Benton Theater

310 W. Kennewick Avenue,
Kennewick, WA 99336

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Previously operated by: Midstate Amusement Corp.

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Benton Theater ... Kennewick Washington

The Benton Theater is listed in the 1950 and 1951 editions of Film Daily Yearbook and was operated by Midstate Amusement Corp. It is not listed in earlier editions 1941 and 1943.

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ghamilton on July 19, 2007 at 1:34 pm

HOW DO YOU DO THAT????????It’s spooky.

kencmcintyre on October 21, 2008 at 10:38 am

The Benton is listed as being run by Mercy & Sons in the 1967 FDY.

Here is an updated link for the July 2007 photo. Click on Kennewick historic buildings and then scroll down towards the bottom to see the Benton:

kencmcintyre on October 21, 2008 at 10:57 am

I couldn’t see the name of the business in the 1999 photo, it was too small. That would also assume that business is still there ten years later.

kencmcintyre on July 22, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Crime at the Benton in February 1964, as reported by the Tri-City Herald:

A reversible jacket valued at $20 was reported stolen from the office of the Benton Theater. It was owned by Larry Nelson, 524 N. Fisher Place.

kencmcintyre on July 22, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Well, it was a reversible jacket. Comes in handy sometimes.

kencmcintyre on February 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm

The Benton was part of the Alliance Theaters chain in 1947, headquartered in Chicago.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm

From the early 1940s a photo of the Benton Theater in Kennewick.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 23, 2010 at 1:50 pm

It was running movies in the late 60’s for sure,but closed by the early 70’s.

thisisjohnbook on January 20, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Two more photos I found while doing a search, both looking down Kennewick Avenue: (on the left) (on the right)

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