Grand Theatre

Wells Avenue South,
Renton, WA 98057

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The Grand Theatre opened in 1916 on Wells Avenue South between Second Street and Third Street. It was owned and operated by Frank and Marie Connelly at some point. I cannot find a closing date, but I can find information that says someone “rebuilt” it in 1922. I am not sure if that someone was the Connellys or someone after them. According to the City of Renton’s Web site, “In the years between 1916 and 1925, all the popular movies of the era were shown at the Grand Theatre”.

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Dav1dJeffers
Dav1dJeffers on February 19, 2007 at 1:01 pm

Here are three links which include some descriptive text for, and photographs of the Renton Grand Theater.

The Puget Sound Theater Organ Society (PSTOS),

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King County Snapshots,

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The Renton Historical Museum (#19 on the tour),

http://rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=1380

Dav1dJeffers
Dav1dJeffers on March 4, 2007 at 2:47 pm

correction The third link posted on Feb 19,2007 goes to the “Renton History Lives Here Walking Tour” on the City of Renton website, not the Renton Historical Museum website.

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