Narrows Theater

7116 Sixth Avenue,
Tacoma, WA 98406

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The Narrows Theater opened in January of 1949. It had a 600 seat auditorium with Kroehler push-back opera seats and a soundproof infant’s crying room. The first movies to play there were “Northwest Stampede” with Joan Leslie, James Craig and Jack Oakie and “Give My Regards to Broadway” with Dan Dailey and Charles Winninger.

Since 1994 this theater has been the home of the Tacoma Music Playhouse.

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kateymac01
kateymac01 on May 1, 2005 at 12:36 am

According to The (Tacoma) News Tribune on Jan. 9, 1949:

Tacoma Narrows Theatre was about to open, the movie theater’s first movies would be “Northwest Stampede” in color, with Joan Leslie, Robert Craig and Jack Oakie; and “Give My Regards to Broadway” in color. This new movie theater was owned by Angelo and Regina Pecchia of Eatonville. The theater was located in the Highlands Community Center building on Sixth Avenue. It was said to be a modernistic showhouse, with a full confection and soft drink bar, ample parking, huge 600 seat auditorium with “Kroehler” push-back opera seats and a soundproof infant’s crying room.

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