Crest Theatre

5276 N. Lombard Street,
Portland, OR 97203

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Previous Names: Portsmouth Theatre

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Crest Theatre

Opened in 1913 as the Portsmouth Theatre, the theater was renamed the Crest in 1937 and operated until 1966. It was demolished three years later.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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cself on September 18, 2007 at 2:04 pm

My 6th Grade teacher at Peninsula School, Jim Svoboda owned the Crest Theatre (as well as the St. John’s and the Lombard) back in the late 50’s and early 60’s. He would give out free passes for good grades and behavior in his classroom. You could see two or three features on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon at the Crest. It was a very popular neighborhood theatre right up to the time it closed. I believe it closed with the onset of the Multi-plex theatres.

apatter503 on September 18, 2010 at 12:59 am

Saw “Taza Son of Chochise” there in 3D along with “Rob Roy” It was, to my recollection, the only theater to show it in 3D in Portland. I remember shivering in the cold rain waiting for the bus.

rivest266 on August 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm

This opened on July 28th, 1937. Grand opening ad here.

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