Dream Theatre

701 1st Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98104

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Seattleprojectionist on July 21, 2020 at 8:08 pm

In the photograph, you can see the name of Oliver Wallace advertised as the organist. The Dream is thought to have been the first theatre to install a pipe organ to accompany silent films. Oliver Wallace went on to become the music director for Walt Disney. He composed the music for more than 130 of the Disney shorts from the 1930’s – 1950’s. He also composed music for many full length Disney films.

DavidZornig on July 20, 2020 at 7:33 pm

History courtesy Catherine Adelle: “Address was 701 1st Avenue, Pioneer square. It is now a parking garage. My Great Uncle John Q. Clemmer started The Dream Theatre, it was on the first floor of the Kenneth Hotel which was named after my grandfather Kenneth Myers. According to my uncle there was a Speakeasy in the basement and a brothel on the 7th floor.”