McDonald Theatre

1010 Willamette Street,
Eugene, OR 97402

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McDonald Theatre (Official)

Additional Info

Previously operated by: Evergreen State Amusement Corp.

Architects: Albert Mercier, Lee Arden Thomas

Firms: Thomas & Mercier

Functions: Concerts

Previous Names: Lowell Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 5413454442ext4
Manager: 5413454442ext4

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McDonald marquee

Opened in 1925 as a silent movie house. Converted to a “talkie” movie house after the explosion of popularity in motion pictures, the venue today supports live music, plays, and other vibrant community gatherings. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

shoeshoe14 on October 13, 2005 at 8:20 am

This theater is owned by the Kesey family of Eugene. Ken Kesey is the now deceased patriarch of that family and was the leader of the Merry Pranksters and the bus Furthur that was immortalized in Tom Wolffe’s, Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

kencmcintyre on May 28, 2006 at 9:00 pm

The theater is in foreclosure and may sold at auction next week:

GaryParks on April 15, 2007 at 9:05 pm

I saw and photographed the exterior of the McDonald week-before-last. It is in operation as a concert venue.

DavidZornig on August 7, 2017 at 10:22 pm

1952 photo added, source unknown.

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