Alaska Theatre

514 2nd Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98104

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dallasmovietheaters on January 14, 2018 at 7:16 pm

The original Alaska was a 250 seat theatre operated by People’s Amusement Company.

CSWalczak on August 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Looking at that photo from the Boxoffice Archive, I doubt very much that the building faced with gray tiles in Silicon Sam’s comment of 03-01-2010 is what survives of the Alaska. The archived article’s photo shows a three-story building, and there is evidence that there was an old painted sign on the building to left of gray-tiled building. I think any real traces of the Alaska are gone.

TLSLOEWS on April 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Great 1910 photo.

kencmcintyre on April 3, 2011 at 8:04 pm

This little building has survived for a hundred years. It should have a plaque.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 21, 2009 at 11:24 pm

I was just going for the decoration on the column, but this is likely the exact spot of the theater, to the right of the restaurant then.


Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 21, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Compare the detail on the column in the Google Street View with the 1910 photo in the first post. Pretty Cool…. Either original or made to look like the original.


William Creswell
William Creswell on August 21, 2009 at 6:48 pm

The building is located between the Collins Building and The Smith Tower. I believe the original building still exists but nothing that resembles a theater remains.