American Theatre

1310 Cornwall Avenue,
Bellingham, WA 98225

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American Theatre

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Opened in 1902 as the Beck Theatre. In 1915 the upper balcony was replaced by a projection booth and the name was changed to the American Theatre. This theatre closed around 1960 and was demolished shortly afterwards. There is history and some photos of the American Theatre at the link below.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 1, 2013 at 10:51 am

The Pacific Coast Architecture Database says that Beck’s Theatre in Bellingham was designed by architect Edwin W. Houghton.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm

This website has a September 1922 J.W. Sandison photo of the American Theatre advertising Norma Talmadge in “The Eternal Flame”. Sandison’s studio was nest door to the Liberty Theatre also in Bellingham. (Link added to the Liberty page too.)

http://www.whatcommuseum.org/v/vex5/toc.htm

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