Eltrym Historic Theater

1809 First Street,
Baker City, OR 97814

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Eltrym Theater

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Opened in June 1940 as a single screen 700 seat capacity movie house, it was renovated in 1997 and converted into a triplex with stadium style seating.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 12, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Would that be Pepto-Bismol Revival? I’m still waiting for the function to be changed to first run movies before this becomes a second run theater. :)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 10, 2009 at 11:27 pm

Another 2008 photo is here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 6, 2009 at 3:22 am

It’s amazing how these photos just happen to land in your Photobucket account. They must be magnetic.

tzimmerus on June 2, 2009 at 9:01 am

The Eltrym Theater opened on June 27th, 1940 and had 700 seats. The first film shown was “Ghost Breakers” starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard. The theater was built by Frank Buckmiller and Freeman Geddes and was named in honor of Frank’s wife, Myrtle, who passed away before the theater was finished. The architect was Day Walter Hillborn from Vancouver, WA.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 6, 2009 at 12:32 am

Here is another photo probably from 2005.

drb on August 2, 2011 at 12:47 am

There’s a recent photo here among other photos of Baker City, second one down: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=17711

scorpio1949 on December 6, 2011 at 9:36 am

The Eltrym Theatre is in the process of installing digital projection units in all of its theatres. This big investment will ensure the viability of the theatre for years to come. I applaud the owners for investing in our community like this. They have done so much to the Eltrym since purchasing it. It has truly become a shining jewel in our downtown historic district.

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