Montlake Theater

2410 East Lynn Street,
Seattle, WA 98112

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The Montlake Theatre was listed in both the 1941 & 1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbook as (Closed). It probably never reopened as it has gone from listings in 1950, and was converted into apartments. The store fronts to the south of the theatre later served as a branch of the Seattle public library, but before then, one had served as paint store named ‘The Paint Pot’, and the one on the corner was Jake’s Drug Store, which had a soda fountain.

In its last years, the Montlake Theatre had showed foreign films that attracted university students from UW across the Montlake Cut. It had a Style B 2/4 Wurlitzer, opus 1449 installed in 1926. The organ was later moved to Olympia’s Avalon Theatre. The organ was later owned by several Puget Sound individuals including: Robert Dyer, Kenneth Graves, Alden Baunsgard and Woody Presho. The instrument’s current status is unknown.

Contributed by Robert Scott

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 7, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I question the 2410 address. Salon Blast next door is at 2306 24th. If you put 2310 in Google maps, it takes you to the correct location.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 7, 2009 at 2:14 pm

You know that many of those Google maps are not accurate. The link that Bryan posted gives the address as 2410 East Lynn Street which is the location of the Montlake apartments shown in the photo. Here is the website for the Montlake apartments.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 7, 2009 at 2:35 pm

So what is the correct address of the theater?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 7, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I don’t know what address the theater used. 24th Avenue East and East Lynn Street intersect. The entrance to the theater might have been at 24th Avenue East and the apartments are now using the East Lynn Street address.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 7, 2009 at 2:42 pm

But not 2410 24th Avenue East, which is further down the road.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 7, 2009 at 2:49 pm

If it was my decision, I would use the apartment address of 2410 East Lynn Street.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 7, 2009 at 2:52 pm

At least that address gets you in the neighborhood when you map it out. I would agree with that.

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