Rivoli Theatre

1st Avenue and Madison Street,
Seattle, WA 98104

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robboehm on July 12, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Uploaded a picture of the Rivoli in the day and during demolition from Seattle Then and Now.

DDarling on July 12, 2015 at 11:42 am

In September 1960, this was indeed a legit theater. I was trying to get a date with a 16 year old girl who is now my wife. I did not because she was busy every weekend, dancing in the chorus line of “Damn Yankees” at the Rivoli Theater. Her being a “dancer” at the Rivoli is still part of our fun Seattle history for those who remember it as a Burlesque House.

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on April 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm

This was where the nudie classic “The Immoral Mr. Teas” premiered in May 1959.

rivest266 on January 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

1969 ad has been posted here. It had two screens at the same time.

kencmcintyre on January 20, 2009 at 7:26 pm

This is from Boxoffice magazine, January 1960:

The Old Seattle Theater Company is the new name of a little theater association which has taken over the Rivoli, which has been closed for the past several months. The building first housed the Tivoli in 1913 and in the years following has been known as the Gaiety, Oak, Olympic and State Ritz. The lessees plan to remodel the old burlesque house and change the entrance from First Avenue to 111 Madison Street.