Mt. Hood Theatre

401 E. Powell Boulevard,
Gresham, OR 97030

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DMarsh on December 5, 2023 at 6:37 am

Opened June 2, 1950 as the Hood. It was Henry and Rose Moyer’s fifth theater in Oregon. The opening feature was Paramount’s “The Eagle and the Hawk.” Publicity stated it featured 800 “bodiform” seats, air conditioning, and carpeted aisles.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 9, 2009 at 7:56 am

Here’s the Mt. Hood Theatre’s official web site. Double features, four bucks for adults, three for kids and seniors. That’s quite a bargain these days.

The Mt. Hood Theatre was probably designed by Portland architect James W. DeYoung. Here’s an item datelined Gresham, from Boxoffice, July 24, 1948:[quote]“H.H. Moyer, owner of the only theatre here, has announced plans to build a $100,000 theatre. Mayer said contracts had already been let to Ronald Hasselman, local contractor, to handle the construction job.

Plans for the 60x140-foot building were drawn up by J.W. DeYoung, Portland architect. Mayer said the main auditorium would seat 500 persons and the loge section 375. He said plans call for two cry rooms, one on either side of the projection booth.“[/quote]The Mt. Hood must be either the theater that was being built in 1948, or the one that Moyer was already operating, and from the look of the Mt. Hood’s building I’d say it was probably the 1948 theater designed by DeYoung.

DeYoung also designed the Tigard Theatre, at Tigard, Oregon, in 1940; The Longview Theatre at Longview, Washington, in 1941; and the McKenzie Theatre at Springfield, Oregon, opened in 1946.

mobie on September 22, 2007 at 7:20 pm

It’s a fun place to go and watch a movie with the family. They have good prices on the popcorn and drinks,and it seems to taste a lot better than those first run houses.It is a good sized movie house and they recently had installed a new air conditioning system, felt great on those hot summer nights.Two movies one small price.