Old St. Francis Theater

700 N.W. Bond Street,
Bend, OR 97701

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The Old St. Francis Theater in Bend is but one of the McMenamin brothers theater-pubs in Oregon and Washington. The Portland Oregonian said in 2004 that Mike and Brian like to restore old buildings and convert them to brewpubs or theater-pubs. They opened their first location in 1983 and have grown in 2010 to 58 locations, with eight showing films. Their most famous and recognizable venue is the Bagdad Theater in Portland.

As for the Bend location, the Old St. Francis School was built in 1936 as a Catholic school. The Oregonian said the building was purchased for $1.6 million in 2002 and after a $3 million renovation it opened in 2004. In addition to the 150-seat theater the complex includes a brewery, bakery, restaurant, pubs, soaking pools, lodgings, and event space. Their website includes a colorful gallery highlighting the Old St. Francis Schools many amenities.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 25, 2010 at 6:25 pm

If you go to the “Movies” tab on the official website (above) there is a slide show of some of the auditoriums of the theaters the McMenamins operate.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on December 1, 2010 at 3:09 am

can always use more info and photos of this theater.

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