The Romance and Nostalgia of Oregon’s Historic Theatres

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on March 24, 2016 at 8:54 am


Great News From Our Friends in Oregon! The Community Planning Workshop (CPW) is embarking on a dramatic journey, the Oregon Historic Theatres Inventory Project. CPW will explore these incredible cultural gems, once cornerstones of social and economic life, to understand their continued value as community assets.

The project will include a statewide inventory and assessment to develop strategies tying historic theatres to travel and tourism promotion throughout Oregon. About the Project

As a three-phase exploration of Oregon’s historic theatres and their potential to spur economic development, Aniko Drlik-Muehleck, Project Manager and CSC GTF, has begun the tedious task of Phase One; taking inventory and gathering information on theatres from across the state that qualify as historic. Currently, she has already identified over 70 theatres in almost 50 Oregon cities.

Learn more about Oregon’s project on the University of Oregon website:

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ABOUT THEATRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Founded by Ben Hall in 1969, the Theatre Historical Society of America (THS) celebrates, documents and promotes the architectural, cultural and social relevance of America’s historic theatres. Through its preservation of the collections in the American Theatre Architecture Archive, its signature publication Marquee™ and Conclave Theatre Tour, THS increases awareness, appreciation and scholarly study of America’s theatres.

Learn more about historic theatres in the THS American Theatre Architecture Archives and on our website at


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SeatMan on April 3, 2016 at 7:55 am

I just acquired 4 original cast iron seat ends from the Oriental theater in Portland. In the process of restoring them.

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