Arabian Theatre

7610 Aurora Avenue N,
Seattle, WA 98103

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Previously operated by: Sterling Theaters, Inc.

Architects: George B. Purvis

Functions: Church

Styles: Moorish

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1953 photo courtesy of PowerGlide Magazine Facebook page.

The original Arabesque façade of the building remains. It had a Kimball organ installed in 1925. The Arabian Theatre was closed in 1954 and has been converted into a church.

Contributed by Katie Mac

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

kateymac01 on May 6, 2005 at 7:53 pm

Great exterior photos at View link

kencmcintyre on December 29, 2005 at 8:51 pm

Try this link. Enter theaters as a search term and then browse the photos:

View link

kateymac01 on January 2, 2006 at 11:57 pm

The Arabian closed in 1954.

kencmcintyre on May 31, 2006 at 9:48 pm

This 1956 photo was taken after the theater closed:

jimshep on January 27, 2013 at 9:07 pm

I went to Saturday matinees at this theater in the 1940s. We would see two features, a comedy, a serial, and a newsreel for $.09 (because if they had charged $.10 they would have had to charge a tax). Popcorn, candy, and the bus were each $.05. We each got $.25 and would have to decide whether to have candy and popcorn or take the bus. Many times it was a long walk home in the rain.

pnelson on October 26, 2015 at 10:59 pm

My dad went to this theatre years ago and I think he said he won a prize in a drawing here once. In the depression probably. Still a wonderful building that looks much like it did in the past. Would be nice to see interior pics of the theatre from the past and the present.

DavidZornig on September 20, 2019 at 8:21 pm

2012 Seattle Now & Then link with additional photos.

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