Avalon Theatre

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

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Douglas
Douglas on September 23, 2015 at 6:04 pm

THE AVALON PROGRAMS 1958 – 1960

1958

1/5/58 WILD ONE, BLACKBOARD JUNGLE
1/12/58 THE LITTLEST OUTLAW, INVISIBLE BOY
1/19/58 A MAN CALLED PETER, LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING
1/26/58 THE JOKER IS WILD, DEVIL’S HAIRPIN
2/2/58 FORBIDDEN PLANET, ON THE THRESHOLD OF SPACE
2/9/58 CRIME IN THE STREET, MR. ROCK AND ROLL
2/16/58 MEET DANNY WILSON, ESCAPADE IN JAPAN
2/23/58 JAILHOUSE ROCK, HIRED GUN
3/2/58 APRIL LOVE, STOWAWAY GIRL
3/9/58 DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, BEAST FROM 20000, SATELLITES IN SKY
3/16/58 NIGHT THE WORLD EXPLODED, JOHNNY TREMAINE, KISS THEM FOR ME
3/23/58 BLOOD OF DRACULA, I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN
3/30/58 LEGEND OF THE LOST, THE DELINQUENTS
4/6/58 THE UNEARTHLY, BEGINNING OF THE END, MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED
4/13/58 DOCTOR AT SEA, DON’T GO NEAR THE WATER
4/20/58 THE QUIET MAN, DUEL AT APACHE WELLS
4/27/58 FLIGHT TO MARS, WORLD WITHOUT END, CREATURE AMONG US*
5/4/58 1000 YEARS FROM NOW, INVASION U.S.A., CREATURE FROM BLACK
5/11/58 DESTINATION MOON, DAY THE WORLD ENDED, REVENGE OF CREATURE
5/18/58 MOTORCYCLE GANG, JAMBOREE
5/25/58 VOODOO ISLAND, CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, X-THE UNKNOWN
6/8/58 ENEMY FROM SPACE, UNKNOWN TERROR, BACK FROM THE DEAD
6/15/58 BATTLE STRIPE, ARMORED ATTACK, PECOS BILL
6/22/58 JET ATTACK, SUICIDE BATTALLION, WETBACK HOUND
6/29/58 THE THING, TARANTULA, PHANTOM FROM 10000 LEAGUES
7/6/58 VAMPIRE’S KISS, THE PHANTOM SPEAKS, THREE STOOGES
7/13/58 ISLE OF THE DEAD, KILLERS FROM SPACE, TEENAGE WEREWOLF
7/20/58 IT CONQUERED THE WORLD, SHE CREATURE, AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN
7/27/58 DEADLY MANTIS, CULT OF THE COBRA, MONOLITH MONSTERS
8/3/58 STRANGE DOOR, BLACK CASTLE, NOT OF THIS EARTH
8/10/58 FIGHTING SEABEES, SANDS OF IWO JIMA, ARIZONA SHEEPDOG
8/17/58 THE MOLE PEOPLE, SHRINKING MAN, BEAST OF THE AMAZON
8/24/58 CREEPING UNKNOWN, THE VAMPIRE, PHARAOHS CURSE
8/31/58 INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN, WORLD WITHOUT END, BLACK SCORPION
9/7/58 FLAME BARRIER, RETURN OF DRACULA, BLACK SLEEP
9/14/58 HAUNTED STRANGLER, FIEND WIHTOUT A FACE, SHE-DEVIL
9/21/58 REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, EARTH VS. THE FLYING, CURSE OF THE DEMON
9/28/58 TARZAN’S HIDDEN JUNGLE, WESTWARD HO THE WAGONS, COWBOY
10/3/58 CYCLOPS, ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS, INVASION OF THE BODY SNAT
10/10/58 TARGET EARTH, 27TH DAY, THE GAMMA PEOPLE
10/17/58 DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, MACABRE, KING KONG
10/24/58 MACHINE GUN KELLY, BONNIE PARKER STORY, BABY FACE NELSON
10/31/58 HALF HUMAN, MONSTER FROM GREEN HELL, RODAN
11/7/58 PHANTOM FROM SPACE, BEAST OF HOLLOW, HELL’S FIVE HOURS
11/14/58 ATTACK OF THE FIFTY FOOT WOMAN, WAR SATELLITES., BENEATH SEA
11/21/58 HOT ROD GANG, DRAGSTRIP RIOT, THUNDER ROAD
11/28/58 THING THAT COULDN’T DIE, HORROR OF DRACULA, CAME FROM OUTER
12/5/58 THE SPIDER, BRAIN EATERS, VAMPIRE’S GHOST
12/12/58 SHE MONSTER, I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE, VIKING WOMEN
12/19/58 THE WEREWOLF, CREATURE WITH ATOM BRAIN, MONSTER CHALLENGE
12/26/58 BRIDE OF THE MONSTER, MIHGTY JOE YOUNG, CATMAN OF PARIS

