Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts

1225-31 Vandercook Way,
Longview, WA 98632

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KenLayton on April 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm

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

Gundark on April 8, 2014 at 9:59 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 12, 2007 at 7:06 pm

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985

Columbia Theater (added 1985 – Building – #85003014)
1225 Vandercook Way, Longview
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Olympic Const., Purvis,George
Architectural Style: Classical Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Social History, Entertainment/Recreation, Community Planning And Development, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Local Gov’t
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture, Work In Progress
Current Sub-function: Theater

KenLayton on March 24, 2004 at 11:56 am

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