Kuhn Cinema

668 Main Street,
Lebanon, OR 97355

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Kuhn Theater

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 541.905.6196
Manager: 541.905.6196

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Kuhn Cinema

The Kuhn Theater was opened on May 10, 1935. It has been renovated and reopened December 2005, with everything restored or recreated. The Art Deco style theme has been preserved. The marquee looks better than before. Inside, there are new curtains, carpet, seating, and revamped lighting and restrooms. Film projection and sound have been improved, and now there’s DTS digital sound. There’s a new HVAC heating and air conditioning system, new electrical wiring and even a brand new suspended (acoustical) ceiling.

The Kuhn Cinema shows first run mainstream movies, including as many blockbusters as possible.

Contributed by Richard Pitts

Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 10:09 am

A 2011 photo can be seen here.

DarlaPitts on April 16, 2013 at 10:13 am

All, Please help us keep the Kuhn Theater open. Due to the movie industry converting to digital, we need to purchase a new projector. We only have 26 days remaining to come up with $35,000 to help save our small home town theater. Please help by clicking on the link below.


Mikeyisirish on April 16, 2013 at 10:33 am

You should get in contact with: http://www.saveamericascinemas.org

Robert Allen
Robert Allen on May 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

Are you sure you’ve got the right picture? I was in a store in the lobby of the theatre shown in this photo several years ago and that building was slated for the wrecking ball. The Kuhn is actually several blocks west.

Robert Allen
Robert Allen on May 4, 2013 at 11:48 am

The building shown is actually the Park theatre on Sherman Street and is probably demolished by now.

chspringer on May 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I updated the Google street view to show the correct location.

Robert Allen
Robert Allen on May 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm

To the right of the Kuhn where the archway is is the Gem Theatre, the first movie theatre Lebanon had. It’s used for live performances now. I hope the Kuhn owner can replace the plastic in their marquee. The yellow plastic makes it look trashy.

ganabutis on October 29, 2013 at 2:40 pm

My parents, Charles and Nancy Stitt ran this theater around 1971 and ‘72. We used to live in the little apartment above the theater.

Joseph3 on December 1, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Randolph “Cap” Kuhn, a Czech immigrant, opened the Kuhn Theater with his wife Jessie—after running two other theaters in town in the 1910s and 1920s. His son Rollin took over in the mid-1940s. I’m interested in finding any descendants who might know more about the family history.

50sSNIPES on May 16, 2021 at 10:01 am

Opened On May 10, 1935.

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