Alger Theatre

24 South F Street,
Lakeview, OR 97630

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Opened in 1940 with 500 seats in orchestra and balcony levels. The Alger Theatre is a nice, small-town Art Deco style theatre. In recent years a stage was added to the auditorium, reducing the seating capacity to the current 344.

It was closed in March 2014, unable to afford the conversion to digital projection.

Contributed by Ken Layton

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 8, 2006 at 12:52 pm

This is a recent photo of the Alger Theater.

kencmcintyre on September 7, 2007 at 8:58 pm

In the early sixties, Alger Theaters, headquartered in Lakeview, ran the Alger, Marius Theater and Circle J-M Drive-In, all in Lakeview. President was Janice Alger.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 8, 2008 at 4:59 pm

In the introduction above, “Art Deco” is a link that brings you back to this page. I don’t see the purpose of it.

More photos can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 12, 2008 at 7:22 pm

This 2007 article gives the year built as 1940 and seat count as 344.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 28, 2009 at 5:04 pm

The Alger Theater is listed in the 1950 Film Daily with 500 seats.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 14, 2009 at 7:28 am

Here is another photo of the Alger.

DonLewis on August 4, 2010 at 8:12 pm

From the 1950s a photo postcard from Lakeview that captured a view of the Alger Theatre.

meheuck on August 25, 2011 at 1:25 am

Dennis Cozzalio wrote a wonderful piece about visiting this childhood haunt of his…or at least it was wonderful until a clueless projectionist tried to slough off running a scope movie with a flat lens:

GKramer on August 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm

The State of Oregon inventory for this building says that it was designed and built by Merle Alger.

RobertR on April 1, 2014 at 6:36 am

So sad a true piece of Americana

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