Ruby Theatre

135 E. Woodin Avenue,
Chelan, WA 98816

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DonLewis on June 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm

From 1914 a newsprint photo of the Ruby Theater in Chelan.

AndrewBarrett on March 11, 2008 at 3:36 am

This photoplayer is mentioned on the history page of their website, though talked about in past tense as though it is no longer there.

I would imagine it was bought by a collector in the pacific northwest, since a simple glance through, for example, the AMICA directory seems to reveal a larger percentage of photoplayers in Oregon than in the other states in general. [however, the Ruby theatre is in Washington so perhaps this is a bad example].

I guess one of us should simply email the people at the Ruby Theatre and just ask what became of it.

tomdelay on December 1, 2007 at 2:01 pm

Does anyone know what became of the American Photoplayer organ that was originally in this theatre? It was still in-place to the mid 1970s.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 5, 2007 at 12:53 pm

This is a great shot of the Ruby Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 18, 2007 at 4:48 pm

This website has three photos of the Ruby Theater. Click each photo to expand it.

kencmcintyre on January 27, 2007 at 2:29 pm

Here is an ad on eBay for a July 1960 schedule of films at the Ruby:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 12, 2007 at 4:04 pm

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991

Ruby Theater (added 1991 – Building – #91001495)
135 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

teecee on May 17, 2005 at 5:57 am

Nice interior & exterior photos:
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