Moonlight Theater

433 NE 3rd Street,
McMinnville, OR 97128

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Moonlight interior #1

This building has a strange history. Originally built as a retail outlet in the 1910’s, it was converted to the Lark Theatre in the 1920’s. Seating was provided for around 300 in the orchestra and 150 in the balcony.

The theatre closed in 1967 and the building returned to retail, first as a Western Auto store and later as various businesses. Now it is back to being a theater. The front of the building is a full service pizza parlor. In the back part to the space is the Moonlight Theater which seats around 100 people. Rows are divided with tables for beer and pizza slices. Films were current second run using 35mm film. It has now been equipped with digital projection and plays first run movies.

Contributed by Chas Springer

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

Trolleyguy on July 14, 2016 at 8:25 am


Made the conversion to digital in 2014. Function should be: Movies(first-run)

DavidZornig on June 4, 2019 at 3:59 pm

August 11, 1949 photo as Lark Theater added, credit Vintage News-Register.

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