Historic Seattle loves our city’s cultural spaces, especially its historic theaters! Architectural historian Lawrence Kreisman will share the history of an early Seattle theater industry that was remarkable for a growing frontier city: In 1909, Seattle was reputed to be second only to New York in the number and variety of live entertainment offerings. It was the home and training ground for theater entrepreneurs who ultimately established national and international franchises.
Only a small number of Seattle’s historic theaters remain, making it even more vital to advocate for their preservation. The lecture will be held in the 1920 Columbia City Theater, a contributing structure of the Columbia City Historic District.
Cost: $20 Members / $25 General Public
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Photo: The historic Coliseum Theater at Pike Street and 5th Avenue.