1940's. During the 1940's till the 1960's the theatre was operated by Evergreen State Amusement Corp. which was one of the subsidiaries of Fox West Coast Theatres and later National Theatres which was known later as National General Theatres (still a Fox company).

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Re: Old single screen theater to be restored 15 Oct 2005 13:40 #11096

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National General Theaters: now there's a name I haven't thought of in a long time!... Worked for 'em a short while back in 1968... The upper management then was a bunch of really decent gentlemen!...

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