Aladdin Theater

3017 S.E. Milwaukee Avenue,
Portland, OR 97202

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The Aladdin opened as Geller’s Theater and was originally a vaudville theater for Jack Benny and other popular entertainment of the times.

Starting in the 1930’s, the theater was transformed into a neighborhood mom and pop movie house.

In later years, the business went sour and the theater was forced to show adult films for 20 years before ownership changed.

The Aladdin Theater is now a popular live music club.

Contributed by Neal Wankoff

Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 9, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Here is a photo of Geller’s Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 25, 2009 at 6:07 pm

This is a nice 2009 photo of the Aladdin Theater.

mharbour on December 18, 2011 at 12:05 am

Aladdin is a concert venue, not a cinema. A good concert venue, but still – not a cinema.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 4, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Here’s a puzzling item from the January 3, 1928, issue of The Film Daily: “Portland, Ore. — The Geller opened on Foster Road just before Christmas.”

Did the magazine get the location wrong, or did Portland have more than one Geller Theatre?

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 9:38 am

A few 2010 photos can be seen here and here.

Tinseltoes on August 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm

1929 photos of Geller’s Theatre: archive

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

Mikeyisirish on November 29, 2012 at 7:58 am

A few November 2012 photos can be seen here, here and a 2010 photo here.

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