Island Theatre

801 Commercial Avenue,
Anacortes, WA 98221

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Functions: Bank

Previous Names: Paramount Theatre

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ISLAND Theatre; Anacortes, Washington.

Originally the Paramount Theatre, the theater was renamed the Island around 1945. Today the former theater building is occupied by a bank.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 1, 2007 at 4:15 am

Listed as the Island Theatre in the 1941 edition of Film Daily Yearbook 500 seats (Closed). This could have been the changeover period from Paramount to Island. In the 1943 edition of F.D.Y. it is open as the Island Theatre with 490 seats.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm

The Paramount Theatre opened in February, 1929. Financial reverses due to the depression led to its closure in 1931. Local sources say that it reopened in 1933 as the Roxy Theatre, but that name never appears in the Film Daily Yearbook, so it may have been a very short-lived operation. In the 1936 FDY the Island Theatre makes its first appearance. As the Island, the house survived the other indoor theaters in Anacortes, operating into the 1970s. The theater was dismantled and the building converted into a bank in 1977.

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