558 North Market Boulevard,
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The Chehalis Theatre was originally constructed in the late-1920’s as a car dealership and was not a movie theatre until its conversion in 1938 to the Pix Theatre.
In 1958, the theatre was renovated and renamed the Chehalis Theatre. Tom Moyer Luxury Theaters bought it in 1980 and closed it in 1984. It was converted into a videotape rental store that same year and operated until 1994, when the video store finally folded.
The Chehalis Theatre sat empty and neglected for two years until local theatre buff Daryl Lund purchased the theatre and restored it to its full glory. Original Art Deco light fixtures were found in the attic, restored, and re-installed in the auditorium. Brand new seats, a new snack bar, new projector, new lamphouse, and digital sound were added. The marquee was repainted and many sections of neon were repaired or replaced.
The Chehalis Theatre closed in December 2008, two months after a ten-screen multiplex opened outside of town.
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