1107 SW Morrison Street,
Portland, OR 97205

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Previously operated by: Evergreen State Amusement Corp., Fox Circuit

Previous Names: Baker Theatre, Duffwin Theatre, Alcazar Theatre, Music Box Theatre, El Capitan Theatre

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The Baker Theatre was opened in September 1910. It went through several name changes over the years. It was renamed Playhouse in 1932 when it was operated by Evergreen State Amusement Corp. It was still open in 1950 and that year it began use as a church. The use ceased in 1952 and it was demolished in 1953.

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DMarsh on February 20, 2024 at 12:04 am

The Playhouse opened as the Baker in September, 1910. The 1,200 seat venue was a new home for the Baker Players. The theater included film as part of their entertainment offerings. Over the years it would be renamed the Dufwin, Alcazar, Music Box (one of six in Portland to carry that name) and El Capitan. It was named the Playhouse in 1932. It was used for church services in 1950, closed in 1953 and was demolished in 1954.

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