Washington Center for the Performing Arts

512 Washington Street SE,
Olympia, WA 98501

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KenLayton
KenLayton on July 17, 2016 at 4:29 pm

Andy Crow, well-known Pacific Northwest organist who restored the pipe organ in this theater, passed away a few days ago. The pipe organ has been renamed the “Andy Crow Wurlitzer” in his memory. He will receive a posthumous award later in the year for his many years of playing music for silent movies in this and other theaters.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on July 17, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Functions should include: Movies (silent)

KenLayton
KenLayton on August 6, 2013 at 5:43 pm

The theater is in the middle of a 4 million dollar facelift and remodeling. It will also get a marquee for the first time in it’s life. I will get pictures when the project is done in a few months.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 25, 2007 at 12:13 am

The exterior is rather plain. I didn’t realize that this was a former theater when I saw it today.

KenLayton
KenLayton on September 6, 2005 at 1:18 pm

They took the old theater down to PART of one wall to classify as a remodel. This was so the City of Olympia (as operators of this building) would not have to meet their own parking regulations!