25 Basin Street Southwest,
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While on a trip to the small town of Ephrata in the high desert of Eastern Washington State, I came across an empty building that could not have been anything else than a theater. A little research at the local Grant County Historical Society put me in contact with Mr. Julian Arganoff, age 90, who worked there and at several other area theaters as a projectionist in the 1950’s. He was able to tell me that the MarJo Theatre name was a contraction of the owner’s first names, Mary and John Lee.
The MarJo Theatre was opened in 1940 until some time after 1955. It is listed in the 1955 City Directory as open but is gone by the 1963 edition. The Lee family ran 8 or 10 small town theatres (including the Lee Theatre just down the street) in Central Washington from the 1920’s until the circuit was sold in about 1956.
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