1959

¼/59 BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE, MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS, THE THING 1/11/59 HOT ROD RUMBLE, HOT CARS, THE RACERS 1/18/59 WAR OF THE WORLDS, WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN 1/25/59 FRANKENSTEIN 1970, SPY IN THE SKY, ATOMIC MAN 2/1/59 MAN WITH A GUN, MAN ON THE PROWL, TERROR AT MIDNIGHT 2/8/59 20,000,000 MILES TO EARTH, 1984, THE GIANT CLAW 2/15/59 HOT ROD GIRL, DRAGSTRIP GIRL, HOTTEST 500 2/22/59 CHECKPOINT HOT CAR GIRL,SHARKFIGHTERS 3/1/59 DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS, GORILLA AT LARGE, ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN 3/8/59 VIOLENT ROAD, PLUNDER ROAD, RIDE A VIOLENT MILE 3/15/59 COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK, I MARRIED A MONSTER, FORBIDDEN PLANET 3/22/59 MEN WITH CARS, DEVIL’S HAIRPIN, REBEL WIHTOUT A CAUES 3/29/59 ON THE THRESHOLD OF SPACE, BRAIN MACHINE, FIEND WHO WALKED 4/5/59 BOWERY MEET MONSTER, TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN, NOT OF THIS EARTH 4/12/59 A&C KEYSTONE, COMIN’ ROUND MOUNTAIN, FRANCIS HAUNTED HOUSE 4/19/59 UNKNOWN TERROR, THE FLY, HELL ON DEVIL’S ISLAND 4/26/59 CONQUEST OF SPACE, THE BLOB, ULYSSES (PURPLE PEOPLE) 5/4/59 SCARED STIFF, JUMPING JACKS, THE FAT MAN 5/11/59 LET’S GO NAVY, MA AND PA KETTLE AT THE FAIR, COVERS BIG TOWN 5/18/59 FEUDING FOOLS, HERE COME THE MARINES, FRANCIS JOINS THE WACS 5/25/59 CREATURE WALKS AMONG US, GLASS WEB, A&D MEET INVISIBLE 6/1/59 GHOST CHASERS, ATOMIC KID, GHOST SPEAKS 6/7/59 THE MAZE, DAUGHTER OF JEKYLL, A&C MARS 6/14/59 SAD SACK, BOWERY BATTALION, MACDONALD’S FARM 6/21/59 KETTLES ON VACATION, RICOCHET ROMANCE, EGG & I 6/28/59 PUBLIC PIGEON, BONZO GOES TO COLLEGE, KETTLES WAIKIKI 7/5/59 CAT GIRL, BEAST 1000000 EYES, NIGHTMARE 7/12/59 ROAR OF THE CROWD, HOT ROD RUMBLE, JALOPY 7/19/59 GIANT WOMAN OF THE AMAZON, LAND UNKOWN, THIS ISLAND EARTH 7/26/59 OKLAHOMA ANNIE, FRANCIS GOES TO WEST POINT, KETTLES ON THE FARM 8/2/59 BEGINNING OF THE END, THE UNEARTHLY, INVASION OF SAUCER MEN 8/9/59 BACK FROM THE DEAD, REVENGE FRANKENSTEIN, NIGHT WORLD EXPLODED 8/16/59 JAILHOUSE ROCK, THUNDER ROAD, HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL 8/23/59 TEENAGE MONSTER, HOUSE OF NUMBERS, BRAIN PLANET AROUS 8/30/59 NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST, SHE GODS, TEENAGE WEREWOLF 9/6/59 LOST MISSILE, ENEMY FROM SPACE, BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN 9/13/59 BLACKBOAD JUNGLE, TEENAGE CAVEMEN, HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER 9/20/59 DANCE WITH ME, HENRY, ALIAS JESSE JAMES, LOOKING FOR DANGER 9/27/59 HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, CURSE OF THE DEMON, FLIGHT TO MARS 10/4/59 IT TERROR FROM BEYOND, CURSE OF FACELESS, MONSTER CHALLENGED 10/11/59 I BURY THE LIVING, INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN, TEENAGERS OUTER SPACE 10/18/59 THE DISEMBODIED, GIANT BEHEMOTH, FROM HELL IT CAME 10/25/59 FLAT TOP, BATTLE ZONE, FIGHTER ATTACK 11/1/59 GIGANTIS, CRY TERROR, QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE 11/8/59 BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE, THE MYSTERIANS, FIRST MAN INTO SPACE 11/15/59 DRAGSTRIP RIOT, HOT ROD GANG, I DIED A 1000 TIMES 11/22/59 BEAST OF HAUNTED CAVE, THE WASP WOMAN, THE BADLANDERS 11/29/59 THE MUMMY, CURSE OF THE UNDEAD, THE SILENT ENEMY 12/6/59 THE H MAN, THE WOMAN EATER, STEP DOWN TO TERROR 12/13/59 BATTLE GROUND, BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL, THE SHEEPMAN 12/20/59 HORROR OF DRACULA, MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS, TARANTULA 12/27/59 OLD YELLER, 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, GEISHA BOY

