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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Evan39
Evan39 on May 14, 2005 at 10:38 am

I visited Lakeview on May 12 and 13. The Alger Theater is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for movies but they are getting Star Wars III next week so will be open Thursday-Sunday. This theater is a classic looking 1930’s era theater which needs just a little tender loving care (paint, poster displays windows and lighting). Otherwise it’s a gem.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 18, 2005 at 2:11 pm

From the UC Davis collection:

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kencmcintyre
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.

DonLewis
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
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:

http://sergioleoneifr.blogspot.com/2011/08/once-again-into-lobby-return-visit-to.html

GKramer
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
RobertR on April 1, 2014 at 6:36 am

So sad a true piece of Americana

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