Pix Gallery

22 S. Toppenish Avenue,
Toppenish, WA 98948

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Pix Theater...Toppenish Washington

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The entrance to this theater was located on the ground floor of the J.D. Keck Building, a stately three story red brick structure from the late-1800’s. It was operating as the Pix Theater by 1941. It seems to be a punk nightclub now.

The rear of the building was heavily modified for theater use, with a large stage house. Old ads are still visible, one saying ‘Let’s go to the movies.’, and the other ‘You’ll find the pick of the pictures at the Liberty, Pix, and Wigwam.’.

Contributed by Seth Gaines

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[Deleted] on February 3, 2005 at 4:16 pm

Perhaps you could enlighten me on the status of the Pix Gallery. What is its current purpose? When was a Liberty Pix Theatre located at this address? I show no Liberty Pix Theatre at 211 S. Toppenish Avenue. I will tell you what was located at this address. In 1915 the Lois Theatre was built at 211 S. Toppenish Avenue. The 800 seat Lois Theatre was used for live theatre and movies. On January first 1927 the Lois was renamed to the Liberty Theatre. In the thirties the Liberty was owned by Howard Hughes at which time it became a full time movie theatre. The Liberty Theatre was rescued from demolition in 1984 and used as a movie-live venue theater. I find no data for the Liberty Theatre after 2002. Any further updates would be appreciated.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 4, 2005 at 2:10 am

Tom…..Are you upset because it doesn’t say aka Lois theater at the top? Maybe Seth wasn’t aware that this theater opened as the Lois theater. Maybe he omitted that piece of info on purpose just so you would get all hyper about it. Give me a break, okay! Thats why there are message areas with each theater entry so others can add info to the theater. Theater knowledge is a great thing to have, but people skills are just as important.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 24, 2007 at 9:29 pm

A tour of Toppenish

“Pix Theater: The J.D. Keck building, constructed in 1911, housed two early Toppenish businessesâ€"a Chinese cafe and Mechtels Sugar Bowl Restaurant. In 1940, the Mercy theatre chain opened the Pix Theatre. The 16 windows, painted by Lisa Delisi, portray early lawyers, judges, and physicians who came to town in the early 1900s. The building is downtown on S. Toppenish Ave”.

Yakima Morning Herald, Saturday, April 13, 1946


Ends Tonight
“The Hidden Eye”
Edward Arnold
Frances Rafferty
Buster Crabbe
“Gangster’s Den”

kencmcintyre on February 17, 2007 at 7:47 pm

There is a photo on this page of the Pix/Wigwam sign:

kencmcintyre on September 12, 2007 at 1:31 am

Well, that picture has gone to internet heaven. The 1967 FDY shows the Pix Theater as part of the Mercy & Sons chain, Partners were Michael, Fred Jr., Edgar and Paul Mercy. Mercy & Sons also owned the Liberty at the time, along with a number of other Washington houses.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 18, 2008 at 2:00 am

This is what the Pix Gallery looks like.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 22, 2009 at 12:50 am

This was the Pix in 1981.

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm

A 2012 photo can be seen here.

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