Uptown Theatre

1300 Jadwin Avenue,
Richland, WA 99354

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 21, 2017 at 6:45 pm

The Uptown Theatre is now the home of a church with the rather unchurch-like name Eastlake Tri-Cities. Here is the map from their web site.

DavidZornig on March 20, 2017 at 2:59 pm

1951 photo & copy added credit Vintage Tri-Cities Facebook page.

A couple checks out the poster for “The Fighting Coast Guard”, starring Brian Donley and Ella Raines at the Uptown Theater in Richland, 1951.

thisisjohnbook on January 12, 2013 at 2:36 am

First movie I saw here was “Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom”. Also saw “Spies Like Us”, “Brazil”, and “Showgirls” at the Uptown.

The last film shown at the Uptown was “Big Momma’s House 2” on February 11, 2006. It would be shut down for good on Sunday, February 12th.

Here’s a photo from Flickr with the construction of the theater, June 5, 1950: http://www.flickr.com/photos/idyllopuspress/3433277309/in/photostream/

A look at an indoor display inside the Uptown for the film “Little Egypt”. Upon walking into Uptown, this would have been to the wall on the right side. In the 80’s and early 90’s, the wall would have been lined up with two or three stand-up arcade video games. http://www.flickr.com/photos/idyllopuspress/3434080940/in/photostream/

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 24, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Yeah, they always know how to ruin a Grand old Theatre with more screens,But it was either that or close,I know.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 23, 2010 at 9:02 pm

The entry for Walla Walla architect Henry Brandt Gessel in the 1955 edition of the AIA’s American Architects Directory lists the Uptown Theatre in Richland among his designs, and gives 1950 as the year of the project. The Uptown was mentioned in Boxoffice of August 19, 1950, which said that it was soon to open and would have 1,250 seats.