Ames Theatre

5516 SE Foster Road,
Portland, OR 97206

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The Star Theatre was built in 1924. In 1928 the name was changed to the Ames. The theater closed in 1965.

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Douglas
Douglas on June 15, 2010 at 2:24 pm

My mom and I went to see Ben-Hur at the Ames in 1960. The theatre was packed and they put us in the “crying room,” a sealed-off area by the balcony for parents with screaming kids. The sound was piped in on a little speaker. What an idea! Wish they’d put people who check their Blackberries during movies in a place like that now!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Another reason I quit going to movies.what kind of idiot would pay 10.00 dollars to watch a movie only to play this some stupid hand held computer.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 17, 2010 at 10:10 am

Thats a great idea Soesbe, have a closed in cell phone,Blackberries room,nothing wrong with these devises but cant people live without them for the time it takes to see a movie.I am glad back in my theatre days nobody had these things to distrack people, biggest problem we had were people talking during the movie.

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