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 10 comments)

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on August 18, 2005 at 6:53 pm

There are 620 seats per the website.

decoteau
decoteau on May 27, 2008 at 7:07 pm

FULL MOON HORROR ROAD SHOW this Friday at the ALADDIN THEATRE. Mention Dave DeCoteau and get in FREE!

http://www.fullmoondirect.com/

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on October 1, 2008 at 5:36 am

Thanks, best photo yet… glad the old place is still jumping!

mharbour
mharbour on December 18, 2011 at 8:05 am

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 5, 2012 at 1:17 am

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
Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 5:38 pm

A few 2010 photos can be seen here and here.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 8, 2012 at 9:28 pm

1929 photos of Geller’s Theatre: archive

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 19, 2012 at 1:11 am

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
Mikeyisirish on November 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm

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

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