Times' Theatre & Public House

133 Broadway Street,
Seaside, OR 97138

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Texas2step on May 11, 2019 at 4:45 pm

The Times Theatre opened on June 29, 1940 with “Waterloo Bridge” starring Vivien Leigh.

KenLayton on October 22, 2018 at 9:31 am

Wow! Looks like they did a great job. :)

DavidZornig on October 22, 2018 at 7:37 am

Address is 133 Broadway. Here is their Facebook page which has a few current photos of the exterior & interior that I will add to the Photos section.


DavidZornig on April 27, 2018 at 11:49 am

March 2018 article claiming it will re-open this Summer or later.


KenLayton on December 24, 2017 at 10:00 am

Is the theater open yet? Anyone able to get interior pictures?

KenLayton on August 31, 2017 at 8:53 pm

Wow! That’s a beautiful theater inside!

Curtis Cooper
Curtis Cooper on August 31, 2017 at 7:08 pm

There’s some interior pictures in this article: http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20170830/times-theater-to-return-to-seaside

KenLayton on August 29, 2017 at 7:34 pm

Status should be changed then from demolished to renovating.

abbiejo25 on August 29, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Nope building is still there. I didn’t take any photos when I was inside last week. I will next time though. It’s all torn apart now as they are doing remodel.

KenLayton on August 24, 2017 at 8:22 pm

I was never able to get inside the theater to take pictures. I could only get exterior photos taken. I haven’t been back to Seaside in several years. So the building did not get demolished? I’d like to see any interior pictures. Any chance the current owner could post some interior pictures here?

abbiejo25 on August 24, 2017 at 4:22 pm

Hello. Does anyone have photos of inside? Current owner of building is working on remodeling it and having it be a theater again. I am planning on getting married there actually. Would love any photos from inside. Photos from outside are great. Thank you KenLayton.

rherren on August 17, 2017 at 9:44 am

Does anyone here know when the Times Theater in Seaside, Oregon closed? I heard it was late summer of 1990, but I cannot find any information. I need month and year.


KenLayton on April 26, 2017 at 9:51 pm

I’ve now found and scanned my pictures of the Times Theater and added them here.

DavidZornig on April 1, 2017 at 7:56 am

I found those two on a Facebook page called Forgotten Oregon. I must have found 10-15 pics of various theatres, and I wasn’t even ¼ of the way through their photos section. I’ve already created 4 new CT pages for missing theatres based on what I’ve found. Still need to make one for the Parkrose when I have time.

KenLayton on April 1, 2017 at 7:47 am

I’ve got some pictures of this theater in my files. Just need to dig them out and scan them.

DavidZornig on March 31, 2017 at 9:49 pm

Early `50’s photo added courtesy of Curtis R. Hickman.

DavidZornig on March 30, 2017 at 8:33 pm

Circa 1964 photo added courtesy of Laurie Hamlin Kemhus‎.

Note the Sunset Drive-In sign on the wall of the Times Theatre building. Gregory Kershul the owner of the Times, originally bought the Sunset Drive-In in Gearhart Oregon in 1955, before buying the Times Theatre in 1959. His obituary is below. I will add a CT page for the Sunset Drive-in.


KenLayton on May 26, 2004 at 8:23 am

What a waste! The Times was a great theater. Here they tear down the only good theater in town and leave that horrid dump the Cannes Cinemas. Now I will NEVER go back to Seaside again.

Soesbe on May 25, 2004 at 5:48 pm

Sadly, now gone. The site now used for a massive time share complex.