Rose Theatre

S. Main Street,
Colfax, WA 99111

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Located in the Walker Block which was constructed in 1912 on South Main Street. It was remodeled in 1920 into a movie theatre in a Mission Revival style, to the plans of architect Gustav Pherson. The Rose Theatre was listed with a seating capacity for 300 in 1941. By 1950, it was listed with 425 seats.

The Rose Theatre has been shuttered for many years, but parts of the building have been in use by various business companies.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on October 23, 2010 at 8:16 am

The theater had a balcony which coould only be reached by an outside stairway next to the box office. In the 1950s the theater became the Perry and Lee men’s clothing store and the balcony office of attorney and police judge Evans Bunker.

The theater was owned at least from 1955-1967 by Saffle’s Theater Service of Seattle, Maurice Saffle, Head. He had 44 theaters in Washington, Idaho and Alaska.

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