Theater photography project

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 10, 2009 at 7:35 am

I’m a professional photographer with an assignment to photograph a few classic theaters. The results will be displayed as very large prints in the lobby of the Lynwood Theater on Bainbridge Island, WA. I’m looking for suggestions of theaters to photograph in the Washington/Oregon area that would be most photogenic. They could also be former theaters now functioning as other businesses, or closed but intact, large or small.

Joel Sackett

206 842-9835

Theaters in this post

Comments (6)

KenLayton on April 10, 2009 at 9:50 am

Temple Theatre (in Tacoma)
Blue Mouse Theatre (in Tacoma)
Elma Theatre (in Elma)
Vashon Theatre (on Vashon Island)
Chehalis Theatre (in Chehalis)
Fox Theatre (in Centralia)
Capitol Theatre (in Olympia)
Admiral Theatre (in west Seattle)
Admiral Theatre (in Bremerton)
7th Street Theatre (in Hoquiam)
D & R Theatre (in Aberdeen)
Aberdeen Theatre (in Aberdeen, around the corner from D&R, this theater is now being used as a church, but the interior is still intact pretty much as a theater)

That ought to be a good start to your list.

KenLayton on April 10, 2009 at 9:57 am

Columbia Theatre (in St. Helens, Oregon, beautifully restored)

Robert Allen
Robert Allen on April 10, 2009 at 3:04 pm

The Mack Theatre in McMinnville, Oregon. You might also search as many theatres in both states are listed there and many have photos.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on April 12, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Just a few historic single screeners in Oregon, close to I-5 Fwy;

Cameo Theatre, Newberg -FAMILY OWNED AND GREAT
Palace Theatre, Silverton -QUITE NICE
Hollywood Theatre, Portland -FABULOUSLY AWESOME
Bagdad Theatre, Portland -GREAT AND ALMOST ORIGINAL
Elsinor Theatre, Salem -FABULOUSLY RESTORED

twopointeight on April 12, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Fantastic response, thank you all. Will post photos here later.

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