Kuhn Cinema

668 Main Street,
Lebanon, OR 97355

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Joseph3 on December 1, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Randolph “Cap” Kuhn, a Czech immigrant, opened the Kuhn Theater with his wife Jessie—after running two other theaters in town in the 1910s and 1920s. His son Rollin took over in the mid-1940s. I’m interested in finding any descendants who might know more about the family history.

ganabutis on October 29, 2013 at 2:40 pm

My parents, Charles and Nancy Stitt ran this theater around 1971 and ‘72. We used to live in the little apartment above the theater.

Robert Allen
Robert Allen on May 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm

To the right of the Kuhn where the archway is is the Gem Theatre, the first movie theatre Lebanon had. It’s used for live performances now. I hope the Kuhn owner can replace the plastic in their marquee. The yellow plastic makes it look trashy.

chspringer on May 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I updated the Google street view to show the correct location.

Robert Allen
Robert Allen on May 4, 2013 at 11:48 am

The building shown is actually the Park theatre on Sherman Street and is probably demolished by now.

Robert Allen
Robert Allen on May 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

Are you sure you’ve got the right picture? I was in a store in the lobby of the theatre shown in this photo several years ago and that building was slated for the wrecking ball. The Kuhn is actually several blocks west.

Mikeyisirish on April 16, 2013 at 10:33 am

You should get in contact with: http://www.saveamericascinemas.org

DarlaPitts on April 16, 2013 at 10:13 am

All, Please help us keep the Kuhn Theater open. Due to the movie industry converting to digital, we need to purchase a new projector. We only have 26 days remaining to come up with $35,000 to help save our small home town theater. Please help by clicking on the link below.


Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 10:09 am

A 2011 photo can be seen here.

mactosh on December 31, 2007 at 9:33 pm

The theatre reopened in Dec 2005. It is doing great and the town is supporting its comeback. They play the latest first run films and bring in the crowds. Great Job Rich Pitts! Every small downtown needs a movie theatre.

rwilliam on May 2, 2005 at 7:54 pm

When I was about 5 years old my parents operated the Kuhn while we lived above the theater. I recently met the new owner and I am very happy to see this wonderful theater being brought back to life. I wish the Kuhn and its owner success!