Avalon Theater

95 South Nehalem Street,
Clatskanie, OR 97016

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KenLayton
KenLayton on January 31, 2015 at 1:20 am

This is indeed very good news! Glad to hear this gem is being brought back to life. :)

SteveFratelli
SteveFratelli on January 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm

While on a trip out to Astoria, I stopped by here and found that, yes it is still standing and happens to be under restoration. The city owns the building and has raised over 3 million in grants to turn it into a multi-use facility. The original auditorium will be used for live performing arts. There is a ballroom upstairs that can be used for wedding receptions etc. The rest of the space will be offices & bathrooms.

It looks like most of the framing is already done and an elevator has been installed. The target opening date is summer of 2015 as they already have dates booked in August.

KenLayton
KenLayton on December 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Anyone have any updates on this building? Is it still standing?Has anyone done anything with it? Does anyone have pictures of this theater when it was operating? Interior pix would be nice, too.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Jan.7,1949 had “MAN-EATER OF KUMAON"playing with Sabu.They ran three different pictures or so each week during the thirties and forties.

brianh
brianh on March 18, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I used to live in Clatskanie. I remember seeing Tron at this theater back in ‘82. That was also during the video game craze of the early '80’s. We’d show up a couple hours before the movie starting time and the owner would welcome us in to the lobby to start dropping our quarters in about 6 or 7 bootlegged video games there. I remember the really bad Donkey Kong and Scramble clones he had.

GaryParks
GaryParks on April 15, 2007 at 9:58 pm

I saw and photographed this theatre last week. It still looks the same as in the above photo. Some of the letters on the reader board reading “Movie Theatre” have now fallen off, and the second floor windows seem to have been filled with some king of casing and sash.