Bandon Theater

Bandon, OR 97411

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Bandon Theater

The Bandon Theater served as the hometown movie theater in Bandon, Oregon from 1937 until the late-1970’s. The last owners were Jack and Shirley Ward. The theater was built as a somewhat temporary structure following the 1936 Bandon fire, but continued to serve for nearly 40 years. The seating arrangement as 5/10/5 X 20 but was altered a bit after a modest renovation in the late-1960’s. The theater had a decent projection and sound system—better than many larger theaters in the area.

Contributed by Phil Jenkins

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 4, 2010 at 11:52 am

Yeah,Phil I have noticed smaller theatres often are better picture and sound than these larger Downtown Theatres.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 4, 2010 at 11:54 am

I knew a man that Built a Theatre,Southside Cinema on CT and the picture and sound were fantasic.35mm.seated about 150 or so,

dallasmovietheaters on December 4, 2016 at 12:30 am

1937 opening shot in photos. The New Bandon Theatre replaced the Hartman Theatre which was destroyed along with most of the city in a catastrophic September 1936 fire.

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