Bandon Theater

Bandon, OR 97411

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Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Bandon Theater

The Bandon Theater served as the hometown movie theater in Bandon, Oregon from 1937 until the late-1970’s. The last owners were Jack and Shirley Ward. The theater was built as a somewhat temporary structure following the 1936 Bandon fire, but continued to serve for nearly 40 years. The seating arrangement as 5/10/5 X 20 but was altered a bit after a modest renovation in the late-1960’s. The theater had a decent projection and sound system–better than many larger theaters in the area.

Contributed by Phil Jenkins

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 4, 2010 at 11:52 am

Yeah,Phil I have noticed smaller theatres often are better picture and sound than these larger Downtown Theatres.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 4, 2010 at 11:54 am

I knew a man that Built a Theatre,Southside Cinema on CT and the picture and sound were fantasic.35mm.seated about 150 or so,

dallasmovietheaters on December 4, 2016 at 12:30 am

1937 opening shot in photos. The New Bandon Theatre replaced the Hartman Theatre which was destroyed along with most of the city in a catastrophic September 1936 fire.

DavidZornig on October 17, 2018 at 12:17 pm

1962 photo added via Michael DeVore.

MichaelKilgore on April 18, 2022 at 12:39 pm

Boxoffice, Feb. 18, 1956: “Although flood waters came up in the Bandon Theatre recently, covering the floor up to the 12 front rows for four days, the house was able to resume operation without extensive repairs. Owner Raleigh Greene had the air conditioning motors lifted high so heat could be resumed. Chief damage was to aisle carpeting.”

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