Seavue Theater

Peace Portal Drive,
Blaine, WA 98230

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The Seavue Theater was a porno movie house in downtown Blaine, which operated during the 1970’s and 1980’s. It was demolished in the mid-1990’s for condominium development.

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SnoozeKing
SnoozeKing on October 24, 2017 at 9:03 pm

I remember the Seavue (is spelling correct?) because I lived in Vancouver, BC, during the 1970s and ‘80s and the theatre advertised fairly heavily on Vancouver rock radio stations; the commercials always urged Canadians to make a visit to the porn theatre a part of every day trip to the USA. I went to the Seavue once, in 1981 (because I had just turned 18) and the nice cashier lady said that many Blaine residents wanted the Seavue shuttered permanently. The theatre had two screens on as many floors, with a coin arcade in the basement. It also featured personal appearances by porn stars (which was very unusual for a puny border town). I’m pretty sure that the theatre was on the W side of Peace Portal Drive, and that it was not “demolished” but rather collapsed into Blaine Bay.

Seattleprojectionist
Seattleprojectionist on October 25, 2017 at 4:55 pm

The Seavue was operated by Roger Forbes’s Playtime Theaters of Seattle. Playtime was a statewide circuit of XXX houses. As a very young projectionist with no seniority in the Projectionist’s Union, I worked for this company at a couple of their Seattle locations around 1980/81. A link to a newspaper article regarding a criminal case about illegal asbestos removal during the 1997 demolition: http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19981110&slug=2782753 And a link to an Enviromental Protection Agency press release: https://archive.epa.gov/epapages/newsroom_archive/newsreleases/54bdbdc969e120c5852570cb0075e135.html

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