Francis Theatre

621 E. 1st Street,
Newberg, OR 97132

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 25, 2011 at 6:38 pm

The Arcadia Publishing Company book “Newberg,” by Tom Fuller and Christy Van Heukelem says that the Francis Theatre opened on November 8, 1941, and closed in 1984. The theater was located in a former meat packing plant that had been remodeled. The earthquake that led to the building’s demolition occurred in 1993. The theater was named for its owner, Ted Francis.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 13, 2008 at 12:17 pm

In 1955 the Francis Theater had 576 seats. The location given is First Street which is probably East First Street today.