Myrtle Theatre

136 Main Street,
Myrtle Creek, OR 97457

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This is another one of Oregon’s small town movie theatres. Located on the top floor of the Rice Building (built in 1915), with a bowling alley in the basement. The Myrtle Theatre was opened by 1931. It was damaged in a fire in 1945. It never reopened and became Western Auto. It later stood vacant for many years. The building still stands in 2019.

Contributed by Ken Layton

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm

A Facebook user named Sarah mentions having seen “Roger Rabbit” at the Rio Theatre in 1988, so it was still open at least that late. I’ve found Myrtle Creek mentioned in Boxoffice only twice, both times in items from 1954 dealing with the Tri-City Drive-In, then operating south of the town.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Looks like it was closed in the 1986 photos if that is when they were taken,maybe they reopened for a while.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 24, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Learn how to spell MICHAEL DOUGLAS 1980 Marquee makes all us Marquee Changers look bad.

Corey Oilar
Corey Oilar on February 18, 2021 at 3:41 am

Anyone have any pictures of what the inside used to look like back when it was open?

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