Rivoli Theatre

N.E. 6th Street,
Grants Pass, OR 97526

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The Rivoli Theatre was opened December 29, 1919. In 1924 it was equipped with a Robert Morton 2 manual 3 ranks theatre organ. It operated into the 1950’s.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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sgtpepper
sgtpepper on January 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I’m in the process of trying to archive (digitize and hopefully put it on the internet) our towns newspapers microfilm. I’ll try to find out when this theater opened and closed. I eat all the time right next door to where the theater WAS, now it’s bank (different building.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 5, 2011 at 1:49 am

Judging from the photos and captions at PSTOS, the Rivoli was on the east side of 6th Street at or near the corner of of E Street. The address would have been in the range of 301-305 NE 6th Street.

A survey of buildings designed by architect Frank C. Clark lists Hunt and Antle’s Rivoli Theatre at Grants Pass as one of his designs, with the date ca.1915.

mooaks
mooaks on April 6, 2014 at 8:44 pm

The theater was began construction in 1919 after approval from the Grants Pass City council. Designed by Frank C. Clark, the noted architect from Ashland, Oregon, The theater was opened on December 29, 1919 just a couple of days before new years. There were earlier theaters in Grants Pass, beginning in 1906, namely the Bijou, The Star, The Gaiety, The Oregon, The Joy. Later theaters were the State, and then the Rogue Theater constructed in 1937. If you wish for more information complete information, I can give you the theater history in a PDF document with articles from the local Grants Pass Courier newspaper. plus photos of each theater.

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