Green Lake Theatre

7107 Woodlawn Avenue NE,
Seattle, WA 98115

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Green Lake Theatre exterior

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This was the second Green Lake Theater in Seattle. This one opened August 5, 1937 and closed in early-1958.

In 2005, the building is occupied by Pacific Color Inc.

Contributed by Katie Mac

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kateymac01
kateymac01 on May 21, 2005 at 11:17 am

The Green Lake was considered a very modern theater when it opened on August 5, 1937. An ad declared it “As Modern as Tomorrow.” It was acclaimed as one of the Northwest’s finest theaters with its Mirrophonic sound, air conditioning, and a capacity of 750 patrons — “every seat a loge chair.”

On opening night, the movie shown was “3 Smart Girls” starring Deanna Durbin.

At some point the theater’s address was changed. The grand opening ad lists the address at 7111 Woodlawn Avenue.

The Green Lake Theater closed in 1950.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 10, 2009 at 11:38 am

Unfortunately, Issuu’s scan of the magazine loses part of the text in the fold between pages, but Boxoffice of October 16, 1937, ran an illustrated article about the new Green Lake Theatre. There’s even a photo of the architect of the house, the prolific Bjarne Moe.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on May 23, 2010 at 8:51 pm

An article about this theater: View link

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 15, 2010 at 8:47 am

The theater’s once distinctive sign tower was recently uncovered during operations to remove it; this article has pictures and some theater history: View link

rivest266
rivest266 on January 21, 2012 at 12:36 am

Grand opening ad for August 4th, 1937 has been posted here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Here is an updated link to the 1937 Boxoffice article about The Green Lake Theatre.

paulnelson
paulnelson on July 3, 2013 at 4:25 am

An Art Deco masterpiece and the tower a beacon for the neighborhood. Too bad it is also history. The box-like replacement is a snoozer. A charming area. Needs another stylish theatre to replace the Green Lake.

davefox
davefox on November 4, 2014 at 4:31 am

I moved to Seattle in late 1957 and the theater was still operating. I believe it closed in early 1958, not 1950.

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