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Seattle’s Historic Theaters

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | All Events (see all) 4916 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States

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

SOLD OUT. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist for this event, please email with your name, phone number, and requested number of tickets.


Photo: The historic Coliseum Theater at Pike Street and 5th Avenue.


November 2, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Columbia City Theater
4916 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
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