Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts

1225-31 Vandercook Way,
Longview, WA 98632

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The Columbia Theatre was originally opened as a vaudeville and silent film house in 1925. It continued as a movie theater for many years, and was actually scheduled to be torn down in 1980. However, it was saved and renovated to become a live performance venue.

The Columbia Theatre is a beautiful reminder of Longview’s history and serves as a center for the performing arts.

Contributed by Kristin Knutson

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KenLayton
KenLayton on March 24, 2004 at 8:56 am

Theater is located at 1225-31 Vandercook Way, Longview, Wash. 98632-4001 and the phone number is 360-423-1011.

Gundark
Gundark on April 8, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Back in the early 1990s, they had a special event to re-open this theater. I went with a friend. They did some live vaudeville acts, and then showed the 1925 silent file “The Phantom of the Opera” with Lon Chaney. The film was accompanied live by an organist and a few other instruments.

It’s a really beautiful theater. The company that was responsible for the renovation has a nice photo of the interior.

KenLayton
KenLayton on April 11, 2014 at 11:01 am

At one time this was operated by Tom Moyer’s Luxury Theatres.

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