Benton Theater

310 W. Kennewick Avenue,
Kennewick, WA 99336

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thisisjohnbook
thisisjohnbook on January 20, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Two more photos I found while doing a search, both looking down Kennewick Avenue: http://i50.tinypic.com/2rft3dj.jpg (on the left) http://i48.tinypic.com/fkntiq.jpg (on the right)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 23, 2010 at 1:50 pm

It was running movies in the late 60’s for sure,but closed by the early 70’s.

DonLewis
DonLewis on August 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm

From the early 1940s a photo of the Benton Theater in Kennewick.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm

The Benton was part of the Alliance Theaters chain in 1947, headquartered in Chicago.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 22, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Well, it was a reversible jacket. Comes in handy sometimes.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 22, 2009 at 7:56 pm

They shouldn’t have wasted their time reporting it.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 22, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Crime at the Benton in February 1964, as reported by the Tri-City Herald:

A reversible jacket valued at $20 was reported stolen from the office of the Benton Theater. It was owned by Larry Nelson, 524 N. Fisher Place.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 21, 2008 at 11:23 am

I can’t read it either. The more that you expand the photo, the more distorted the words become. An address search returns nothing. Maybe the building is still there but vacant. Thanks for fixing the link.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 21, 2008 at 10:57 am

I couldn’t see the name of the business in the 1999 photo, it was too small. That would also assume that business is still there ten years later.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 21, 2008 at 10:45 am

I found it. Here is a direct link. They claim that the photo is from 1955.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 21, 2008 at 10:41 am

I don’t see any vintage photo.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 21, 2008 at 10:38 am

The Benton is listed as being run by Mercy & Sons in the 1967 FDY.

Here is an updated link for the July 2007 photo. Click on Kennewick historic buildings and then scroll down towards the bottom to see the Benton:
http://ebchs.org/

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 19, 2007 at 5:50 pm

I’m not sure Mr. G. If I ever figure it out, I probably won’t be able to do it anymore. :)

ghamilton
ghamilton on July 19, 2007 at 1:34 pm

HOW DO YOU DO THAT????????It’s spooky.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 17, 2007 at 12:42 pm

This is a vintage photo showing the Benton Theater. The movie on the marquee “A Letter to Three Wives” was released in 1949 according to Imdb.