Roseway Theater

7229 NE Sandy Boulevard,
Portland, OR 67213

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The Roseway Theater is operated as an independent, family owned movie house. It opened in 1925 with seating for 600 including a small balcony. The seating was later reduced after a 1950’s remodeling. The Roseway Theater was closed for renovation in March 2008, reopening in May 2008.

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 2, 2008 at 7:41 am

The Roseway was “modernized” in the 1950s, with seating reduced to 462 to allow for larger chairs and more space between the rows, according to a full-page ad for Heywood-Wakefield Seating on page 808 of the 1957 Film Daily Year Book. The ad has three B&W photos, one of the marquee and two of the auditorium. The marquee photo shows a double bill of “The Littlest Outlaw” (first released in December, 1955) and “The Man Who Never Was” (first released in February, 1956).

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 25, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Here is a brief article about the closing:
http://tinyurl.com/2goegn

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 8, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Very nice looking marquee and building.

chspringer
chspringer on April 8, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Looks like the “Roseway” was restored to the orighnal neon instead of the plastic one in other photos. Smooth reader board instead on the corrigated one. Nice to see the restorations. This was always a favorite theater of mine when I lived in Portland. They had a very wide screen that originally could handle the old scope 2.55:1.

jwells
jwells on August 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm

The theater has 330 seats since its remodel.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 24, 2011 at 3:09 pm

It was a JESSE JONES THEATRE in 1956 owned by Jesse E.Jones in Portland.

mharbour
mharbour on December 18, 2011 at 12:17 am

The remodeled Roseway Theater projects digitally. It’s one of the better digital theaters – and a good choice for 3D movies, but there’s no chance of a film showing here.

Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 10:44 am

A 2010 photo can be seen here.

Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on November 29, 2012 at 8:04 am

A November 2012 photo can be seen here.

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