1960

1/3/60 HEADLESS GHOST, HIDEOUS SUN DEMON, MAN WHO COULD CHEAT 1/10/60 THE ROAD RACERS, T BIRD GANG, GHOST OF DRAGSTRIP HOLLOW 1/17/60 CRAWLING EYE, FRANKENSTEIN 1970, ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS 1/24/60 HAVE ROCKET, WILL TRAVEL, FRANCIS JOINS NAVY, AT THE FRONT 1/31/60 MEN IN WAR, ATTACK, GUNFIGHT IN DODGE CITY 2/6/60 WHITE WILDERNESS, AT WAR WITH ARMY, HOUDINI 2/13/60 WORLD WITHOUT END, WAR OF THE WORLDS, WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE 2/20/60 COSMIC MONSTERS, THE BAT, CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN 2/27/60 LOVE ME TENDER, BERNARDINE, SING BOY SING 3/3/60 HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, 4 SKULLS OF JONATHAN, THE VAMPIRE 3/10/60 THING THAT COULDN’T DIE, GIANT CLAW, THE GAMMA PEOPLE 3/17/60 HORRORS OF BLACK MUSEUM, KILLERS FROM SPACE, DESTINATION MOON 3/24/60 RETURN OF THE FLY, ALLIGATOR PEOPLE, SPACEMAST X-7 4/3/60 JOY RIDE, HOT CARS, HOT CAR GIRL, DRAGSTRIP GIRL 4/10/60 MONSTER FROM GREEN HELL, HALF HUMAN, NOT OF THIS EARTH 4/17/60 SHANE, STALAG 17, LAST TRAIN FROM GUN HILL 4/24/60 HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, ATTACK OF THE 50’, THE CYCLOPS 5/1/60 HAUNTED STRANGLER, FIEND WIHTOUT A FACE, END OF THE WORLD 5/8/60 THE TINGLER, 30’ BRIDE OF CANDY ROCK, 20,000,000 MILES TO EARTH 5/15/60 GIDGET, MATING GAME, LONG, LONG TRAILER 5/22/60 WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST, ATTACK OF PUPPET PEOPLE, THE SPIDER, 5/29/60 MONOLITH MONSTERS, DEADLY MANTIS, CREATURE FROM BLACK 6/5/60 TERROR FROM YEAR 5000, SCREAMING SKULL, BRAIN EATERS 6/12/60 ISLE OF THE DEAD, DAY THE WORLD ENDED, BEAST OF THE AMAZON 6/19/60 AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN, IT CONQUERED, SHE CREATURE 6/26/60 INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, VOODOO ISLAND, INVISIBLE INVADERS 7/3/60 I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN, CRAB MONSTERS, FRANCIS HAUNTED 7/10/60 BLACK CASTLE, 4-D MAN, BOWERY BOYS MEET MONSTERS 7/17/60 KILLER SHREWS, GIANT LEECHES, THE TRAP 7/24/60 ASTOUNDING SHE MONSTER, THE BLOB, FRANKENSTEIN 1970 7/31/60 A&C MEET INVISIBLE, ROCKABYE BABY, TONKA 8/6/60 BRIDE AND THE BEAST, MAN BEAST, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE 8/13/60 ANGRY RED PLANET, DATE WITH DEATH, COSMIC MAN 8/20/60 SHAGGY DOG, DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP, BONZO GOES TO COLLEGE 8/27/60 PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE, THEM, BEAST FROM 20000 FATHOMS 9/4/60 IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, CREATURE FROM LAGOON – 3D 9/11/60 BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE, THE MUMMY, HORROR OF DRACULA 9/18/60 CIRCUS OF HORRORS, THE