Avalon Theatre

3451 S.E. Belmont Street,
Portland, OR 97214

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Avalon TheatreĀ©  / Portland Oregon

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The Avalon Theatre is located on a lonely section of S.E. Belmont Street. It was opened prior to 1941. It has a unique neon sign that is really lonely at night and screens movies as well as being in use as a Wunderland Video Games room.

Contributed by Don Lewis

Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

DonLewis on September 30, 2006 at 6:30 am

My image of the AVALON sign was taken around 1:30 am on a dark and deserted Belmont street. Perhaps now galago can see why I termed it “lonely”.

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Lost Memory on July 9, 2007 at 8:15 am

Here is another recent photo of the Avalon Theater.

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Lost Memory on August 18, 2007 at 3:29 pm

A more recent night view can be seen here.

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Lost Memory on October 30, 2007 at 7:24 am

This is another recent night view.

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Lost Memory on August 11, 2008 at 9:13 am

This is an August 2008 photo.

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Lost Memory on September 26, 2008 at 7:53 am

And here is a September 2008 night view.

Douglas on June 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Memories of this theatre are overwhelming. In the late 50s and early 60s they usually showed three sci-fi-horror films along with a 3 Stooges short and cartoon. Popcorn was cheap. Is there a more convincing portrait of heaven? On the downside, the place was a madhouse, operated for kids and staffed by teenagers. In one case, the projectionist got complaints about low sound levels so he purposely cranked it up full in spite. Teenagers would dance to rock music in the aisle during intermission. It was a glorious, crazy place. In the 70s it became more respectable, usually showing first runs, then it split up into several auditoriums, eventually becoming the combo game board theatre that it is now.

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 10:51 am

A 2010 photo can be seen here.

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