Alger Theatre

24 South F Street,
Lakeview, OR 97630

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hartmang
hartmang on September 17, 2014 at 11:11 pm

I was in lakeview on Wednesday Sept 10th and told the present owner about the Kickstarter fundraiser program that helped save our theater in Lebanon, OR, but he said his attendance was so mediocre in Lakeview, he was not interested. Sad those people in town haven’t the interest to save the theater… about $20 from each would allow purchasing a used digital system. Instead a wonderful piece of history will vanish, the children will lose the wonder and fun of a real and historical theater adventure and the city will be less because of their lack of motivation. Very sad.

RobertR
RobertR on April 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

So sad a true piece of Americana

GKramer
GKramer on August 12, 2013 at 10:35 pm

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

meheuck
meheuck on August 25, 2011 at 9:25 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

DonLewis
DonLewis on August 5, 2010 at 4:12 am

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 8, 2007 at 4:58 am

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.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 18, 2005 at 10:11 pm

From the UC Davis collection:

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Evan39
Evan39 on May 14, 2005 at 6:38 pm

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.