WASP WOMAN, THE THING 9/25/60 HYPNOTIC EYE, PHANTOM FROM SPACE, I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE 10/2/60 WILD RIDE, THUNDER ROAD, HOT ROD RUMBLE 10/9/60 BEAST OF PARADISE, CREATURES OF THE JUNGLE, TEENAGE WEREWOLF 10/16/60 VISIT TO A SMALL, MISSOURI TRAVELER, A&C KEYSTONE 10/23/60 BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE, 12 TO THE MOON, 27TH DAY 10/30/60 SCREAMING SKULL, HEADLESS GHOST, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL 11/6/60 BRIDES OF DRACULA, LEECH WOMAN, SPOOK CHASERS 11/13/60 13 GHOSTS, EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS, CULT OF THE COBRA 11/20/60 DINOSAURUS, STRANGE DOOR, ELECTRONIC MONSTER 11/27/60 TOBY TYLER, GOLDEN AGE OF COMEDY, ABBOTT & COSTELLO MARS 12/4/60 HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM, H-MAN, THE MYSTERIANS 12/11/60 MAN WHO TURNED TO STONE, ZOMBIES MORA, REVENGE OF FRANK 12/18/60 IT! TERROR, MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED, THE VAMPIRE 12/25/60 DARBY O’GILL, A&C MEET INVISIBLE, STOP, LOOK AND LAUGH

Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm

A 2010 photo can be seen here.

Douglas
Douglas on June 15, 2010 at 5:19 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.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 30, 2006 at 9:30 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”.
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/256420407

strawberry
strawberry on April 7, 2006 at 1:45 am

“In 1913 the newly constructed Sunnyside Theatre provided entertainment to a growing Southeast population. Located at 3451 SE Belmont Street, the Sunnyside operated for 22 years.

In 1935 it was renamed the Avalon. As multiplexes became popular, the Avalon’s main auditorium was divided into three theaters.

In 1987 the movie house became the Avalon Theater and Game Room. It continues to provide entertainment for young and old alike, drawing audiences with a combination of low ticket prices, a weekly variety of movies, and a 5-cent video arcade. “
(see View link)

galago
galago on July 24, 2005 at 8:22 pm

YES! The Avalon is STILL IN OPERATION! I saw the (new) 3-D movie “Shark Boy and Laval Girl” earlier today. It was fun. Plus, once you’re in the theatre, you can play nickle games. Maybe Don Lewis is a “lonely” guy. He should get some friends and go to the movies. Maybe he would be happier getting drunk at Laurlhurst or the Baghdad.

ihatethebeatles
ihatethebeatles on August 6, 2004 at 8:34 pm

This theater is still in operation, although it has been rmodeled a bit. It currently contains 2 small screens. The old main theater is used as a video arcade now. The website for it is http://www.wunderlandgames.com/