Pe Ell Theater

Pe Ell, WA 98572

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The Pe Ell Theatre was built by the Pe Ell Masonic Lodge in 1927. The Lodge occupied the upper floor of this three story wood building. The theater occupied the first and second floors. The Northcoast Theatres chain, located (then) in Seattle, Washington operated this theater and the Tenino Theater (Tenino, Wash.). Unfortuneately, this theater mysteriously burnt to the ground in 1971.

The theater was never replaced after it burnt down. There were a total of two theaters in this town over the years. This one and the Pe Ell Tokay Theater.

Contributed by Ken Layton

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kateymac01
kateymac01 on September 13, 2005 at 4:24 pm

Do you have information on the Pe Ell Tokay?

publichall
publichall on May 4, 2007 at 3:08 pm

Here’s more on the Pe Ell Theater from period newspaper articles:
The theater was opened as the Ideal Theater by a man named R.H. Shaffer sometime in the 1910’s. The Masonic lodge purchsed he building in June of 1927 and replaced it with a two story brick building built by W.T. Stapleton of Raymond, WA at a cost of about $16,000. The New 485 seat Ideal theater was on the first floor with lodge rooms above. The theater may have been renamed the Pe Ell theater later on.

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