Music Box Theatre
517 SW 9th Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Evergreen State Amusement Corp.
Previous Names: Peoples Theatre, Alder Theatre
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The Peoples Theatre opened in 1911. In 1918 it was equipped with a Kimball 3 manual 22 ranks organ. That instrument was removed to be installed in a Portland area church. In 1923 a Wurlitzer 2 manual 9 ranks organ was installed. The theatre was extensively rebuilt in 1929 to the plans of architects John Bennes and Herman Herzog and reopened as the Alder Theatre.
Around 1935, it was renamed Music Box Theatre, which operated into the 1950’s. The Wurlitzer organ was sold to William Hansen in 1950 who installed in his home. It was later transferred to the Masonic Temple.
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