Majestic Theatre

115 SW 2nd Street,
Corvallis, OR 97333

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 8, 2013 at 6:36 pm

The Majestic Theatre’s web site says that their house opened in August, 1913. Here is an item about an unnamed theater to be built in Corvallis, from the January 21, 1913, issue of Building and Industrial News:

“THEATRE— 2 story, and base, brick and concrete, $30,000. Corvallis. Ore. Architect, George Post, Salem. Owner, M. Porter. The building will contain a main auditorium seating in the neighborhood of 900 people. Construction will be of reinforced concrete with exterior walls of pressed brick and terra cotta. A central heating system will be installed. Interior will be finished in metal and ornamental plaster. Floors will be of concrete. Stage equipment will be let under a separate contract. Plans are now being prepared.”
The description fits the Majestic quite well, as does the timing. Salem architect George M. Post is not to be confused with the better known New York architect George B. Post.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 25, 2008 at 10:14 am

This is the Majestic website.

GaryParks on April 15, 2007 at 6:32 pm

I saw and photogrpahed the exterior of the Majestic week-before-last. The brick exterior appears all original. The attractive—albeit contemporary—marquee is nicely proportioned, and stars with names of donors to the theatre are set into the sidewalk out front. The lobby is completely contemporary in design. I am told that the auditorium retains some features of its historic appearance.