Green Parrot Theatre

1419 1st Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98101

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I have no record of the opening date of the Green Parrot Theatre, but I have it Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook, 1941.

It became a popular 24/7 grind house that was favoured by homeless street people looking for a place to spend the night. Its last years of operation were as a X-rated adult porn cinema who’s patrons gave it the nick-name ‘the dirty bird’.

It had a fire in October 1979 and was closed, never to re-open again and it was demolished.

Contributed by KenRoe

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scottfavareille on August 30, 2005 at 6:27 am

From what I understand, it showed a lot of sci-fi triple bills in the 1960’s prior to its porn house incarnation.

Michael Copner (publisher of Cult Movies magazine) once was a projectionist here during the 1970’s.

nmerseth on October 4, 2005 at 8:44 am

here’s a shot from the circa-70’s.

kencmcintyre on December 29, 2005 at 6:23 pm

There are 20 photos of the Green Parrot on this site. Enter Green Parrot as a search term:

RichardO on January 28, 2013 at 8:52 pm

the picture shown is a alley near the old theatre

YauponSurfer on February 26, 2015 at 4:26 pm

I was showing some photos (slides) from Seattle that I had shot while stationed on the Coast Guard icebreaker Staten Island and there was a shot of the Green Parrot marquee. When my father saw it he said he remembered the Green Parrot from when he was stationed on Seattle during WWII.

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